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Old December 17th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #6881
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That are corrugated steel floor plates. They are laid on top of the steal beams over the PATH tracks. Once installed they'll pour concrete on top of the plates. The combination of steel plates with concrete makes a strong light weight floor. They are using the same technique for the memorial
Yes i noticed that (for the memorial)
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Old December 17th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #6882
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I have some photos that i'll post asap. I keep forgetting that the PATH loop, and part of the street level area of the station is against/on top of the irt broadway line. Anyone interested in seeing freaky views of the site, ride the 1 back and forth and PATH too. No cameras on PATH.

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Hope to see the pictures soon! I saw the freaky views of the site from the PATH train when I visited last September. Yeah, the part passing through the Freedom Tower was weird. It was like going through a dark rocky cave with weird utility lighting for the construction workers. Now that I think of it, since the train did technically pass within the footprint of the building, I can say that I've been inside the Freedom Tower!

BTW, metsfan (or anyone else in NYC), are you able to get any photos of the Freedom Tower from inside the PATH hub? I was able to get a great, close up view of the construction with the naked eye, but there was a lot of netting at the time which made it nearly impossible to take any clear pictures, and the few seconds of video I shot with my point-and-shoot camera came out horrible. The netting may have been removed since then. Ever pass along this way?

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Old December 17th, 2008, 09:34 PM   #6883
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Is it me or there is a piece of memorial steel sticking out from middle of the ramp (bottom of the ramp) ???
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Old December 17th, 2008, 10:52 PM   #6884
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They indeed made a hole in the ramp to place a column over there. I guess they removed the wrong part of the ramp last weekend and had to find a simple solution in order to continue building the memorial

@RKOwens, stop it! You make me jealous
Can't wait for pictures btw
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Old December 18th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #6885
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I want to see those pics too
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Old December 18th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #6886
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Construction Worker Injured at WTC Site

The Port Authority tell us that the construction worker was not pinned by a collapsed crane, as previously reported: "A crane maintenance worker fell 3 feet off a crane while doing routine maintenance at 7 a.m. He suffered minor injuries and was taken to St. Vincent's as a precaution." His injury is "not believed to be life-threatening."

http://gothamist.com/2008/12/18/worl...e_accident.php

Looks like it happen on north side of memorial site ( 7:15am on earthcam)
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Old December 18th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #6887
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Glad to hear it is not serious injury.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #6888
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3 feet? That's like falling out of bed. Why is this a big deal suddenly? Hopefully it doesn't cause any delay. (No disrespect to the guy.)
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Old December 18th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #6889
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So glad this building is finally rising! I know it took a lot of time to clean that mess up and get things going, but it's been far too long in my opinion. Hope it rises quickly and without any problems and restores lower Manhattan's skyline to its former glory (or better).
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Old December 18th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #6890
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From earthCam

great progress
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Old December 19th, 2008, 12:07 AM   #6891
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WOW. Who’s the contractor?-Speedy Gonzales. "¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!"

With that kind of pace they can finish ahead of schedule.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 08:34 AM   #6892
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Construction Worker Injured at WTC Site

The Port Authority tell us that the construction worker was not pinned by a collapsed crane, as previously reported: "A crane maintenance worker fell 3 feet off a crane while doing routine maintenance at 7 a.m. He suffered minor injuries and was taken to St. Vincent's as a precaution." His injury is "not believed to be life-threatening."

http://gothamist.com/2008/12/18/worl...e_accident.php

Looks like it happen on north side of memorial site ( 7:15am on earthcam)
Hmmm yeah falling 3 feet off a crane isn't news. Now with so much going on down below, I can see how he got hurt. And why would his injury be life threatening. Did he fall on his neck, did a bigger fatter guy fall on top of him.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #6893
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No new tower crane segments... This method is a US patent.. crane design an Australian one.. jacking not.

See this..

http://www.dcmerectors.com/tower-crane_video.htm
Yeah...looking at harryc's pics see it is quite different but remember the original WTC used our cranes back in the 60's....guess there will always be improvements to any idea.....
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Old December 19th, 2008, 01:21 PM   #6894
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How many meters is freedom tower above street level???
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Old December 19th, 2008, 06:11 PM   #6895
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great progress
Great progress indeed
What is the white stuff in Memorial?
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Old December 19th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #6896
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What is the white stuff in Memorial?
ummm floors ( they actually will put concrete on top)

Unfortunately they will probably stop almost all the work today because of snow storm.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 07:20 PM   #6897
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ummm floors ( they actually will put concrete on top)

Unfortunately they will probably stop almost all the work today because of snow storm.
well, at least it's not a sandstorm (-->dubai!)
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Old December 19th, 2008, 08:24 PM   #6898
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Great progress indeed
What is the white stuff in Memorial?
It's low-weight steel. As WebEagle12 said, they'll pour the concrete on top of it to make the middle "tier" of the waterfall.
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Unfortunately they will probably stop almost all the work today because of snow storm.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 08:30 PM   #6899
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WOW! Cool pic
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Old December 19th, 2008, 09:37 PM   #6900
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How many meters is freedom tower above street level???
The roof will be 417 meters above street level, exactly the same height as the original Twin Towers. The spire on top will rise another 408 feet, but I don't know exactly how many meters that is (135?). Ultimately, it'll be well over half a kilometer tall.

Seeing the webcam views of the memorial today, I wonder what the memorial park will look in like in winter when there's been heavy snowing. Probably the trees will be bare/nearly invisible and the entire area will be white and indestinguishable, except for two massive squares in the ground.
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