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Old May 16th, 2010, 12:06 AM   #14321
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They've been stuck on those floors for more than 2 weeks
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Old May 16th, 2010, 12:14 AM   #14322
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They've been stuck on those floors for more than 2 weeks
You be surprised to know that it takes quite some time to construct a 1,776ft skyscraper..
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Old May 16th, 2010, 12:15 AM   #14323
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Subtract a week of bad weather.

Stuck is so not the right word.

Ever seen a duck ?

Not much going on above, but paddling like hell underneath !

A man who looks only with his eyes is truly blind.

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Old May 16th, 2010, 05:03 AM   #14324
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Subtract a week of bad weather.

Stuck is so not the right word.

Ever seen a duck ?

Not much going on above, but paddling like hell underneath !

A man who looks only with his eyes is truly blind.

NICE! Very ... ahhh ... zen.
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Old May 16th, 2010, 05:08 AM   #14325
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Is these building done yet or they still do construction on it?
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Old May 16th, 2010, 05:23 AM   #14326
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Is these building done yet or they still do construction on it?
please. dont do that. yes if you knew anything about just freaking looking above (while you scroll down) theres pictures!!! you cant tell that they "do construction on it"????
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Old May 16th, 2010, 05:27 AM   #14327
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amazing progress, but can someone please tell me whats the purpose for the blue mesh?
net?, scafolding?
sorry
havent read through this thread
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Old May 16th, 2010, 05:36 AM   #14328
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I still think that the new design would have looked even better in a twin set.
Yes, definitely the two towers would be sharp, but this solution is not bad either. My opinion is that whole concept around the Freedom Tower will change the New York and it will give the futuristic look to the city. Once again like many times before in past the Big Apple will become the most attractive place to go and to live, don't you think?
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Old May 16th, 2010, 08:23 PM   #14329
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I think the whole area will get New York back on the map of great skylines. Because, I think that it went a little down because of 9/11. I was in NY in 2006 running the marathon and I found it amazing to be there, but I missed the Twins. I wanted to get up there since I was a little boy, but it was not given. Now, with the new buildings to be built it will be great in a few years, and I will be going up when it is finished.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 04:11 AM   #14330
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looks like there is a reason for the lack of new steel. cat235d over on wired new york has said.

"Collavino needs to pick up the pace here bigtime.... DCM cannot proceed until the slacking concrete gang catches up"

Meaning that no new steel can go up untill the concrete for the core goes up some, also Zensteeldude said

"I expected the protection walls to be up long before now. Collavino really is lagging behind."

Hopefully it wont be to major of a delay.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #14331
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A very good article about the construction at the WTC.



The Complex
The politics at ground zero have been painfully difficult. But its construction demands may be even worse.


By Christopher Bonanos
Published May 16, 2010

ine years into the rebuilding of ground zero, and we’re just now getting unstuck. The stakeholders are wrapping up their arguments over who
controls which slices of the site, having finally settled on a schematic plan, memorial design, timetable, and financing arrangement that everyone can more or less live with. The public spent a decade being worn down by politics and arguments: Larry Silverstein versus the Port Authority. Pataki versus the NYPD. Libeskind versus David Childs. Bloomberg versus Paterson. Memorial designer Michael Arad versus the victims’ families. All around those debates swirled the question of whether, economically, this project makes any sense at all, dumping as it does 12 million square feet of office space onto a now-deflated commercial market. Even if you did believe the whole thing should happen, it has been excruciating to watch the site get caught in the old New York snarl of permit agencies and sluggish bureaucracies and every possible variety of red tape.

Those issues, at least, are not physical realities; they’re obstacles based on human nature. Yet, for a long time, they obscured the perhaps even greater problem of building on what is probably the most difficult construction site in history. The architects and engineers involved have known this all along, of course, and now that construction is roaring forward, the rest of us can see what they’ve been up against. Every bit of land at ground zero is crowded with supplies, workers, and rising steel and concrete. One World Trade Center (the skyscraper formerly known as the Freedom Tower) is 26 stories high and beginning to poke its head into the downtown skyline. Even at quarter-height, its density and bulk are evident, and you can start to grasp how jammed up against the path tracks it is. Its neighbor at Four World Trade is up to about five floors, hard by the 1 train that continually rattles through the center of the site. The two memorial pools are framed out, and underground construction is moving forward on Santiago Calatrava’s swoopy transportation hub. Foundation work for Towers 2 and 3 starts next month, and the contaminated Deutsche Bank building, looming over the southern end of the site, will come down later this year to make way for Tower 5. Libeskind’s abiding idea—five towers standing guard around a sunken memorial—is inching toward reality.

Actually, “five towers” is a misnomer. It’s really all one giant sixteen-acre mega-building, with many zones held by many stakeholders, their structures intermingled “like metastasized synapses in the brain,” says T. J. Gottesdiener, the partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill who’s going to end up spending at least a decade of his life directing his firm’s chunk of the job. The buildings’ foundations and underpinnings are seven levels deep, all knitted together, and in the future, as you walk around the concourse levels, you will constantly be changing jurisdictions, sometimes every few feet: in Port Authority territory here, on MTA turf there, entering privately developed space around the corner.

That’s a major reason the construction has appeared even slower than it has been: A lot of significant work has taken place out of sight. One World Trade alone has 350,000 square feet of space beneath the surface. (For comparison, that’s the entire size of its 25-story neighbor at 44 Wall Street.) Chris Ward, executive director of the Port Authority, puts it this way: “What people don’t realize is, setting the foundations, doing the preliminary work below grade before the tower could even be visible to the public, was three years in the making.”



The rest of the article is here,
http://nymag.com/arts/architecture/features/66021/
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Old May 17th, 2010, 09:29 PM   #14332
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What is the purpose of this "obtrusion" in the NE corner of 1WTC's core?



I know the 4 obtrusions at each corner of the core on the lobby level are for the PATH track vents, but I thought those were only supposed to go up to somewhere in the base, not the office floors.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 10:35 PM   #14333
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thanks for posting that article. indeed the construction of 1WTC is nothing but complicated.
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Old May 17th, 2010, 11:13 PM   #14334
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Time lapse of the last 1,5 year... deserves a view in HD and full screen
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Old May 18th, 2010, 12:22 AM   #14335
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Awesome!!
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Old May 18th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #14336
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wow i ddnt knoe they were doing another world trade center n what im sseing is going to be a nice hieght !!
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Old May 18th, 2010, 12:42 AM   #14337
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Cool video, but the first shot was not even a year ago, let alone 1.5 years ago.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 01:17 AM   #14338
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what about it?
I clearly stated what I wanted to know about it. What is it for?
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Old May 18th, 2010, 02:14 AM   #14339
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I clearly stated what I wanted to know about it. What is it for?
Ignore him, he's a spammer.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 01:33 PM   #14340
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