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Old December 27th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #6961
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So glad they decided not to go with that design, hideous!
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Old December 27th, 2008, 09:09 PM   #6962
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but it depends in which way you look at the design, this render makes it look amazing

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Old December 27th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #6963
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true but that is a very exaggerated rendering.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 12:54 AM   #6964
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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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Officially, yes. But the North Tower actually became taller than the Empire State Building the 19th of October 1970, when a core beam was lifted to the 103rd floor of the tower.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 04:38 AM   #6965
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wasn't the ostankino tower finished before WTC north?
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Old December 28th, 2008, 05:58 AM   #6966
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It's not a skyscraper and will never be one.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 06:19 AM   #6967
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wasn't the ostankino tower finished before WTC north?
I think you are right and even though it isn't a skyscraper, he said STRUCTURE.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 07:21 AM   #6968
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It's not a skyscraper and will never be one.
Its a TV Tower dude...
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Old December 28th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #6969
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December 26th by NYguy, SSP:

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8. Gehry's tower rises, while his PAC does not...


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11. The memorial continues to reach street level on all sides...


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Old December 28th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #6970
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Its strange how those concrete have been inside the south core form work for almost a month now and haven't jumped since.
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Old December 28th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #6971
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Not bad, But i expected faster construction, it is now more than 7 years from 911, and WTC barely reached street level
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Old December 28th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #6972
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Officially, yes. But the North Tower actually became taller than the Empire State Building the 19th of October 1970, when a core beam was lifted to the 103rd floor of the tower.
Thanks for clarification

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Not bad, But i expected faster construction, it is now more than 7 years from 911, and WTC barely reached street level
I have the same thoughts. Can't wait to see it finished....
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Old December 28th, 2008, 04:06 PM   #6973
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Thanks for the update...

We maybe can't see the progress on the first sight, but people, trust me, the progress is huge...
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Old December 28th, 2008, 04:43 PM   #6974
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you are right...I can't see any progress (maybe some) but I'll trust you
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Old December 28th, 2008, 06:11 PM   #6975
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Atleast it seems they are taking some pace in building the memorial. But i have not seen one of the freedom tower cores rising since ages...
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Old December 29th, 2008, 02:26 AM   #6976
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It's not a skyscraper and will never be one.
yea the quote was "tallest freestanding structure" rather than skyscraper
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Old December 29th, 2008, 07:49 AM   #6977
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Taken December 26, 2008:

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The rest of my pictures of the Freedom Tower under construction are HERE.

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Old December 29th, 2008, 11:56 AM   #6978
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Yeap! Those updates are great indeed
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Old December 29th, 2008, 04:47 PM   #6979
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I think there's been slight lift of form work on southern core. compared to yesterday the formwork rose slightly, but its interesting because they don't lift usually form works just 'SLIGHTLY' but all the way.
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Old December 29th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #6980
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Already at work the day after Christmas?
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