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Old August 25th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #10041
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Next jumbo column going up!
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Old August 25th, 2009, 07:27 PM   #10042
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When is technology going to catch up? We should be able to watch a high def LIVE VIDEO of WTC1, not wait for a 'refresh'. It's so 80's.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 08:21 PM   #10043
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When is technology going to catch up? We should be able to watch a high def LIVE VIDEO of WTC1, not wait for a 'refresh'. It's so 80's.
You won't be able to watch a high-def video because it will be expensive and most computers won't be able to dl fast enough but a normal video is a very common thing.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 09:03 PM   #10044
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"Ostatni element" znajduje się obecnie w podziemiach Memorialu i jest już przytwierdzony do podłoża. Kolumna jest w identycznym stanie jak z przed siedmiu lat gdy to opuszczała Ground Zero 30 Maja 2002 roku.















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Old August 25th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #10045
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WOW! That gives you an impression of just how large this beam is, and the memorial.

Nice pictures, thank you for the update!
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Old August 25th, 2009, 09:41 PM   #10046
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Great pics! Do you have any higher resolution of the ones taken with the beam in the memorial?

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The webcam at www.rebuildgroundzero.org is back up, and actually pointing at the whole site for once!

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Old August 25th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #10047
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Is this beam in the original position it was in the tower?
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Old August 25th, 2009, 11:19 PM   #10048
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Is this beam in the original position it was in the tower?
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Old August 25th, 2009, 11:24 PM   #10049
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Why not?
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Old August 25th, 2009, 11:47 PM   #10050
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Because of the memorial pool, very logic, isnt it?
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Old August 26th, 2009, 12:57 AM   #10051
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I will try to get some photos 1st week of september, and possibly 09/11/09. From what i've seen most of the progress is below street level.

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Old August 26th, 2009, 02:19 AM   #10052
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Do you know what is exactly the symbolism of that beam? Was it the last beam recovered from Ground Zero? Was it the first steel beam installed in the WTC back in August 1968? Maybe both?
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Do you know what is exactly the symbolism of that beam? Was it the last beam recovered from Ground Zero? Was it the first steel beam installed in the WTC back in August 1968? Maybe both?
It was the last beam recovered from Ground Zero
A part of the southeast corner of the south tower



Ceremoniously removed May 30, 2002

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Old August 26th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #10054
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Because of the memorial pool, very logic, isnt it?
No. it isn't. I think it would be great to see a piece of the original tower put back exactly where it was, then build the memorial around it. Just my opinion. Then again, I think there should have always been a plan two freedom towers. Side by side, just like the originals.

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Old August 26th, 2009, 05:56 PM   #10055
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two freedom towers would have been terrible...really really awful im just thinking about it now. While it is a nice idea to pay homage to the original, that doesnt mean that it should pay homage to the original.

I don't think that we should try to incorporate all these elements of the old world trade cetner. In 200 years the attacks that happened will not be as relevant as they are now, and we should not try to build to pay homage to the past, we should build for the future.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #10056
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Opinions are like elbows. Everyone has two. Well, most people.

I am glad the six northeast columns are all up. I assume the creeper crane will now start assembling the northwest section, then the whole thing will be moved to the other side, or will there be a second creeper crane?
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http://www.nypost.com/seven/08262009...eal_186468.htm


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A person closely involved with the construction of the Freedom Tower tells us that it is taking approximately one month to build a floor, and, to date, only token steel has gone up.

Earlier, confidential Port Authority documents predicted concrete work would take no more than one week per floor and called for the building to be completed with a temporary certificate of occupancy on Sept. 19, 2012 -- three years from now.

A Port Authority spokeswoman now says the temporary certificate of occupancy will be obtained in mid-2013.

The spokeswoman said the one-floor-a-week schedule for the Freedom Tower will start when the building reaches 200 feet and that it's currently around 100 feet tall.

Ground level was reached by the south core portion last August, while the north core did so in June.

One reason the work is moving so slowly, a source told Between the Bricks, is that because of the size of the building and floor-load issues, any on-site changes that might otherwise amount to a friendly chat among contractors in a regular project are considerably more involved at the Freedom Tower.

Indeed, the source said a change requires work to be stopped in order to get OKs from the architects and engineers. What's more, new sets of computerized drawing must be generated. The PA spokeswoman said an engineer now has been hired to be on site to deal with such issues. She added that the work does not stop to await new drawings.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 06:59 PM   #10058
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No. it isn't. I think it would be great to see a piece of the original tower put back exactly where is was, then build the memorial around it. Just my opinion.
I agree, they could have put it in its original location, surrounded by glass. Another nice point would be that in the future it would help people realize why the memorial was built like it was.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 07:38 PM   #10059
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Opinions are like elbows. Everyone has two. Well, most people.

I am glad the six northeast columns are all up. I assume the creeper crane will now start assembling the northwest section, then the whole thing will be moved to the other side, or will there be a second creeper crane?
There will be a second crawler crane for the west side. The crawler crane that's there now will help with the transportation hub construction once it's done with the columns at 1WTC.



Looks like the HD cam is frozen again.
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Old August 26th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #10060
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I am glad the six northeast columns are all up. I assume the creeper crane will now start assembling the northwest section, then the whole thing will be moved to the other side, or will there be a second creeper crane?
I think you have you're directions confused. The Freedom Tower is in the Northwest corner of the site; the six columns currently up are up in the southeast corner. Since the track for the crane runs along the eastern perimeter of the building, the northeaster section will presumably be next.
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