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Old November 9th, 2008, 06:05 AM   #6501
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More Concrete

Its Saturday night and not only are they still working to finish the slurry wall reinforcement at the memorial but there is also a large concrete pour going on at the FT. They're pouring the floor on the west side of the tower.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 06:59 AM   #6502
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I just looked on Earthcam too, Wow! The progress over the last few days is great. Someone must've really lit a fire under someone's as$.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 12:39 PM   #6503
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I just looked on Earthcam too, Wow! The progress over the last few days is great. Someone must've really lit a fire under someone's as$.
I"m happy to see progress in last few days, especially freedom tower and memorial site.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 01:12 PM   #6504
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Found this picture worth posting
Very nice pic
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Old November 9th, 2008, 07:00 PM   #6505
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WTC Construction Update, November 2008

November 08, 2008
LowerManhattan.info



The following lists the major work taking place currently at the site:

Freedom Tower:

Installation of tower-foundation steel columns (two cranes on site)

· Installation of tower-foundation steel columns (two cranes on site); superstructure reached grade in July 2008

· Pouring concrete for the foundation and rebar installation for core and sheer wall

· Utility installation and tie-ins



WTC East Bathtub:

· Excavation of the Tower Two site through October 2008; crews are working double shifts

· Concrete pours began at the Tower 4 site in July 2008

· Major excavation of the south half of the east bathtub (sites of Towers Three and Four) from July 2007 through February 17, 2008; Silverstein Properties's construction team is mobilized and preliminary construction is underway

· Structural support and excavation under the 1 train box, which runs through the WTC site along Greenwich Street

National September 11th Memorial and Museum:

· Slurry wall reinforcement

· The "Survivors Stairway" will be relocated to its permanent home in the underground Memorial by late 2008

· Steel installation began September 1, 2008

· Concrete installation begins in early 2009

· Memorial crews plan to remove the ramp into the WTC site by December 2008 to continue construction on the south footprint

· The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation announced on April 9, 2008 that it reached its $350 million private fundraising goal



Tower 4

· Excavation

· Foundation work including concrete pours

Tower 3

* Excavation; rock blasting through fall 2008
* Foundation work

130 Liberty Street/Deutsche Bank Building Deconstruction:

· Abatement crews are currently working downward

· Full decontamination is underway as of May 2008

Air-quality testing at the building continues, with 12 sampling sites in the building’s immediate vicinity.

Source: LowerManhattan.info
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Old November 9th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #6506
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A while back I posted some pictures of the site from the roof of WTC7 and said I'd post the video from the building and the roof as well as soon as the person who took me up to the roof checked with his immediate boss and gave me the okay. It took longer than expected (both men are understandably very busy), but the video is finally up. You can check it out here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhYD-09u_w8

Be sure to click on "watch in high quality" right below the video screen. I don't understand why YouTube doesn't automatically play the videos in high quality, but I can't bear to watch the video in the extremely grainy normal quality. For those of you who didn't catch the pictures when I first posted them, you can find them on page 304 of this thread.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #6507
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Wonderful video RKOwens and many thanks for posting. WTC 7 looks very nice from the inside and I hope the other WTC towers will have the same high quality. Oh and got to love the telescope in Silverstein's office at 1:03. The dirty old guy
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Old November 10th, 2008, 12:43 AM   #6508
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WTC 1 and all the other's will most certainly have much higher quality interiors than WTC 7.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 01:52 AM   #6509
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Thanks for sharing the video. I wish you would just hold camera still instead shaking it too much. That made me feeling little sick when you shake your camera.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 02:15 AM   #6510
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Glad to see the pace is picking up. This will keep a lot of people employed.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 02:34 AM   #6511
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WTC 1 and all the other's will most certainly have much higher quality interiors than WTC 7.
Some of the floors you saw in the video (like floor 52) are raw because they are still up for lease...
It's more up to the person who leases the space to design it, but I'm sure each tower will have a few pre-made office floors, and I'm sure that the stuff like the lobbies, sky lobbies, observation decks, ect will all be beyond world-class; this is the most anticapted and greatest office project ever.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 04:00 AM   #6512
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Old November 10th, 2008, 04:04 AM   #6513
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Wow... you can clearly see a progress in here. Compare this to my pic taken in July...

[IMG]http://i37.************/v66c1z.jpg[/IMG]
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Old November 10th, 2008, 04:23 AM   #6514
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nice pic
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Old November 10th, 2008, 07:13 AM   #6515
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Realmente impresionante!!!
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Old November 10th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #6516
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yes! I am so happy we are finally seeing good progress. Does anyone know how long until this building really start to grow? A few months?
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Old November 10th, 2008, 01:38 PM   #6517
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I made a gif of construction progress over the last year or so, but even the even the smallest sized gif was about 3MB so I really had no options like Photobucket or Imageshack when I wanted to upload it and I don't trust the site I uploaded it to, but I hope you people can see it:


http://imgplace.com/image/view/cc05b...dcea2eb93ef3c3

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Old November 10th, 2008, 01:57 PM   #6518
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nice pic
Thanx.

I have more pics from NYC in this thread http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=662846 so you can check them out.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 07:05 PM   #6519
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yes! I am so happy we are finally seeing good progress. Does anyone know how long until this building really start to grow? A few months?
In few months the progress will be huge...
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Old November 10th, 2008, 07:29 PM   #6520
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Speaking of Progress

It looks like the forms on the south core have closed again. Another core pour this week?
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