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Old May 26th, 2009, 01:06 AM   #8781
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just a quick question, the roof of the tower is 1,368ft ? and the spire goes all the way to 1776ft right
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Old May 26th, 2009, 02:03 AM   #8782
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just a quick question, the roof of the tower is 1,368ft ? and the spire goes all the way to 1776ft right
Right.
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Old May 26th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #8783
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5 May 2009:
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Old May 26th, 2009, 09:25 PM   #8784
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just a quick question, the roof of the tower is 1,368ft ? and the spire goes all the way to 1776ft right



how patriotic


all that aside.. I'm really excited to see such progress on this construction.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:07 PM   #8785
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can someone point me to the thread that was discussing the pull back of the site? has that happened yet?
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:19 PM   #8786
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Old May 27th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #8787
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Old May 27th, 2009, 06:59 PM   #8788
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They are pouring the concrete on the top of the north tower memorial today, six concrete trucks lined up.

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Old May 27th, 2009, 09:55 PM   #8789
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They are pouring the concrete on the top of the north tower memorial today, six concrete trucks lined up.

http://www.earthcam.net/users2/inter...2&clientid=158
Yep, they're also pouring the next level on the north side of 1WTC. BTW, what is the pull back of the site? Never heard that before.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 10:08 PM   #8790
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Old May 27th, 2009, 10:38 PM   #8791
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Wow... as of 3:30 on the webcam, I count 11 cement trucks lined up at the memorial site.
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Old May 27th, 2009, 10:52 PM   #8792
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I know, I checked again. 11 trucks at once is just crazy. I guess they are going to try to finish the section they're pouring right now, today, assuming the weather holds. Looks like they tarpped part of the concrete they poured already. Since it rained here last night, I assume it will be in the New York City area shortly.

Edit: Looks like some kind of glossy sealer they’re putting on.

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Old May 27th, 2009, 11:47 PM   #8793
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No glossy sealer. Thats just the sun shining on the steel.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 12:09 AM   #8794
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No glossy sealer. Thats just the sun shining on the steel.
Steel? They covered that section with concrete this morning.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 12:11 AM   #8795
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They seem quite busy on that memorial today. It changes every time I look at it.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 12:31 AM   #8796
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Steel? They covered that section with concrete this morning.
Yes they did, but not all of the facing of the lower memorial is covered with concrete.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #8797
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I'm pretty sure the changing in color over the concrete is just due to it becoming lighter as it dries.
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Old May 28th, 2009, 12:56 AM   #8798
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Yes they did, but not all of the facing of the lower memorial is covered with concrete.
I know that. I'm talking about the glossy look over the part they poured, that's not normal.

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I'm pretty sure the changing in color over the concrete is just due to it becoming lighter as it dries.
There's quite a large contrast between the two, the glossy look is definitely not normal for drying concrete. Sometimes they put a coat of something else over new concrete, in my experience. I don't know what it’s called. This is on concrete that will be exposed to the environment, so I guess it makes sense.

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Old May 28th, 2009, 02:34 AM   #8799
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Who knows. I'm sure NYatKnight or Zen could tell us, but neither of them seem to have been here in a while.
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