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Old May 10th, 2007, 06:16 PM   #921
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"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.)"

the facade for Taipe 101 came from a german firm!!!
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Old May 10th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #922
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Please be my guest and check out the Viracon Website (www.viracon.com)

This is straight from the site:

Standing at 1,667 feet, Taipei 101 was designed to resemble a bamboo stalk - reflecting the plant's strength and vitality. It reaches up 101 stories and is home to the Taiwan Stock exchange, private offices and a very large shopping mall. The curtainwall on the structure was designed to withstand the high wind conditions of a very tall building in a typhoon region. Viracon worked with the contractor for more than three years prior to being officially awarded the supply contract, and most of that time was spent providing engineered calculations that focused on the strength of the glass. Adding to the complexity were the very large glass units, averaging 40 square feet a piece. The combination of the unit size and the wind conditions necessitated thicker than typical glass substrates creating extremely heavy glass units. In addition, the spandrel areas of the building required a custom ceramic frit product to meet the distinctive design intent of the architect.

Project:
Taipei Financial Center
8, Sung-Chih Road
Taipei, Taiwan

Glass Type:
VE6-2M

Architect:
C.Y. Lee & Partners

Glazing Contractor:
Josef Gartner & Co. (HK) Ltd, Taiwan Branch
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Old May 10th, 2007, 06:40 PM   #923
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http://www.josef-gartner.de/presse121103-5e.htm
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Old May 10th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #924
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The base for the second tower crane has been placed:

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Old May 10th, 2007, 09:00 PM   #925
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Hey, that pic is incredible!!!
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Old May 10th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #926
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I hope that they clean up the site a little bit because it is a bit messy.

Well I hoped that they built another twin but then higher (like 550 Meters in height) and even more bulkier but this chain off projects does its job fine too

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Old May 10th, 2007, 09:27 PM   #927
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Hey, that pic is incredible!!!
it's a webcam
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Old May 10th, 2007, 10:42 PM   #928
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It's going...
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Old May 11th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #929
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hm the New Yorkers are the fastest crane builder
yesterday(?) they put the base there and today the crane began to rise
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Old May 11th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #930
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The New Yorkers are the fastest crane builder
Yesterday(?) they put the base there and today the crane began to rise
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Old May 11th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #931
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i hope the FT rises as fast as that crane does...one question will the Sears Tower still hold the highest occupiced floor....well at least here in the US...?
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Old May 11th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #932
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i hope the FT rises as fast as that crane does...one question will the Sears Tower still hold the highest occupiced floor....well at least here in the US...?
Until chicago spire at least.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #933
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The New Yorkers are the fastest crane builder
Yesterday(?) they put the base there and today the crane began to rise
hopefully the other 2 cranes will comes also so fast
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Old May 11th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #934
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Can someone tell me...do I have this roughly correct?

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Old May 11th, 2007, 07:48 PM   #935
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I wonder, can anyone get a closer shot into the hole, so i can better tell whats going on,!!!!?
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Old May 11th, 2007, 09:13 PM   #936
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Old May 11th, 2007, 09:16 PM   #937
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I cant believe it things are finally happening.

So we should hope for not upcoming delays.
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Old May 11th, 2007, 09:28 PM   #938
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Wow, the concrete operations on the base of this thing are going to take a while, this is a huge core area, we may not see any structural steel (other than riser columns) for several months, this core is very large, if i remember correctly around 25'000 sq. ft. IE lots of subgrade form work.!!
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Old May 12th, 2007, 01:57 AM   #939
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Can someone tell me...do I have this roughly correct?

Okay, and then WTC 5 is still to come. Where will this tower be placed?
Thanks, Andi
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Old May 12th, 2007, 02:09 AM   #940
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It's the tower all the way on the bottom (130 Liberty Street). It will have over 50 floors and will be over 700 feet tall for sure. If you were to extend that map a few more blocks outward, there would be at least five other towers over 600' being built/proposed.
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