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Old June 28th, 2009, 06:19 AM   #9181
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I guess that makes sense, but why is the cam at RBGZ down too? =(
Because this webcam is down more days of the year than it is up.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 07:35 AM   #9182
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Or a new shameless demand for money. You'll notice that before you can access any of the three views, there's now a 30-second advertisement that plays. My guess is that they discovered that with the WTC rebuilding now finally gaining steam, there's going to be huge interest in it and they can make a fortune charging people to view the webcams (or at least cluttering them with advertisements).
I'd even be willing to pay a modest fee for the free service we got a month ago. Only having access to the postage stamp-sized down-rez of the high-resolution camera is maddening.
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Old June 28th, 2009, 09:01 AM   #9183
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Well someone on this forum needs to bite the bullet, so they can provide us with daily webcam updates
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Old June 28th, 2009, 01:34 PM   #9184
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Now the groundworks are pretty much finished and the tower is shooting up like a spring mushroom
You must be looking at e different mushroom...
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Old June 28th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #9185
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I'd be willing to pay some money to get the hi-def cam back online. Though it might just come back anyways. If you looked at the history of that camera it once spent like three months pointed at gravel before somebody went and corrected it.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 04:45 AM   #9186
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Maybe if you did 5 seconds of looking before you shot off your mouth you wouldn't look so stupid.
But I doubt it.
Im sorry that i made that mistake!! but that wasnt the point of what i was saying!!
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Old June 29th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #9187
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25 June:
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The photo is not too good (quality); i see some serious works on the lobby of WTC1?
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Old June 29th, 2009, 08:24 PM   #9188
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That's the lobby level, yes. I'm guessing this floor is going to take longer than the floors below it, being the ground level one and all. They should be poring concrete where the green rebar is in that picture this week, assuming it doesn’t rain.
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Old June 29th, 2009, 08:30 PM   #9189
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Here is another picture from June 25th:

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Old June 30th, 2009, 01:50 AM   #9190
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Old June 30th, 2009, 02:34 AM   #9191
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I took these shots today:

Wacky drunken waiving inflatable arm flailing construction man!
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Wacky drunken waiving inflatable arm flailing construction man!
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Old June 30th, 2009, 02:39 AM   #9192
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Nice update! Looks like the entire tower footprint is now at lobby level. They are also framing in a circle with rebar to the right side of the second picture. In the renders, that looks to be a spot that holds trees, but I wonder if it's going to be some sort of foundation? On the other side of the Freedom there is supposed to be a fountain at street level. But we don't really have a ground render for the side they're working on...




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Old June 30th, 2009, 02:52 AM   #9193
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Hmmm, this second to last picture makes me wonder even more about something I noticed in the poorer quality webcams. Notice how there's a circular, "sunken" area within the rebar to the east of the FT. I can think of only one reason for this. Look at these two renderings and floor plan of that section just east of the Freedom Tower, in the center of the east plaza. Notice anything?

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Now look at this webcam pic of that same area:

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I had always thought it was way, way too early to start thinking about construction for the plaza structures, but it surely seems to me like they're preparing to cast the concrete for the plaza including the circular "pit" that will allow for the tree roots and dirt and whatever else needed for this plaza structure. Of course I don't expect them to actually plant the tree(s) in this location anytime soon (if they even do plant trees here... maybe it'll be a small waterfountain thing like outside WTC7), but it's kinda cool being able to look at the exact location for one of the Freedom Tower's plaza structures.

UPDATE: Haha, Onn and I apparently came to the same conclusion.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 02:56 AM   #9194
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We did, I've been wondering about that all day.

Trees make sense, although I think a water fountain might be nicer. I don't get why they are doing sidewalk work right now though? No one is going to be able to walk on that until after the building is finished. It doesn’t make much sense.

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Old June 30th, 2009, 03:00 AM   #9195
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Props to both RKOwens and Onn for the fountain catch. Nice to be able to notice the littlest details slowly emerge.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 04:18 AM   #9196
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I think probably one of the reasons they're going ahead and doing work on the plaza level now is so the basement level below can have a ceiling, and they can begin doing electrical and a/c and whatever other type of work requires a ceiling over the basement. Also, it'll probably make it easier to get stuff to the tower for construction.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 05:08 AM   #9197
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fantastic up date picture also nice rendering...
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Old June 30th, 2009, 12:07 PM   #9198
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Thanks IndiansUnite, Onn and RKOwens!

oh wow, cam 2 is back on track. So it has nothing to do with security, just technical reasons for the off-times of all the cameras..
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Old June 30th, 2009, 07:02 PM   #9199
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New York will be more beautiful when it's finished.
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Old June 30th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #9200
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They are framing in something else now in the same area. A square, or is it a rectangle in the making? Hey, this isn't in the renders....
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