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Old November 4th, 2008, 08:40 PM   #6441
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Toward top left of this photo there's bridge looking thing which seems to be overlapping with the freedom tower construction site. Is that to be demolished or is it outside the construction site boundary?



And does anyone have basement diagram of freedom tower? I don't know how many floors are below ground floor and how far they've done so far.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 09:12 PM   #6442
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It will be demolished. I think it is scheduled to come down in 1Q 2009 but I'd have recheck on that.

As for basement plans....some of the guys on Wired NY have at least seen them.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #6443
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cheers, and the bridge thing is overlapping into the construction site as I can see steel beams sitting right under it.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 11:09 PM   #6444
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I'm not sure if they will demolish it. In the top of the picture it looks like some new beams are attached to the structure. On the other hand I see some of FT's perimeter columns underneath the deck (upper left corner, behind the crane)

As for the basement floorplan. This is what I found on my PC.


I thought there are some more detailed plans but I can't find them. Maybe someone else have them? Anyway there will be 4 basement levels. They are currently working on the last level (B1) before streetlevel.
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Old November 4th, 2008, 11:52 PM   #6445
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so the subway still runs underneath/through the site? that is truly amazing, can workers get the subway directly to the site ?
To be exact, the WTC PATH loop, and the MTA 1 line runs through the middle of the site. Nearby is the E line terminal at chambers st. Trains running on the 1 line have a view out to the paneling covering the sides of the tunnel where light shines through from the outside between the panels. The last time this area saw daylight before 9/11 was 1903 when the cortlandt street station was constructed. The new station will be part of the WTC transit hub and will connect the other cortlandt street station farther east, the E terminal with PATH underground.

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Old November 5th, 2008, 01:29 AM   #6446
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That bridge structure does overlap the northern part of the freedom tower steel perimeter and eventually will be removed. If you look at the webcam, you can see where they removed part of the bridgge (it looks bluer than the rest) in order to put in the beams underneath it.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 01:47 AM   #6447
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ooohhh it being built! wooo gonna be good!
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Old November 5th, 2008, 03:14 AM   #6448
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Old November 5th, 2008, 04:11 AM   #6449
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Hey Those are some fantastic pictures, Thanks very, very much.

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Old November 5th, 2008, 04:37 AM   #6450
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Why does this huge steel column appear to be resting on WOOD? Or is the wood just covering concrete or another section of steel?

That is a lot of rebar!
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Old November 5th, 2008, 04:41 AM   #6451
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Why does this huge steel column appear to be resting on WOOD? Or is the wood just covering concrete or another section of steel?

That is a lot of rebar!
that not a wood, that a another steel column
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Old November 5th, 2008, 04:45 AM   #6452
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Nice update, it's nice seeing pics rolling in every once in a while.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 05:45 AM   #6453
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I hope this isn't a dumb question, but I've always wondered what is all that striped stuff that makes up the wall of the yellow structure? And what is its purpose in construction?
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Old November 5th, 2008, 07:30 AM   #6454
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I think pieces of foam like styrofoam for the blue one and maybe polystirene for the white. Maybe foam is for thermal regulation when concrete is pouring , liquid concrete is hot.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 07:52 AM   #6455
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Progress on the eastern side of ground zero has a little sluggish when compared to the western side with the Freedom Tower, memorial, and other below grade structures, but I bet work will pick up on the Tower 4 site soon since they will be installing the first cranes there in a few days. I've heard that T4 will top out before T1, but I'm not sure about it.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 08:18 AM   #6456
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good to see this tower carried above street level finally!
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Old November 5th, 2008, 03:27 PM   #6457
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Aren't the white arches in the south side of the site supposed to be in the lobby? But they're one level under the street level which means they're floor -1 or floor below ground level. Someone should summarise this for me.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #6458
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Those arches aren't the lobby. There are an underground connection to BPC.
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Old November 5th, 2008, 07:33 PM   #6459
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Nice updates
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Old November 5th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #6460
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Thanks for the updates ! Wow, so much steel. Go FT !
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