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Old April 23rd, 2009, 03:42 AM   #8421
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Does anyone knows what kind building machines and cranes are used at construction? what brands and from what countries?
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 04:08 AM   #8422
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Does anyone knows what kind building machines and cranes are used at construction? what brands and from what countries?
definitely American cranes, lol, seriously dude we dont import cranes when we have companies like caterpillar here, who cares about what companies build them anyway
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 10:31 AM   #8423
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^ I care wait a minute no I don't. You been start trouble for over a 100 years Rasputin lol. I don't find the crane jumping interesting in the less. Call me when the tower jumps anther 100 feet.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 04:07 PM   #8424
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Impossible to tell where they are pouring, but since the north core seems closed it looks like the north core is being poured today.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 06:38 PM   #8425
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I cannot see it clearly in EarthCam... perhaps someone with new pics would solved this...
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 06:42 PM   #8426
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Does anyone knows what kind building machines and cranes are used at construction? what brands and from what countries?
As for main cranes those are malaysian Favelle Favco cranes. As for rest for sure many different brands and countries.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 08:30 PM   #8427
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Just got this email from Rebuild Ground Zero:
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HiAdam ********, I'd like to inform you that the webcam is back and should be streaming correctly now. We are working on a new version of the website. Any idea of features or feedback are welcomes now. All the best, The RGZ Team rebuildgroundzero.org




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So far so good; it'd be nice to have a view from that side of the site again.

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Old April 23rd, 2009, 10:38 PM   #8428
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There was another concrete pour today over the Freedom Tower/Fulton Street connector. Good to see some progress, building this tower is like putting together a puzzle.
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Old April 24th, 2009, 12:04 AM   #8429
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Just got this email from Rebuild Ground Zero:
So far so good; it'd be nice to have a view from that side of the site again.
If you were trying to keep your last name secret, I think you missed one. j/k

Great that the webcam is back up, though I imagine it'll probably be down again in a matter of hours.
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Old April 24th, 2009, 12:16 AM   #8430
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As for main cranes those are malaysian Favelle Favco cranes. As for rest for sure many different brands and countries.

Favelle Favco what brand is this? just curious - never heard of them. as far as I heard there were supposed to be only American made machines used at the site - true or not true. Anyone?
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Old April 24th, 2009, 02:41 AM   #8431
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Favelle Favco what brand is this? just curious - never heard of them. as far as I heard there were supposed to be only American made machines used at the site - true or not true. Anyone?
We see a lot of them on offshore oil/gas rigs. They're a major player.
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Old April 24th, 2009, 04:01 AM   #8432
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Favelle Favco what brand is this? just curious - never heard of them. as far as I heard there were supposed to be only American made machines used at the site - true or not true. Anyone?
The nickname for Favelle cranes is Kangaroo cranes cause they started out in Australia. Favelle is the brand name, Favco is the crane division. Liebherr (German) made the two large crawler cranes used on the Memorial site. The construction elevators are Swiss I believe.

If only American machinery were used the towers would never get built.

By the way, Favelle cranes were used in the construction of the Twin Towers.

http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/evid...m/dsc00170.jpg

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Old April 24th, 2009, 05:15 AM   #8433
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rebuildgroundzero.org has updated its site with a huge batch of new photos throughout April (over 500!). Be sure to check it out. One thing that caught my attention was in this photo:



Have they already started on the slurry wall at the Vehicle Security Center location? This looks an awfully lot like it did when they were doing the east bathtub (man, what a long time ago that was).
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Old April 24th, 2009, 05:28 AM   #8434
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According to lowermanhattan.info, they began installing the slurry wall panels earlier this month.
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Old April 24th, 2009, 06:19 AM   #8435
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Whoops! Good catch. Thanks for not quoting my mistake.
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Old April 24th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #8436
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hmmm looks like their finally taking down that damn bank. Everything else looks like everything else, what can I really say.
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Old April 24th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #8437
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The nickname for Favelle cranes is Kangaroo cranes cause they started out in Australia. Favelle is the brand name, Favco is the crane division. Liebherr (German) made the two large crawler cranes used on the Memorial site. The construction elevators are Swiss I believe.

If only American machinery were used the towers would never get built.

By the way, Favelle cranes were used in the construction of the Twin Towers.

http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/evid...m/dsc00170.jpg
The steel beams are from Luxenbourg and other Arcelor/Mittal's factories in Europe (and elswhere probably), and the Favelle cranes are being used to build World's tallest tower, with one of them currently standing/working at a height of 700+ meters (2,300 ft).
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Old April 24th, 2009, 05:14 PM   #8438
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Middle man axed at WTC transit hub

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey to take over construction of the $3 billion Calatrava project in an effort to keep the transit hub on time and on budget.

Construction of the $3 billion Santiago Calatrava transit hub at the World Trade Center site will be managed by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey instead of a joint venture of private firms, the two parties said Thursday.

Eliminating the middle man will allow the Port Authority to take better advantage of the falling price of construction materials and to ensure the project remains on time and on budget, according to an agency spokesman.

The hub was initially expected to cost about $2 billion, but the revised figure was released last year when the Port Authority released a new construction schedule for the 16-acre World Trade Center site.

Phoenix Constructors—a joint venture between Bovis Lend Lease, Skanska Group, Granite Construction and Fluor Corp.—will finish managing the portions of the project it started. It will keep working until at least 2010 and possibly 2012. Phoenix Constructors has managed the project since 2003.

Members of the consortium are welcome to bid on elements of the project going forward, the Port Authority spokesman said.




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Old April 24th, 2009, 08:31 PM   #8439
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That makes a lot of sense. Instead of reducing the politics to get the transportation center built they're going to insert more politics! I'm sure that will significantly speed up the process (not). I'm also very confused why a transportation center will cost that much. It's not that big of a building and most of the major underground issues have already been resolved or at least are underway. Just another example of how costs get inflated because of politics and unions in New York City.
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Old April 25th, 2009, 12:33 AM   #8440
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When are they going to install the new crane at the memorial site?
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