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Old August 16th, 2009, 10:52 PM   #9901
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great pics ,just wondering why the tall outer steels are nice and clean and the central core steels were old and rusty looking ?
Most steel is designed to rust a certain amount; this top layer of rust then protects the rest of the steel from further weathering and decay. My guess is that the perimeter columns are either a different, more uniform rust color or were painted so that the paint would serve the same protective function.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 12:27 AM   #9902
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great progress.
heres something in todays sydney paper
doesnt sound good.

World Trade Centre impasse
12:00AM | Alan Mirabella and Chris Dolmetsch Bloomberg, with Ben Wilmot | The Australian Financial Review

New York governor David Paterson has said he would favour scaling down the World Trade Centre development to limit construction of skyscrapers until they were economically feasible.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 01:02 AM   #9903
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He's been saying that for months, they want to temporarily not build towers 2 and 3 until the economic climate gets better. Developer Larry Silverstein can't get a lone to build the two towers because of the economic crisis, and the Port Authority (which owns the site) doesn’t want to divert money away from other transportation projects, but are obligated under contract to put up the rest of the money to finish the site.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 01:55 AM   #9904
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makes sense...is there even demand for new towers in this economic condition? even if by the time they would be done the economy would probly be improved..
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Old August 17th, 2009, 02:28 AM   #9905
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Most steel is designed to rust a certain amount; this top layer of rust then protects the rest of the steel from further weathering and decay. My guess is that the perimeter columns are either a different, more uniform rust color or were painted so that the paint would serve the same protective function.
You are thinking of a type of steel most comonly found in guard rails etc. none of witch is used in Tower One. They were painted becouse 1) they are not encased in concrete and 2) they well be exposed for quite some time before being enclosed in the buildings outer covering.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 02:38 AM   #9906
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Thanks for the clarification, Zensteeldude. Am I right, then, that the paint on the perimeter columns is protective? Or is it just because of the extended high visibility?
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Old August 17th, 2009, 02:54 AM   #9907
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How was the progress of the tower? Can some one please update some pics of the tower?
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Old August 17th, 2009, 03:07 AM   #9908
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Old August 17th, 2009, 03:12 AM   #9909
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That's not the Freedom Tower's site, but it seems like WTC Tower 4 is at street level and will be above the street soon.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 03:39 AM   #9910
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That picture is actually from a couple of weeks ago. They already poured the level they were working on from that view, the west half of the tower. The entire building will be on the final basement floor this week. It's motoring along, especially considering the large Tower 4 footprint.

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Old August 17th, 2009, 06:19 AM   #9911
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GREAT SHOT>

What are the plans with what I think are the remnants of the H&M terminal in the lower left of the PIC?

To the North of the WTC Transit hub excavation where it juts into the bathtub.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 06:29 AM   #9912
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GREAT SHOT>

What are the plans with what I think are the remnants of the H&M terminal in the lower left of the PIC?

To the North of the WTC Transit hub excavation where it juts into the bathtub.
That is where Tower 2 is supposed to go.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 07:15 AM   #9913
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That is where Tower 2 is supposed to go.
right--- of course -- but there is a portion in that section of the pit that juts out by the far eastern wall.

If you look at the shots from the other side there are tunnels going in there that I speculate are the old H&M terminal. It has a crane on it now..

does anyone know if that comes down as part of the excavation?
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Old August 17th, 2009, 09:42 AM   #9914
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A few pics do no harm in case of a new thread









Completion - 1st Quarter 2011

Size - 2,600,000 sf

i like it so much

Floors - 80-foot-high public lobby topped by a series of mechanical floors form a 200-foot-high building base. 69 tenant floors rise above the base to 1120 feet elevation. Mechanical floors, two floors to be occupied by the Metropolitan Television Alliance, restaurants and observation decks culminate in an observation deck and glass parapet that mark 1362' and 1368' respectively — the heights of the original Twin Towers. An antenna supported by a cable structure rises to a final height of 1776'

Location - Freedom Tower is located in the northwest corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, bounded by Vesey, West, Washington and Fulton Streets.

Building Amenities - Observation decks, world-class restaurants, and the Manhattan Television Alliance (MTVA) broadcast and antennae facilities.
All floors served by direct elevators. Cross-over elevator banks at floors 20, 29, 37 and 45.
Ground floor contains a secure, 45-foot-high marble and glass entry lobby facing Greenwich Street, where access is limited to black cars and taxis.
Loading dock with five bays accessible from Washington Street.
Each floor served by individually tenant-controlled DHX units.
Each floor has 6w per sf of power available, with additional power if required.


Transportation - Freedom Tower offers access to mass transportation (including the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, R , 4, 5, J, M, Z and PATH trains) both at grade and through an underground concourse with entry immediately outside the building and running from the new Fulton Street Transit Center to Battery Park City and the World Financial Center.






- The desired schedule for construction, calls for the tower's foundation to commence April of 2006, concrete to grade by the end of 2007, topping out in 2009 and completion in 2011.
- This building will consist of 69 office floors, and 13 non-office floors with uses ranging from mechanical to dining.
- Ground for actual construction (different from the cornerstone placing) was broken on April 27, 2006.
- A parapet wall around the roof will bring the building's height to 1,368, the same height as the old North Tower.
- The 187-foot-high base will be concrete clad in over 2,000 pieces of prismatic glass.
- The 408-feet tall decorative spire will encase an antenna with a lighting system to make it into a beacon.
- Foundation work started in July 2006.


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Old August 17th, 2009, 10:05 AM   #9915
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Old August 17th, 2009, 02:32 PM   #9916
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The above press release from the PA shows how much the schedule has slipped since ground was broken. It stated that the building would top out this year and we can all see how close it used to doing that!
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Old August 17th, 2009, 03:07 PM   #9917
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Transportation - Freedom Tower offers access to mass transportation (including the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, R , 4, 5, J, M, Z and PATH trains) both at grade and through an underground concourse with entry immediately outside the building and running from the new Fulton Street Transit Center to Battery Park City and the World Financial Center.
damn, quite many subway / train lines there...
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Old August 17th, 2009, 04:50 PM   #9918
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-"The 408-feet tall decorative spire will encase an antenna with a lighting system to make it into a beacon".
It's true?.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 05:22 PM   #9919
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I'm not sure if that's the case. So many things about the project has changed since then. I'm sure someone would be able to clarify, though.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 06:39 PM   #9920
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There will still be a spire with lighting, but the antenna inside has been scrapped.
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