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Old May 9th, 2007, 03:21 PM   #901
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Hey Guys! No new pics in the last 5 pages! Someone please post some! I'm going to see it next month, but I'm just tooo bloody anxious...
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Old May 9th, 2007, 03:53 PM   #902
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Webcam: Things are happening



The second tower crane base
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Old May 9th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #903
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, fantastic!! hopefully it'll start to rise when all cranes are completed
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Old May 9th, 2007, 05:25 PM   #904
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Old May 9th, 2007, 06:44 PM   #905
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PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE somebody kill those damn bananas, peppers or whatever they are. Can't you guys type words that express that you are excited or angry or happy about something? Those smiley things are for eight year olds who can't type well enough to get their feelings across.

Phew, vent over.

Glad to see the building is starting to progress.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #906
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bout time we see some progress.....so how long till the put the spire on here....
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Old May 9th, 2007, 07:42 PM   #907
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bout time we see some progress.....so how long till the put the spire on here....
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Old May 9th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #908
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PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE somebody kill those damn bananas, peppers or whatever they are. Can't you guys type words that express that you are excited or angry or happy about something? Those smiley things are for eight year olds who can't type well enough to get their feelings across.

Phew, vent over.

Glad to see the building is starting to progress.



Well... some one had to
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Old May 9th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #909
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I really DID ask for that didn't I?
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Old May 9th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #910
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I really DID ask for that didn't I?
Now that was funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old May 9th, 2007, 08:48 PM   #911
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Old May 9th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #912
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YAY!!!!!!!

WOW!!!!!! Today is great day!!! Today City of Chicago councils approved Chicago Spires and will start build it within few weeks from now... Now Freedom Tower is getting built... Soon another supertalls next to Freedom Tower will get built too... GREAT DAY FOR USA!
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Old May 9th, 2007, 10:37 PM   #913
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Good news indeed.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #914
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LoL. The biggest crap I`ve ever seen!
God be thankful this plan won`t be build.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 01:11 AM   #915
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^ that plan was just a compositional plan....but the current plan follows this one closely IMO



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Old May 10th, 2007, 05:23 AM   #916
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Jeez, calm down.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 05:55 AM   #917
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yeah.....


bananas are phalic.

there should be a dancing ***** and just get it over with.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #918
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Although rebuffed originally, I will continue my worldwide campaign to rid forums of those bananas.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 03:59 PM   #919
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weren't that only placeholders?
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Old May 10th, 2007, 05:41 PM   #920
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Viracon picked for Freedom Tower

1M square feet of glass will make this one of the biggest projects in company history

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Owatonna, MN. - The future Freedom Tower on the World Trade Center site in New York City will be covered in glass manufactured in Owatonna.

Viracon was recently chosen by a contractor to supply the architectural glass for the new World Trade Center Tower One, also known as the Freedom Tower. The Owatonna-based company already supplied glass for the World Trade Center Tower Seven building, which opened last year.

All of the glass for the Freedom Tower will be manufactured at Viracon's Owatonna facility. Marketing Manager Christine Shaffer said the company will begin work on the Freedom Tower glass in 2008. The company will produce about 1 million square feet pf glass for the buildings, making it one of the biggest projects in Viracon history.

Viracon was chosen for the project by Benson Industries of Portland, Ore. Benson is handling the curtain wall for the building and decided to award the glass contract to Viracon.

"They've been a long-time partner of ours," said Lou Niles, President and CEO of Benson. "They provide a quality product."

The glass will be fabricated in Owatonna then sent to Portland where it will be assembled into frames before being shipped to New York City.

Shaffer said that there is a trend in the industry to use larger glass. Viracon has been updating its equipment over the last few years to handle large glass like the kind that is needed for the Freedom Tower.

"The equipment is already in place" said Shaffer.

When completed, the Freedom Tower will be the tallest building in North America at 1,776 feet, according to the architectural firm htat is designing the building. the height was chosen to match to match the year of the United States' Declaration of Independence. Construction is expected to finish in 2011, according to the World Trade Center Web site. Shaffer said the number of floors was not being released yet.

The Sears Tower is currently the largest building in North America. The Chicago office building is 1,450 feet.

The Freedom Tower is the first of four buildings scheduled to be constructed at the site of the twin towers. Viracon is on proposals for the three additional buildings to be constructed at the World Trade Center site.

Besides the World Trade Center buildings, Shaffer said that Viracon has supplied glass for several other buildings in Manhattan and other cities around the world. (Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan; Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, USA; International Finance Centre and Central Plaza, Hong Kong, China; Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, USA. Just to name a few.)
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