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Old January 15th, 2010, 04:56 AM   #12541
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looking in the photo on the top right.

When is the west highway city re-beautification going to be completed. That road looks like a real shit storm to drive through there at the moment.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 06:48 AM   #12542
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looking in the photo on the top right.

When is the west highway city re-beautification going to be completed. That road looks like a real shit storm to drive through there at the moment.
I don't think it looks too bad. Three lanes are still open for both directions. It'll look much nicer once they realign the street back to the old way and plant some trees.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 07:32 AM   #12543
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the progress its good speed...
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Old January 15th, 2010, 10:16 AM   #12544
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huh?

also....

Spielberg Exec-Producing Ground Zero Doc

PASADENA: Science Channel has given the greenlight to Rebuilding Ground Zero, a six-part documentary series from Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Television and KPI Productions that will air in 2011.

Spielberg will serve as executive producer and creative adviser on the show, which was conceived by professional architect Danny Forster (host and producer of Science Channel's Build it Bigger) ...
http://www.worldscreen.com/articles/display/23890

This sounds really great! Should be awesome, especially if Danny Forster isn't the host on it (fingers crossed).
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Old January 15th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #12545
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Old January 15th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #12546
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Amazing progress. Good to see this NY icon rising!

Where the V shaped columns end is where the bottom/base floors end and the upper part of the tower starts right?
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Old January 15th, 2010, 04:46 PM   #12547
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Amazing progress. Good to see this NY icon rising!

Where the V shaped columns end is where the bottom/base floors end and the upper part of the tower starts right?
Exactly..
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Old January 15th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #12548
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At this month’s Community Board 1 World Trade Center (WTC) Committee meeting, the Port Authority reported that progress inside the site is clearer than ever, with structural steel installation rapidly going up in three corners of the site.

The quarterly update was presented by the Port’s Assistant Director of WTC Construction Quentin Brathwaite. He said that 95 percent of steel is in place at the National 9/11 Memorial, where concrete is being poured to form the plaza and twin reflecting pools. Utility work, remaining structural work, and permanent stairway construction are taking place there below grade. Brathwaite confirmed that the Memorial will be accepting its first visitors on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

On the Memorial’s north side, the steel superstructure of 1 World Trade Center is making constant visible progress having reached 155 feet in late December. Those base floors will serve the buildings mechanicals, with actual tenant floors 20 through 90 which will begin rise in the last week on January first week of February. Meanwhile, 4 WTC’s steel superstructure also has been going up steadily since late December 2009 reaching 38 feet high.

The construction at 1 WTC is being coordinated with several sub-grade components of the WTC Transportation Hub. The pedestrian underpass on the tower’s south side is taking its final form with steel “ribs” now in place to form the tunnel, while east of the tower the Port has brought in a new crane to help with steel installation over the PATH station. Modifications inside that station are also visible, as crews protect rider areas from work areas for the permanent station, including structural steel work.

Excavation below the 1 subway box that travels through the WTC site continues. Crews from contractor Tutor Perini are supporting the box while digging beneath it, making room for the pedestrian tunnel to link to the main Hub building in the east bathtub. A giant crane is expected to be installed over the 1 box soon, so massive steel members can be lifted from surrounding streets into place for the Hub’s main building.

The South Bathtub excavation continues, with Port Authority crews working with the state Department of Transportation to reconfigure the Liberty Street pedestrian bridge. Preliminary work for the bridge’s relocation began recently and is expected to take several weeks, after which the Port will be able to complete its south bathtub construction.

Brathwaite also said that his Office of Program Logistics continues to perform quality-of-life improvements for both the short and long term. Working with Sam Schwarz Engineering to help maintain and improve traffic flow and crossings in the vicinity, the Port is looking to accommodate increased trucking -- expected to peak in 2011. It also is exploring options for bus access and parking for the WTC site.

Responding to a board member’s question, Brathwaite had no update on when the arbitration decision is expected, now that the Port Authority and Silverstein Properties arguments about the three east-side towers’ financing have been heard. He iterated that the judges are not bound by a deadline, and that all parties are “anxiously awaiting the decision.”
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Old January 15th, 2010, 08:08 PM   #12549
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They're pouring the concrete for the the southeast corner of the South Pool right now!
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Old January 15th, 2010, 10:03 PM   #12550
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I'm so excited! Office floors in the very near future. :3 I really can't wait to see this sucker overtake downtown.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #12551
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I can't wait to see the new skyline! It's going to be beautiful.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 11:17 PM   #12552
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In the last picture, it seems to me that construction is to much close to the other tower... Is it?
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Old January 15th, 2010, 11:20 PM   #12553
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Finally we are seeing visible progress almost every day.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 11:26 PM   #12554
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In the last picture, it seems to me that construction is to much close to the other tower... Is it?
Nope, just the shadows cast by 1WTC. It's got an entire street between both buildings.
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Old January 15th, 2010, 11:43 PM   #12555
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Yay, real progress!

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Old January 16th, 2010, 12:16 AM   #12556
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Can't wait to see the finished tower for real !
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Old January 16th, 2010, 12:33 AM   #12557
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This sounds really great! Should be awesome, especially if Danny Forster isn't the host on it (fingers crossed).
Yeah....I can't imagine why they'd pick that dufus. Do all the reality shows have to have a goofy host [think Extreme makeover Home Edition]?
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Old January 16th, 2010, 05:49 AM   #12558
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It will be really nice looking.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 08:20 AM   #12559
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In the last picture, it seems to me that construction is to much close to the other tower... Is it?
It's an optical illusion. The corners of the base are chamfered, which makes it look like the tower is growing increasingly out toward the Verizon building. With the next floor, however, the building will have extended out as far as it's going to. From that point upward, it will chamfer back in to create the alternating triangles. The construction will then appear to be retreating from the Verizon building.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 01:07 PM   #12560
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what are the yellow things they layed down over the newly poured concrete on the South Pool?

whatever they were they took them off this morning

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