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Old February 2nd, 2010, 10:50 PM   #12821
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I did not know there are leaning superjumbo columns at the base of the tower (apart from those in the corners):




I guess this is the North side, isn't it?
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 11:03 PM   #12822
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I did not know there are leaning superjumbo columns at the base of the tower (apart from those in the corners):

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I guess this is the North side, isn't it?
It is the north side, it has something to do with the PATH tracks below grade. It does look weird.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 12:15 AM   #12823
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Every time I look at pictures of this, I feel proud to be a new yorker. I hate the cheesy 1776 feet thing, but I cant help but admit that it's looking to be a gorgeous building.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 12:20 AM   #12824
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It is the north side, it has something to do with the PATH tracks below grade. It does look weird.

Good info, didn't know about that either.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 12:33 AM   #12825
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Does someone know any new from Foster´s 2nd WTC building? Is still alive? Or has being cancelled?
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 01:05 AM   #12826
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It's basically on hold. They will proceed with the Freedom Tower and 4wtc first. If everything turns out to work well and there is money to build the other 2 towers (2wtc,3wtc) they'll be built.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 01:58 AM   #12827
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I did not know there are leaning superjumbo columns at the base of the tower (apart from those in the corners):



I guess this is the North side, isn't it?
It's to avoid the PATH tracks, since apparently putting them properly upright would mean the steel would be in the middle of the PATH track.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 03:35 AM   #12828
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Seems to me this would make that column less load-bearing than the rest
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 06:18 AM   #12829
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It's to avoid the PATH tracks, since apparently putting them properly upright would mean the steel would be in the middle of the PATH track.
Only the lobby section is tilted. it's vertical below grade and shifts back to vertical again at the 3rd floor connector. The horizontal displacement is about 5 feet.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 11:44 AM   #12830
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Only the lobby section is tilted. it's vertical below grade and shifts back to vertical again at the 3rd floor connector. The horizontal displacement is about 5 feet.
wouldn't it been better to reroute the path?
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 02:47 PM   #12831
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wouldn't it been better to reroute the path?
It would be an enormous project to move anything in that area an inch. Those columns are so strong the tilt isn't even a tiny factor. None of them are moving.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 05:54 PM   #12832
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 08:22 PM   #12833
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http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/index.html

Steel installation for One World Trade Center has reached the 20th floor equivalent level, raising the tower to 200 feet above street level, the Port Authority announced today.

The agency's Commissioners were given an update on the project today at the Board's World Trade Center meeting. Commissioners were told that steel has risen to the 20th floor equivalent level. To reach the 20th floor, the Port Authority's steel contractor, DCM Erectors, has already erected nearly 8,000 tons of structural steel - 700 tons more than the total amount of steel in the entire Eiffel Tower.

Photos of One World Trade Center are available on the Port Authority's Web site - www.wtcprogress.com -- and on Flickr.

Currently, ironworkers are installing 16 giant steel nodes on the 20th floor level. Some of the nodes are as large as 175 tons and as high as three floors. These giant pieces act as joints between the steel framing for the building's podium and the steel for the remainder of the tower, and represent one of the signature elements of the building's unique design and appearance.
The above-ground height is in addition to the 60 feet, or four floors, of the building below street level, which will contain mechanical space, fuel storage, water tanks, parking, retail and a lobby for the observation deck elevators.

Since construction began, more than 60,000 cubic yards of concrete has been poured for the tower, both above and below ground, almost as much concrete as was used to build the entire Empire State Building.The initial 20 floors of the tower consist of a lobby and several mechanical floors, which required more complex construction due to security and the configuration of the floors. The next 69 floors will be standard office floors and will be built at a quicker rate. The tower is scheduled for completion in 2013.Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia said, "The construction progress on One World Trade Center is great news, but we know more challenges lie ahead. The Port Authority will confront these challenges head-on as we continue with the rebuilding of the site."

Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward said, "This progress is one more sign that the site is not a pit anymore. At the same time, we must continue working aggressively each day to keep up the momentum."

At the meeting, the Board also authorized the following World Trade Center-related actions:

An amendment to an existing agreement with Cushman & Wakefield Inc., to serve as financial advisors to serve in the offering of membership interest in 1 World Trade Center LLC.

An additional $4 million for design and redevelopment coordination efforts at the site through March 2011.

Additional planning funds for the design of the Vehicle Security Center. Work will provide for design development to help mitigate the impact of the delay in the deconstruction of 130 Liberty Street and advance the design of the basement structure.

Additional planning for the design of the Eastside Tour Bus Parking Facility.

A supplement to an existing contract with DCM Erectors Inc., to complete site preparation work for the build-out of the WTC Transportation Hub's steel superstructure.

A supplement to an existing contract with Tutor Perini Corporation to complete site preparation work to support Greenwich Street corridor construction.

1 World Trade Center LLC, through its construction manager/agent, Tishman Construction Corporation, to enter into a construction trade contract with Island International Industries, Inc. for the spray-on fireproofing work at One World Trade Center.

1 World Trade Center LLC, through its construction manager/agent, Tishman Construction Corporation, to enter into a construction trade contract with Fresh Meadow Mechanical Corp. for steam utility service work at One World Trade Center.

1 World Trade Center LLC, through its construction manager/agent, Tishman Construction Corporation, to enter into a construction trade contract with American Architectural Incorporated for the cable net walls and canopies work at One World Trade Center.

Assignment of a Memorial Foundation trade contract with DCM Erectors, Inc., for the furnishing and installation of the bronze name parapets for the 9/11 Memorial project.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 08:31 PM   #12834
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 09:00 PM   #12835
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I don't quite count 20 floors yet but good progress and this one is really booking.
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Old February 3rd, 2010, 09:08 PM   #12836
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I don't quite count 20 floors yet but good progress and this one is really booking.
That's because there aren't. 20 is just what they decided to call the first office floor.
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Old February 4th, 2010, 12:12 AM   #12837
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anyone have more details of the current transfer floor? There's literally tons more steel there you can see now on the earthcam. It will be interesting to see how much actually goes into it and how it all ties together.

Also, are there any additional photos off the diagonal/offset (mid building) jumbo column on the north side of the building, perhaps a shot from further away?

Lastly, it appears they may be putting up the retaining wall or possibly the foundation for the waterfall on the south side of the north pool?
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Old February 4th, 2010, 03:12 AM   #12838
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I don't quite count 20 floors yet but good progress and this one is really booking.
the height is right around that of a 20 story tower..... on a different note the setai had a special on tv about how it was built so I can almost gaurintee that this will have cameras documenting start to finish for some type of a show.

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Old February 4th, 2010, 03:38 AM   #12839
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nice up date picture and also detail information....
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Old February 4th, 2010, 01:04 PM   #12840
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can't wait till the real floors start going up! btw: this thread has over 3,000,000 hits, congrats lol .
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