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Old July 25th, 2009, 01:31 AM   #9541
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Old July 25th, 2009, 01:34 AM   #9542
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Old July 25th, 2009, 02:07 AM   #9543
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Good going IU
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Old July 25th, 2009, 02:32 AM   #9544
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Fantastic update there IU ! Looks like they got most of the stirrups in for the grade beams on the plaza level. Some of those beams are huge, like 8 feet high by 4 feet wide and larger. They have to support the plaza level and tree planters, not to mention lateral reactions of the tower columns.

By the way, those silvery grey colored things where the west entrance is going are anchor rods for the cable supported glass wall.

(It's so cool watching the prints become reality)

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Old July 25th, 2009, 02:40 AM   #9545
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CAM IS BACK

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Clear progress on Vesey Street and other parts.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 02:45 AM   #9546
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I dont know if somebody noticed it before, but in the bottem left corner you can see that the perimeter columns are pured in concrete. I wonder if they will continue to do that all the way to the top or if it is just for the basement and/or lobby levels. Anyway, it seems that nothing will be able to tear that building down as fast as the old towers, where they basically used naked steel with less protection.

Thanks for the pics IU!
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Old July 25th, 2009, 04:25 AM   #9547
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Just a few quick pictures I took when I passed the site.



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Old July 25th, 2009, 07:10 AM   #9548
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Workers in the Barclay Vesey building will lose a great view of the site soon
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Old July 25th, 2009, 07:39 AM   #9549
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Sorry to once again derail this thread but the answer to this is YES. I work for a major foreign company that recently bought space at the WFC 1. The office is easily the best office operated by the company (we have 3) in the city and I love the environment. From the outside, I think it looks ok and simple. While the buildings share the same facade, they all looks distinct and not mundane. It definitely doesn't qualify to be called ugly or an eyesore.
First of all, great pictures.

Second of all, I never questioned the management. I'm sure it's excellent. It's the building that's not excellent. And maybe there are some companies that care more about the service than the goods, but I'm just pointing out that the WFC is hard to call modern office space today. I wouldn’t call the WFC ugly, it's very unique and offers great views. I would just like to know what the architect was thinking in designing the buildings.

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Old July 25th, 2009, 07:43 AM   #9550
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I see the cores are about the same height now. I've been gone for a minute so this is pretty new to me.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 09:15 AM   #9551
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It's also neat to finally see one of the memorial pools completely outlined now.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 12:44 PM   #9552
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If someone could answer any of these questions, I would be very grateful as I am trying to learn more about the project...

Is the steel being supplied by a local manufacturer?

Is the building designed to withstand the impact of the current largest jet,Airbus A380?

Will there be a Restaurant at the top?
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Old July 25th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #9553
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I see the cores are about the same height now. I've been gone for a minute so this is pretty new to me.
Only the formwork is on same level, the latest level on north core is not pured yet.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 07:03 PM   #9554
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If someone could answer any of these questions, I would be very grateful as I am trying to learn more about the project...

Is the steel being supplied by a local manufacturer?

Is the building designed to withstand the impact of the current largest jet,Airbus A380?

Will there be a Restaurant at the top?
The steel is being fabricated by a local New York manufacturer, but some of it is also being made in the state of Virginia and New Jersey. The mega columns outlining the tower right now were actually first milled in Luxembourg.

I have no clue about the A380, if one gets to the Freedom Tower then there is a huge security problem.

And yes, there will be a restaurant at the top. Windows on the World, which was in the original North Tower. It will be near the top, we don't know what floors exactly yet. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_on_the_World

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Old July 25th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #9555
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Thank you for your help...
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Old July 25th, 2009, 08:26 PM   #9556
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The local manufacturer is actually in South Plainfield, New Jersey, a division of the Davis Group. (DCM Erectors is also part of the Davis Group) The W14 x 730 "jumbo beams" were rolled in Luxembourg, shipped to Virginia where the plates were welded on and then shipped to New Jersey for final fabrication.

Designing the tower to withstand the impact from an A-380 would be "Fighting the last war" so to speak, no passengers are going to sit by and wait to die, not after 9/11.
The tower is designed to withstand a hurricane or an earthquake.

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Old July 25th, 2009, 10:47 PM   #9557
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When I visited the site yesterday, I saw plenty of cement trucks there. Is there going to be a major pour soon?
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Old July 25th, 2009, 10:51 PM   #9558
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When I visited the site yesterday, I saw plenty of cement trucks there. Is there going to be a major pour soon?
They were pouring the northeastern corner of the plaza, that's probably what all the cement trucks were for.
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Old July 25th, 2009, 11:28 PM   #9559
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They were pouring the northeastern corner of the plaza, that's probably what all the cement trucks were for.
Oh cool, thanks.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 02:12 AM   #9560
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Clear progress on Vesey Street and other parts.
it's just the same as the one we've been using for a month now
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