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Old April 3rd, 2009, 07:42 PM   #8141
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Can we stay on top for 3 seconds people. The state doesn't even like the fact china making the glass. So why are we still fighting about it. Lets move on
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 08:03 PM   #8142
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part of formwork are now moving up...
It moved up at least a week ago, see this pic, taken 27 March.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 08:48 PM   #8143
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Can someone with a lot of time and patience save a snapshot everyday, and then at the end just make a huge slideshow video? It would make a great Youtube hit actually...
Actually, the guy who runs the site did post a time-lapse video from his camera on YouTube, only it was from early 2007 to the end of 2007. I don't know why he didn't do one for 2008. Maybe he'll post it in the future, or maybe he'll do one for 2009. But I don't think you're going to find anyone here with the patience to save a picture every day for a year or more.

And sorry, I don't have a link to the YouTube video off hand.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 09:07 PM   #8144
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Actually, the guy who runs the site did post a time-lapse video from his camera on YouTube, only it was from early 2007 to the end of 2007. I don't know why he didn't do one for 2008. Maybe he'll post it in the future, or maybe he'll do one for 2009. But I don't think you're going to find anyone here with the patience to save a picture every day for a year or more.
I was, but unforunately, RGZ became so erratic that I stopped.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 10:11 PM   #8145
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Last time I checked most skyscrapers in China were still standing.
Will they last 100's of years? Only time will tell. I hope they don't have interiors with sulpher dry-wall products...

The Freedom Tower/WTC1 looks like it was designed to stand forever. Just look at the quality of the rebar!
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 10:52 PM   #8146
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Viperfreak, you really have no idea what you're talking about do you?

We don't even know if an American skyscraper will last 100 years because even the Woolworth Building hasn't been around that long!

You can't tell the quality of rebar from 500 pixel pictures taken from hundreds of feet away. Why don't you do a little research into the methods used to build skyscrapers in China before you make such blatantly ignorant statements such as the one you just made? Many major skyscrapers in China were designed and built by international companies and design firms. They're very professional.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 04:08 AM   #8147
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Just look at the quality of the rebar!
At best you seen the quantity of rebar, certainly not the quality! By making statements like that you're showing that you have no idea what you're talking about.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 04:32 AM   #8148
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WTF are you talking about? It's pretty much the highest quality rebar you can use.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 09:03 AM   #8149
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I've seen more rebar used on this site then anywhere else. I preety much doubt that any of its cheap. I can't see them using anything but the best. Gold and platium plated rebar with a diamond cover lol. This of Trumps taste and it isn't really real lmao.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 09:49 AM   #8150
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This rebar got gold rims and they be spinnin, they be spinnin.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 01:27 PM   #8151
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Dziś mija 36 lat od oficjalnego otwarcia kompleksu WORLD TRADE CENTER

"Wielki dzień w wielkim mieście" 4.04.1973r - 4.04.2009r ||

World Trade Center Complex || 5 Sierpnia 1966r - 4 Kwietnia 1973r - 11 Września 2001[*]


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Old April 4th, 2009, 04:13 PM   #8152
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Why did you write it in Polish, I think most of people don't understand it

translation:
Today passes 36 yrs from the official opening of WTC complex.
"Big day in big city"
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Old April 4th, 2009, 07:06 PM   #8153
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Nice picture!
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Old April 4th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #8154
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Awesome picture!
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Old April 4th, 2009, 10:48 PM   #8155
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Will they last 100's of years? Only time will tell. I hope they don't have interiors with sulpher dry-wall products...

The Freedom Tower/WTC1 looks like it was designed to stand forever. Just look at the quality of the rebar!
Well some Chinese temples and pagodas are still standing after 2,000 years, some in major earthquake zones. I think they know how to construct things.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 11:37 PM   #8156
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At best you seen the quantity of rebar, certainly not the quality! By making statements like that you're showing that you have no idea what you're talking about.
All rebar is just recycled steel. It comes in 3 different tensile strengths, 40, 60, and 75 ksi, but it is all of the highest quality. 60 ksi is used in most buildings, but i wouldn't be surprised if they used 75 in the shear walls of a skyscraper like this. Regardless, you can't tell what strength it is simply by looking at those pictures. BTW, the green coating is for the long term resistance to corrosion. Not sure why they'd be using in the building. Usually is used in bridges and parking garages. Anywhere that cracks might develop and subject the rebar to deicing salts.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 02:32 AM   #8157
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They are using the epoxy coated bar (green) in the loading dock area, underground parking, around water tanks and MEP shafts. There are 6 rain water storage tanks in the basement levels and many more spread throughout the structure.

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Old April 5th, 2009, 02:48 AM   #8158
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Well, not a skyscraper, but the Brooklyn Bridge takes a daily heavy pounding and it is well over a hundred years old.
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Old April 5th, 2009, 03:42 AM   #8159
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Well, not a skyscraper, but the Brooklyn Bridge takes a daily heavy pounding and it is well over a hundred years old.
Thats wot its designed for...
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Old April 5th, 2009, 09:04 AM   #8160
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Dziś mija 36 lat od oficjalnego otwarcia kompleksu WORLD TRADE CENTER

"Wielki dzień w wielkim mieście" 4.04.1973r - 4.04.2009r ||

World Trade Center Complex || 5 Sierpnia 1966r - 4 Kwietnia 1973r - 11 Września 2001[*]


Very cool shot. It shows that the interior of any skyscraper is mostly empty space...which is why 2 buildings over 1300 ft tall collapsed into a pile only a few dozen feet high...
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