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Old August 20th, 2009, 08:07 AM   #9981
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Is the design for the spire final? I don't think there ever was a final design.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #9982
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Sweet. One more question: is there a structual-based reason on why the designt has a v like main framework?
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Old August 20th, 2009, 08:49 AM   #9983
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In looking at the drawing posted by Spectre, it still seems to me that the core takes up a huge amount of the available space. Looks like less than half the space on each floor will actually be usable.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #9984
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That's normal. Look at the floorplans of the original towers and you'll see huge areas for the core. This building will be much stronger, thus the space issue.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #9985
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Looks like another huge column went up, 4 and counting.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #9986
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Old August 20th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #9987
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Someone changed the view of the HD cam.
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Old August 20th, 2009, 08:08 PM   #9988
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they turned the webcam a little bit to the right:


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Old August 20th, 2009, 08:09 PM   #9989
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Old August 20th, 2009, 10:53 PM   #9990
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The very corner columns look smaller. If so what is the weight difference?
The press release was very general and only quotes the weight per foot of the heaviest columns. All the columns have a W14X730 at the center the difference is the side plates. They range in size from 5 1/2 inches thick by 40 inches wide up to 6 inches thick by 42 inches wide.

PS None of the biggest (heaviest) ones have been erected yet.

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Old August 20th, 2009, 11:02 PM   #9991
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Wow ****, it's hard to imagine them getting any bigger than what's up now
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Old August 20th, 2009, 11:44 PM   #9992
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The press release was very general and only quotes the weight per foot of the heaviest columns. All the columns have a W14X730 at the center the difference is the side plates. They range in size from 5 1/2 inches thick by 40 inches wide up to 6 inches thick by 42 inches wide.

PS None of the biggest (heaviest) ones have been erected yet.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3512479...7613376736607/
Are the biggest columns the ones that will be erected on top of the ones that are going up now or are they for a different part of the building?
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Old August 21st, 2009, 12:06 AM   #9993
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Are the biggest columns the ones that will be erected on top of the ones that are going up now or are they for a different part of the building?
I think they are going to be the ones right next to (inboard) of the ones already in place. These are the ones with the big W on top, and will carry the heaviest loads. We may see the first one tomorrow!
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Old August 21st, 2009, 01:34 AM   #9994
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is it possible for one to photograph a truck delivering a column? And it's nice to see some massive additions to the buildings outer shape.
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Old August 21st, 2009, 01:41 AM   #9995
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Old August 21st, 2009, 04:56 AM   #9996
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Seeing the first above-grade columns go up brings back memories of the first columns going up two years ago.



Funny how people don't realize the amount of work that went into bring the tower to this level and how large and complex the lower section really is. WTC Tower 4 is a cakewalk compared to FT because its circumstances and location are different. It would not be absurd saying that in one year this tower and WTC Tower 4 will be in the skyline and quickly climbing.
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Old August 21st, 2009, 05:10 AM   #9997
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I think they are going to be the ones right next to (inboard) of the ones already in place. These are the ones with the big W on top, and will carry the heaviest loads. We may see the first one tomorrow!
You are correct, they are the 2 closest to the center of each face.

http://wirednewyork.com/forum/attach...6&d=1250800204

The one on the left, the one on the right goes on top of the canted columns at the corners.
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Old August 21st, 2009, 02:02 PM   #9998
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da BEAM is here, here!!!


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WTC owner says $300K-a-day penalities almost over

NEW YORK — The World Trade Center site's owner says it will soon be able to stop paying a $300,000-a-day penalty for missing deadlines to turn land over to the site's developer.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it will turn over the land in the next few days to Larry Silverstein, who is building three towers on the 16-acre site.

The agency was penalized $300,000 a day for missing deadlines set in Silverstein's lease.

Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward told City Council members Wednesday that the final turnover will "start the clock" on Silverstein's obligation to build the towers.

The agency and developer are fighting over the developer's lease to rebuild at ground zero and how to finance the towers.

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da BEAM is here, here!!!
Now you've beat me to it...
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