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Old March 12th, 2009, 11:08 PM   #7801
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Today from EarthCam:



A lot of steel beams are waiting to be put on their place.... For me now is a way better progress than one year ago. Actually every week gives something new.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 02:33 AM   #7802
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That picture isn't of the freedom tower. Can we get some pictures of the site Thanx people.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 04:18 AM   #7803
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That picture isn't of the freedom tower. Can we get some pictures of the site Thanx people.
Well it's also interesting to know what's going on around the memorial too... To me, any pictures of either the Freedom Tower, WTC 2-3-4 or the memorial are just fine
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Old March 13th, 2009, 04:23 AM   #7804
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Totally agree with you shark

BTW where else should we be allowed to discuss about the memorial, since we haven't got any dedicated thread for the memorial itself!
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Old March 13th, 2009, 04:47 AM   #7805
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wtcprogress.com is now allowing people to submit questions for the east-west connector along the Freedom Tower. They also posted a video of progress around the site. It's very short, but very recent (seems to have been shot within the past few days, since it shows the FT's east perimeter columns in place, which just happened a few days ago). They also posted a cool new rendering of the corridor! (At least, it's the first time I've seen it.)

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Old March 13th, 2009, 05:38 AM   #7806
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That seems right.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 07:39 AM   #7807
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That picture isn't of the freedom tower. Can we get some pictures of the site Thanx people.
My, people are getting touchy around here lately. I agree with the Shark...anything pertaining to the overall site is fair game as long as it's not overdone.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 07:47 AM   #7808
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the rendering corridor its unique..
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:10 AM   #7809
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My, people are getting touchy around here lately. I agree with the Shark...anything pertaining to the overall site is fair game as long as it's not overdone.
What are you talk about? I could careless what pic people post. I was just hoping to get some new one for the freedom tower. Not like I need them, I can just go visit the site. I point out the fact it wasn't the Ft and you people try to jump down my throat. so who's the touchy one.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:12 AM   #7810
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:19 AM   #7811
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Yes that about sum it up. Thats about as much of a care I give zero. And those white halls are under the building right. Thats apart of the mall there building.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:25 AM   #7812
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Yes that about sum it up. Thats about as much of a care I give zero. And those white halls are under the building right. Thats apart of the mall there building.
i was just being humorous by posting that "could care less" vs. "couldn't care less" chart to correct you.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:43 AM   #7813
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I understand what you were trying to doing. You called yourself correct me. I cared to a degree, now I care to a lesser degree. I can't control whats posted here. What I can control is how much I care about. At this point I just don't care, it is what it is.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:51 AM   #7814
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right.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 10:03 AM   #7815
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This thread seems to be a tad off topic; I could care less, but I couldn't not care less.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 10:48 AM   #7816
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Only the lobby is going to have a concrete wall around its perimeter, and only around part of it. The entrances at the east and west plazas will have huge open glass facades. Also, above about 15 feet, it will be a "column" of concrete then a tall window, then another column of concrete, then another window, and so on, much like in the orignal lobby of the Twin Towers. Above the lobby, there will be no concrete walls throughout the rest of the base (from what I've heard).

By the way, to all, remember that the North Tower lobby... about 15 feet up to the mezzanine... was walled off on its north side, just led to the concourse on its east side, and led to the Marriot on its south side. Only the west side had actual windows top to bottom. So those worried about the walled off part of the Freedom Tower up to about 15 feet with no windows... remember that the original NT had much the same design.

And I thought the NYC police suggested a "safety zone" close to the ground level for evacuation purposes in case similar catastrophic events will recur......
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Old March 13th, 2009, 11:27 AM   #7817
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They need to plan ahead just in case in all iconic towers...
Have safe rooms or some sort of contingencies in place. You never know in this world. 9/11 took me by surprise so much it took weeks before the reality of it hit me...

This tower will be one of my favorite to see rise...
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Old March 13th, 2009, 02:39 PM   #7818
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There will be around 80,000 people in the complex at times. Better be big safe rooms.

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Old March 13th, 2009, 04:10 PM   #7819
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There will be around 80,000 people in the complex at times. Better be big safe rooms.

"Don't make no never mind to me nohow"
I know there will be refuge rooms on each floor of the Freedom Tower, but I don't think any are planned for the other buildings, which seems right... refuge rooms take up a huge amount of space (like, a third of your potential office space) and so are a cost that should only have to be accepted by the most iconic tower in the complex. Remember, the other towers are still going to have their stairwells encased in very, very thick and strong concrete cores, so refuge rooms are probably uneccesary anyway.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #7820
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I read somewhere they were using the strongest concrete ever used on an office tower in New York... don't know if that's true though
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