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Old June 9th, 2007, 02:53 PM   #1161
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what are they doing there for so long? this is real slooooow....
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Old June 9th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #1162
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From this point on, there will be no more debates about the Twin Towers. This thread is purely for discussion of the current project.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 04:06 PM   #1163
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It's going very slow. Wish they would pick up the pace.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 11:45 PM   #1164
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I, for one, really enjoy this new design. I was really turned off when I saw Libeskind's original design. To me, it looked like a builgins with it's guts showing. This tower is much more pleasing to the eye. It is very reminiscent of the former 1WTC, and I like that. Maybe in time, they'll build a second Freedom Tower where the Performing Arts center was meant to be. For now though, I am thoroughly enjoying watching the new 1WTC go up. I hope to visit NYC before the construction is complete.

This forum rocks, btw.

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Old June 10th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #1165
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Old June 10th, 2007, 06:22 PM   #1166
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Old June 11th, 2007, 07:58 AM   #1167
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It's going very slow. Wish they would pick up the pace.
It'll go faster once they're above street level. The foundation and sub floors always take a long time to finish.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #1168
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I agree on the fact that a good foundation takes a lot of time, but the progress overhere is way out of range.
Comparing with other projects, it is the slowest of all. They erected 2 tower cranes, which are very expensive to rent. In the time span they are there, not much additional is visible on the site.

Comparing at the Maastoren in Rotterdam, they are constructing almost the total foundation slab, in just a fraction of the time, One WTC is under construction. OK this building is not that high as One WTC, but if it was, they still need much lesser time. And we over here in Holland cannot build direclty on bedrock. We have lots of muddy grounds, which require piling.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 03:34 PM   #1169
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Goodness this seems to be taking Agggggges!
I'd have thought it would be up to a good few floors by now like the skyscrapers of the 1920s.
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Old June 11th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #1170
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It'll go faster once they're above street level. The foundation and sub floors always take a long time to finish.
How long did foundation work on the original 'Twins' take?

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Old June 11th, 2007, 08:35 PM   #1171
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Old June 11th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #1172
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I have a question. Since The twins were once stood at same foundation where Freedom Tower and the rest of complex will be built in... Will this time it will get much deeper than before because it was used for Twin Towers before?
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Old June 11th, 2007, 11:17 PM   #1173
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I have a question. Since The twins were once stood at same foundation where Freedom Tower and the rest of complex will be built in... Will this time it will get much deeper than before because it was used for Twin Towers before?
Nothing is being built in the original footprints. That's the location of the memorial fountains in the park.

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Old June 11th, 2007, 11:31 PM   #1174
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ya one world trade center will be great..not so much as a mega structure but as more of a classy pinnacle for
downtown- anyone have any idea about what type of glass theyre using?
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Old June 12th, 2007, 01:09 AM   #1175
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Oh that's right! I totally forgot about that. Duh me!
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Old June 12th, 2007, 02:54 AM   #1176
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i dont see any difference in last week and this week webcam except it is a little dryer
I have been looking at the webcam quite daily, and I don't see a lot of changes, especially if I look at it several times in that same day not to mention that it gets fuzzy if you try to zoom in closer.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #1177
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These are the schedules of the construction on the WTC site according to my uncle, Anthony Shorris who is the executive director for the Port Authority.

Tower 1:

January 2008- visible above grade; Spring 2009-Topped Out;
Summer 2010-Facade/Building Amenities Completed; 1st Quarter 2011-Tenants Move In

Tower 2:

Spring/Summer 2008- Excavation/Foundation work begins; Spring 2009- visible above grade; December 2010- Topped Out;
Early Fall 2011- Facade/Building Amenities Completed; 2nd Quarter 2012- Tenants Move In

Towers 3 and 4

December 2007-Excavation/Foundation works begins; Early 2009- visible above grade; Spring 2010- Topped Out; Early 2011- Facade/Building Amenities Completed; 3rd Quarter 2011- Tenants Move In

Tower 5

He didnt give me a specific Timetable for when Tower 5 will be completed. But he did estimate that the Deustche building will be totally deconstructed no later than early 2008. However, information on the use of the tower, its height, and design probably will not be released until Summer of next year.



* I also asked him about the rest of the complex. He told me that everything is running smoothly, and will be completed as planned. He mentioned that the East Bathtub was actually going ahead of schedule, which means that the timetable for construction of towers 2,3,&4 may be altered a few months. So basically to sum it all up, we will have a completely rebuilt WTC by 2012
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Old June 12th, 2007, 05:14 PM   #1178
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Thanks very much for that rogerick1970.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 06:25 PM   #1179
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Thanks very much for that rogerick1970.
Your welcome. I will keep you guys posted on news as much as I can concerning the new WTC. I actually live with my uncle now since I moved to New York to go to college. And let me tell you that the Port Authority and Larry Silverstein are working their butts off to make this complex the most beautiful in the world.

Just feel free to ask me questions about the WTC Developement and I will answer them.

Ive also seen the more detailed renderings of the insides of the buildings, and let me say that when you guys see them, your mouths will drop to the floor.

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Old June 13th, 2007, 03:22 AM   #1180
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AWESOME! I'm curious does this WTC complex got any tenants yet?
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