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Old January 26th, 2010, 09:32 AM   #12701
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I walked around the site for the first time late the other night and there are two things that struck me as something I'd be curious about if I never had the chance to see the site in person.

One is that the fencing around the site itself is covered with wrapping made out of heavy duty banner material. While many construction sites have this type of fencing around them, the WTC wrapping shows a number of images and site renderings that I haven't seen before. Very cool!

The other thing that really struck me was the size/thickness of those huge red girders. I knew they were big and everyone talks about how big they are and they look big in the pics, but when you see them in person they're really big! I mean REALLY BIG!! It almost seems like you could fit your whole body inside the vertical crevices of those huge girders and still have some room to wiggle or dance. Tango anyone? ENORMOUS!
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Old January 26th, 2010, 03:25 PM   #12702
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Agreed. When you look at the webcams or pictures posted here, you really don't see the scale. In person...wow
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Old January 26th, 2010, 03:50 PM   #12703
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Talkin' about the scale..Those workers are on the arm of the 1WTC crane...

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Old January 26th, 2010, 03:59 PM   #12704
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I love NY but they should done much better then this one...still won't beat the empire state building..no height but in style...empire state building got alot of that and alot of fans...let's see out this one will come out...congrats
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Old January 26th, 2010, 04:00 PM   #12705
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awesome pics. will 1wtc rise with 4 core cranes or just 2? the two red cranes on the ground will be too short soon right?
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Old January 26th, 2010, 04:30 PM   #12706
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awesome pics. will 1wtc rise with 4 core cranes or just 2? the two red cranes on the ground will be too short soon right?
The red cranes will be gone soon, they just need them to do one more floor. The rest will be done with the 2 core tower cranes plus one more that will be installed soon on the south side.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 09:15 PM   #12707
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They are putting up the steel on the north core now.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 11:12 PM   #12708
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The one wtc cam isn´t working. NO!!!!!!
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Old January 27th, 2010, 03:23 AM   #12709
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When are we likely to see rapid core rises? This is getting frustrating.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 03:54 AM   #12710
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Most likely never the core want get that far ahead of the rest of the building. The pace will be the same the whole way to the top no big core jumps from what I know.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 06:08 AM   #12711
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how is this thread getting so vile....don't talk about this and don't talk about that! Talk about what i want you to talk about? as far as i can see relating the old and the new makes perfct sense in this thread. Aren't the asthetics of the new and old, both, whether you like them or not, important to the architectural community? Furthermore and even more importantly,(while the validity of wether or not the old should be talked about in this thread is debateable) since when has skyscrapercity started censoring peoples opinions? I like this building myself but, if i didn't, i think i have the right to say so in a respectful manner, regardless who does or doesn't agree. A building may not be to my liking but that doesn't mean that the thread is not for me!!!!! These threads are for everyone!!!!
The replies right after your post exactly tells you why. Cuz people can't shut up about politics and other offtopic stuff. SSC doesn't tell you what to post, as long as it is RELATED to the topic. Your post doesn't make any sense because people who say they don't like the building won't be prosecuted for anything and their opinion is respected. Indeed, when people start talking about terrorism and other stuff that's not related to the construction of the new Freedom Tower ( or it's not a useful contribution ) like my good friend Pfeuffer here, such persons never learn the lesson or choose to ignore it. I have to suspend his account for 10 days now.

I'm going to post a warning in the next post. Thanks for clearing this up bud, really helpful.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 06:10 AM   #12712
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Last warning. Just like i_am_hydrogen had to clean up a few threads a while ago, now it's my turn. Everyone who starts anything political or something that is not related to the construction of the Freedom Tower will get his/her account suspended for 10 days. We have a skybar for this kind of stuff.

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Old January 27th, 2010, 06:42 AM   #12713
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Old January 27th, 2010, 06:57 AM   #12714
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wait a second is there a new tunnel under the street going to the wfc from wtc or do people still have to use the pedestrian bridge to get across the road?? That picture seems to say they snuck a new tunnel under the road which would be amazing, but wouldnt that mean they had to dig under the wfc and install escalators somewhere inside??
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Old January 27th, 2010, 07:04 AM   #12715
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One is that the fencing around the site itself is covered with wrapping made out of heavy duty banner material. While many construction sites have this type of fencing around them, the WTC wrapping shows a number of images and site renderings that I haven't seen before. Very cool!
Very cool indeed. I worked very close to the WTC last summer and each time I passed by the site, I would think about how cool it would be to have one of those (preferably the one showing all the towers) on the wall in my room.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 07:38 AM   #12716
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The progress they've made around the arches is impressive. I can't wait for the day when I can walk under them.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 08:13 AM   #12717
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wait a second is there a new tunnel under the street going to the wfc from wtc or do people still have to use the pedestrian bridge to get across the road?? That picture seems to say they snuck a new tunnel under the road which would be amazing, but wouldnt that mean they had to dig under the wfc and install escalators somewhere inside??
Right now, people still have to use the pedestrian bridge, because the tunnel (officially "Hub Connector") between the WFC and the new WTC Transit Hub won't open until the new WTC Transit Hub itself opens. But yes, the connector will go underneath Route 9A and connect directly with the WFC. It's the long yellow bar along the middle of the left side of the top-left photo.

I'd imagine that they will still leave the pedestrian bridge up, though, because it'd be too big of a pain in the ass to go through the transit hub everytime someone wanted to cross 9A.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 08:40 AM   #12718
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I'd imagine that they will still leave the pedestrian bridge up, though, because it'd be too big of a pain in the ass to go through the transit hub everytime someone wanted to cross 9A.
I wa under the impression that the pedestrian bridge would be demolished and replaced once 1 WTC was near completion. Am I wrong?
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Old January 27th, 2010, 04:36 PM   #12719
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wait a second is there a new tunnel under the street going to the wfc from wtc or do people still have to use the pedestrian bridge to get across the road?? That picture seems to say they snuck a new tunnel under the road which would be amazing, but wouldnt that mean they had to dig under the wfc and install escalators somewhere inside??
Theres a new tunnel and it will go under route 9A with the entrance being just infront of the WFC not inside it.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #12720
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