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Old January 20th, 2009, 02:33 AM   #7241
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They see real progress in this work, the truth that I love this tower, and although it is not built and began to fascinate me like the twin towers.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 02:29 PM   #7242
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further installation of steel on the cores. It looks like the steel from top of south core has overlapped on to the top of northern core which is miles below the steel.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 02:47 PM   #7243
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There's MUCH MORE core steel installed now. Check out the cams, guys. Thay may have been working overnight.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 02:50 PM   #7244
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lol that's what I said.

is culwalla doing the foundation diagram on the new buildings? wanna see the height of this tower soon.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #7245
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It will be at 100' tall before we know it. It's great to see the start of above grade steel erection, BUT I though they weren't going to start doing this until the end of summer. But hey, not it will be even easier for tourists to see it.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 06:54 PM   #7246
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Not exactly steel erection. I believe these frames were added after the original design to give the lower core extra shear strength during an earthquake.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 07:20 PM   #7247
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Old January 20th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #7248
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It looks like they have really doubled their efforts!

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Old January 20th, 2009, 08:18 PM   #7249
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There's MUCH MORE core steel installed now. Check out the cams, guys. Thay may have been working overnight.
Nah... nothing has changed on the south core since Sunday... the steel you see today was all erected on the weekend.

They are, however, adding steel to the frame for the chiller plant in the southwest corner of the western pit.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 12:45 AM   #7250
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Not exactly steel erection. I believe these frames were added after the original design to give the lower core extra shear strength during an earthquake.
earthquakes in NYC aren't like MEGA ones, what happens in the Earthquake in New York film is never gonna happen. (obviously)
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Old January 21st, 2009, 04:07 AM   #7251
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Never heard of earthquakes in NYC maybe once in awhile but not often. Speaking of earthquakes. Why do scientist stills call them earthquakes, when they happen on other planets. If a tremor happens on mars shouldn't they call it a Marsquake I'm just saying.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 04:16 AM   #7252
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earthquakes in NYC aren't like MEGA ones, what happens in the Earthquake in New York film is never gonna happen. (obviously)
Never say never....

From the TLC program:

"Manhattan Island is crisscrossed by earthquake faults, and twice in its history — 1737 and 1884 the nation's biggest city has been jolted by relatively mild quakes in the 5.0 range. Whenever the next one strikes, scientists worry that it could be far bigger. Much of Manhattan sits on a deep layer of soft, post-Ice Age sediment over extremely hard rock, a juxtaposition of geological extremes that bodes ominously. A 6.0 quake could shake the city's buildings with nearly the intensity of the 6.8 quake in Kobe. Inexplicably, the city dragged its feet about adding earthquake-mitigating requirements to its building codes until the mid-1990s. The generally well-designed towers in the Manhattan's skyline most likely would survive a 6.0, but the unreinforced masonry townhouses where most residents live might not fare so well. A 1989 study estimated that a quake would cause more than 130 simultaneous blazes, which could put the fire department under severe strain."

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Old January 21st, 2009, 04:18 AM   #7253
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I'm gonna be in NYC during spring break, is it worth going to see the site, or is it inactive?
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Old January 21st, 2009, 04:32 AM   #7254
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If you're going to be there anyway, I wouldn't miss the chance. It's not going to be a hole forever, a story for the grandkids if nothing else!
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Old January 21st, 2009, 04:37 AM   #7255
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Never heard of earthquakes in NYC maybe once in awhile but not often. Speaking of earthquakes. Why do scientist stills call them earthquakes, when they happen on other planets. If a tremor happens on mars shouldn't they call it a Marsquake I'm just saying.
Actually, NYC does have some faults so state of New York too. Some part of New York state had a several earthquakes last few years ago. NYC haven't had an earthquake yet. It always good idea to have earthquake proof buildings though.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 06:42 AM   #7256
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NYC isn't LA so earthquakes really aren't a problem. Now Hurricanes on the hand I'd be worried about them if I was building them.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 02:48 PM   #7257
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It will be at 100' tall before we know it. It's great to see the start of above grade steel erection, BUT I though they weren't going to start doing this until the end of summer. But hey, not it will be even easier for tourists to see it.
I think this is probably not considered structural steel, since it's going to be embedded in the concrete for the core it's probably considered part of the reinforcing instead of structural. We probably won't see any true structural steel erected until the end of the summer like this schedule showed.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 05:34 PM   #7258
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I think this is probably not considered structural steel, since it's going to be embedded in the concrete for the core it's probably considered part of the reinforcing instead of structural. We probably won't see any true structural steel erected until the end of the summer like this schedule showed.
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Old January 21st, 2009, 07:41 PM   #7259
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NYC isn't LA so earthquakes really aren't a problem. Now Hurricanes on the hand I'd be worried about them if I was building them.
Hurricanes in New York?
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Hurricanes in New York?
Yeah there was a few in the 1930's wipeout a whole island thats no longer around. It's normal for us to get a little bit of a tropical storm. And you have to remember NYC is a coastal city. Hurricans can hit like any other city on the coast.
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