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Old November 30th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #6701
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Only things left were ruptured steel and crushed concrete. You don't expect to find glasses or pencils in that demolition.
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Old November 30th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #6702
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sorry for the double post, dodgy computer.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 03:26 AM   #6703
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Increible, mi ciudad favorita, New York. Aquí en España por desgracia, abunda la mentalidad catetil, y tendremos que viajar para ver estas obras increíbles. Normal que seais la potencia mundial económica, cultural...

Viva New York!
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Old December 1st, 2008, 03:49 AM   #6704
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i really really like this proyect is incredible xD
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Old December 1st, 2008, 04:58 PM   #6705
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Wow ! Looking at that sep-2001 picture, i must say progress is too much since then. Congratulations ! The hardest stage is almost done !
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Old December 1st, 2008, 05:37 PM   #6706
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Wow ! Looking at that sep-2001 picture, i must say progress is too much since then. Congratulations ! The hardest stage is almost done !
Being there often its hard to tell aside from the construction barriers that 9/11 even happened from the hudson. Once you pass through the winter garden though you can see the big hole & bankers trust building in its mortuary garb.

It is hard to be there around 9/11 each year. I had to go over to the cove after waiting 15 minutes sitting on a crate right up against the post office sept 12. All the cards, balloons, flowers, photos, drawings... Too much.

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Old December 1st, 2008, 06:59 PM   #6707
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7 years later that pic from 2001 reminds those bad days of 9/11...
Is very sad to see that view...
Now about constructions, <The hardest stage is almost done> now comes the hardest ones...
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Old December 1st, 2008, 11:48 PM   #6708
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Now about constructions, <The hardest stage is almost done> now comes the hardest ones...
what is that supposed to mean? lol
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 12:13 AM   #6709
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First we need to analyse what he meant by 'hardest stage' and 'hardest ones' and what their differences are.

I think concrete may have been poured at the south-west corner of freedom tower today. Not perfectly sure but by the looks of things I think there may have been. The current highest floor around the core is the area around the southern core, northern half of north core is surrounded by one level below the highest.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 12:28 AM   #6710
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Totally incredible pictures!!!
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 01:20 AM   #6711
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Many, many truckloads of steel beams were delivered to the memorial site today, and three new columns were installed in the North Tower footprint in the last half hour or so of the workday before work stopped. Tomorrow should be an interesting day as they'll probably be working from morning to sunset installing the new steel which is already at the site.

Also, in one of the wtc.com videos a few weeks ago, they said that steel erection for Tower 4 would begin on December 1st. It doesn't seem like any steel was installed today at Tower 4, but it should begin soon...

(I know this isn't about the Freedom Tower, but does anyone know if SkyscraperCity has a forum dedicated to the memorial? I can't find one.)
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 10:49 AM   #6712
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^About Tower 4, keep in mind that we cannot really most of it from the cam. Maybe they didn't install the first beams, maybe they did (I don't think so b/c if they did I think there would have been a small media presence or pictures uploaded); however, WTC Tower 4 seems to be progressing even faster than the Freedom Tower did so that's more good news. I hope it gets its first tower crane within the next few months. It would be nice to see a second HD cam at the WFC to record progress on the other half of the WTC site since, obviously, the current cam can't cover it all.

I recall someone asking what would happen to the current HD cam when the Freedom Tower rises out of its view. I was looking through the older records and there was one picture in which the cam had been tilted up and everything was zoomed out, revealing the top of the WFC the water behind it and sky above it, so I assume that's what will happen in late 2009 or 2010. Alas, the entire eastern part of the site was cut off, and that's just more of a reason why we need a second HD Earthcam.

Edit: Looking back, the construction manager of WTC Tower 4 said that superstructure work will begin today. Also, within the next few days, they may start removing the ramp.

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Old December 2nd, 2008, 07:00 PM   #6713
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Now about constructions, <The hardest stage is almost done> now comes the hardest ones...
I meant about the construction of the tower...
Is not a easy think to built 5 towers from scratch which one of them has 108 floors.
Need big effort and labour in order to is realised, as well as patience.
Will exist good days, but can also exist also difficult days.
And I do not mean about money, U.S. is a strong country, and it will find way to become strongest from this Economical crisis
i mean those persons that will work day-night (24h/7) in order to finishes this beautiful tower (2014 ?)
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 03:31 AM   #6714
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I meant about the construction of the tower...
Is not a easy think to built 5 towers from scratch which one of them has 108 floors.
Need big effort and labour in order to is realised, as well as patience.
Will exist good days, but can also exist also difficult days.
And I do not mean about money, U.S. is a strong country, and it will find way to become strongest from this Economical crisis
i mean those persons that will work day-night (24h/7) in order to finishes this beautiful tower (2014 ?)
lol oh thanks
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 05:41 AM   #6715
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Great shots, both of you! And yeah, as stated above, the work in front of the WFC is in preperation for the excavation for the below-ground tunnel which will run under West Street and connect to the WFC. The original walkway was above-ground and led many people to safety on 9/11 (due to the danger of falling debris and people), but was destroyed when the North Tower collapsed. This is the original bridge on the right side of the picture:



A temporary walkway was rebuilt after 9/11. Right now anyone wanting to cross the street has to walk across the above-ground bridge... which will eventually be removed when the new tunnel is completed. I think the actual excavation for the tunnel is set to begin at the beginning of next year.
Amazing shot. I hadn't seen it before. What's remarkable is that the WFC didn't suffer more damage than it did. Must be pretty robust construction.
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 09:50 AM   #6716
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Didn't ever see such a picture !!!
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 05:28 PM   #6717
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that picture is incredible... and terrible...
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 06:06 PM   #6718
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Freedom Tower has made progress. Compared to the last week it seems to get a very busy place (construction workers all around ... and doing something! ) I'm going to take some pics tomorrow.
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 06:58 PM   #6719
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Im sorry I hate to do this, but I really dont feel like going back 10 pages or so to look for it ...so:

can anyone please post the finally design for this thing?
is it still going to look like the picture on the first page of this thread?
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 07:01 PM   #6720
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There's black cubic thing installed at the north-west corner of the site, I can't even see what it is, but haven't seen it before.
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