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Old December 23rd, 2008, 12:34 PM   #6941
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The recent snowstorm cause any problems to construction site? I hope not
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 02:50 PM   #6942
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iff that happen there will more time to do the wtc
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 04:41 PM   #6943
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The recent snowstorm cause any problems to construction site? I hope not
its always harder to work in the winter, its cold, icy and snow covers all equipment, and etc... Frigid temperatures didn't make life easier for workers and equipment in last couple days but it's should warm up by end of this week. I live in upstate NY and here temperatures barely went above 20F yesterday and with wind chills (brr) it felt like 0 to -10, its was COLD.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 07:16 PM   #6944
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why dont they just rebuild the twin tower? they were way better in my opinion
Hey, maybe James Cameron should direct Terminator 4! Just one problem, that debate is long over. The new towers are already being built.

Still, I wouldn't be surprised if eventually we do see a new Twin Towers somewhere in NYC which will be comparable to the WTC Twin Towers. There are already the Silver Towers, which are two Twin Towers about half the height of the WTC towers, in midtown (which will be used for residential when completed). The idea of two identical Twin Towers is nothing new, so if you want to see two Twin Towers as tall (or taller) as the original World Trade Center, just wait a while and it'll probably happen. It just won't be at the World Trade Center site.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 08:09 PM   #6945
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its always harder to work in the winter, its cold, icy and snow covers all equipment, and etc... Frigid temperatures didn't make life easier for workers and equipment in last couple days but it's should warm up by end of this week. I live in upstate NY and here temperatures barely went above 20F yesterday and with wind chills (brr) it felt like 0 to -10, its was COLD.
About weather temperatures, i heard that in TV indeed
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 08:34 PM   #6946
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I wonder how all this delays and hurdles in the beginning of the construction will be illustrated in the documentary of freedom tower.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:59 PM   #6947
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Dziś jest ważny dzień nie dla Ground Zero ale dla ducha historii tego miejsca, to właśnie 38 lat temu 23 grudnia 1970 roku z chwilą wyciągnięcia ostatnich belek konstrukcyjnych na dach North Tower (WTC1) i ich zamontowaniu tego dnia owa wieża stała się najwyższą wolno stojącą budowlą wzniesioną przez człowieka. Po 39 latach odebrano w końcu ten tytuł Empire State Building North Tower była wyższa od Empire State Building o 36 metrów.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 11:38 PM   #6948
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Exactly. Babe Ruth is superior to a Corvette because of Intel Processors.


I note they are starting to spread out the decking over the pedestrian connector. Won't be too much longer and we'll start seeing the beginnings of the grade floor slab.
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Old December 24th, 2008, 12:32 AM   #6949
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Did Babe Ruth have a Core i7? I'm sure the Freedom Tower will.
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Old December 25th, 2008, 03:25 PM   #6950
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Dziś jest ważny dzień nie dla Ground Zero ale dla ducha historii tego miejsca, to właśnie 38 lat temu 23 grudnia 1970 roku z chwilą wyciągnięcia ostatnich belek konstrukcyjnych na dach North Tower (WTC1) i ich zamontowaniu tego dnia owa wieża stała się najwyższą wolno stojącą budowlą wzniesioną przez człowieka. Po 39 latach odebrano w końcu ten tytuł Empire State Building North Tower była wyższa od Empire State Building o 36 metrów.
Today is an important day not for ground zero, but for the historical spirit of this place, exacly 38 years ago 23rd dec 1970 in the moment when the last beam was installed on the top of the North Tower this tower bacame the tallest freestanding structure in history of mankind. Finally, after 39 years the title was taken from the Empire State Building - North tower was 36 meter higher than the ESB

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Old December 25th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #6951
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Today is an important day not for ground zero, but for the historical spirit of this place, exacly 38 years ago 23rd dec 1970 in the moment when the last beam was installed on the top of the North Tower this tower bacame the tallest freestanding structure in history of mankind. Finally, after 39 years the title was taken from the Empire State Building - North tower was 36 meter higher than the ESB

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23 grudnia 1970 roku - współpracownicy arch. Minoru Yamasakiego (nie wiadomo czy sam Yamasaki tam był), inżynierowie, robotnicy itp. świętują pobicie światowego rekordu oraz ukończenia konstrukcji North Tower.
23 grudnia 1970 roku to ważna data dla historii Nowego Jorku jak i budownictwa. Tego dnia został pobity kolejny rekord wysokości ustanowiony przez North Tower (WTC1) gdyż tego dnia budynek osiągnął wysokość 417 metrów i ukończono budowę konstrukcji owej wieży. North Tower po 38 latach odebrała ten zaszczytny tytuł Empire State Building (381m).

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Old December 26th, 2008, 01:53 AM   #6952
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Old December 26th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #6953
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Old December 26th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #6954
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23 December 1970 - Workers etc. finish construction of the North Tower, beating the record. 23 december 1970 is an important date for the history of New York as well as construction. The previous record for height was been beaten by North Tower WTC1 this day because the building achieved a height of 417 meters and it finished construction of that tower's structure. The Empire State Building has gotten back this honorable title after 38 years.

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Old December 27th, 2008, 01:58 AM   #6955
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did you just translated the same text 3 times in both ways?
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Old December 27th, 2008, 04:22 AM   #6956
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Well, you still get the meaning of it, and thats what its all about, isnt it?

But he obviously did not use a good translator.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 05:59 AM   #6957
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did you just translated the same text 3 times in both ways?
No, I translated a posting which said the same thing in Polish three times with minor variations. Not my fault the original poster repeated himself. There was a little I left out, because I didn't understand what they were saying.
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Old December 27th, 2008, 03:57 PM   #6958
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Old December 27th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #6959
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Old December 27th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #6960
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lol, the pictures are really small but what is showed is quite impressive.
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