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Old July 11th, 2010, 11:52 AM   #14941
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Did you know the Empire State building only costed 900.000 dollars, while the building that was there before costed 24 million to be demolished. Considering this one probably costs more than a billion it would be impossible to pay the demolishment if it had the same ratio...
Demolishment techniques today are much more advanced- how could they even demolish a structure 80 years ago in the middle of the city? They probably had to disassemble it- piece by piece.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 12:14 PM   #14942
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You could always just fly a few planes into it... jk jk
yeah that was so funny I forgot to laugh. What side of the moon do you come from.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 12:17 PM   #14943
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Demolishment techniques today are much more advanced- how could they even demolish a structure 80 years ago in the middle of the city? They probably had to disassemble it- piece by piece.
that's deconstruction for you.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 01:39 PM   #14944
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Nice video about visualisations and planning of the complex and One WTC tower...At 3:20 and 3:50 minute it's part where we can see nice stuff about the core, floors and the facade of the One WTC...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO4kvzdByiQ
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Old July 11th, 2010, 02:16 PM   #14945
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http://www.lowermanhattan.info/const...wer_26204.aspx

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*The following information was last updated on July 10, 2010.

* Steel and concrete installation (multiple cranes on site). Tower steel is now above floor 28
* Both the south and north cores are now being erected as the structure rises
* "Cocoon" safety system now in place around upper perimeter, to rise with structure
* Final concrete installation on the sub-grade structure, including the surrounding plaza
* Utility installation and tie-ins
* Crews are coordinating substructure construction while maintaining PATH service
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Old July 11th, 2010, 03:33 PM   #14946
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RGZ is down, Earthcam is down...Nice.. -.-'
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Old July 11th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #14947
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by the time this so called "freedom tower" is finished (if it ever will), China will have a hundred more buildings taller than this one.
So what.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #14948
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So what.
Well, actually, China won't have a single building taller than One World Trade Center at the time of it's scheduled completion. Just to point that out.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 06:54 PM   #14949
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Did you know the Empire State building only costed 900.000 dollars, while the building that was there before costed 24 million to be demolished. Considering this one probably costs more than a billion it would be impossible to pay the demolishment if it had the same ratio...

really?..what,is a building made it with paper?..that's impossible!,too many cheap for a building like that.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 07:20 PM   #14950
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really?..what,is a building made it with paper?..that's impossible!,too many cheap for a building like that.
Consider the year it was built.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 09:08 PM   #14951
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omegachopstick really got u americans, u guys get offended so easly lol, even though that guy is an ass hole
His ignorant comments did not bother me ... China will never have an Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Reliance Building, Monadnock Block, nor a single masterpiece by Frank Furness, H.H. Richardson, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, Walter Gropius, Louis I. Kahn, Stanford White, etc. etc. Never.

On the other hand there will never be a Great Wall of China or a Forbidden City or the terra cotta army in the US.

So, who cares?!

That China is building a lot of tall buildings speaks volumes to me about a certain lack of confidence Chinese men have about ... ahem ... a lack of impressiveness about a certain physical attribute; so they build big buildings instead!!!!
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Old July 11th, 2010, 09:10 PM   #14952
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really?..what,is a building made it with paper?..that's impossible!,too many cheap for a building like that.
Inflation is a wonderful thing, isn't it?

By this time next year it should hopefully make a big impact on the downtown skyline.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 01:39 AM   #14953
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About 5 seconds of research will tell you that the Empire State building cost $25 million to build plus $15 million to buy and clear the lot. Average wage was 65¢ and hour and minimum wage was 25¢.
I'm not sure why so many people are so willing to take such an obvious moron seriously.

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Old July 12th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #14954
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aaaaa que edificio!
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Old July 12th, 2010, 05:34 AM   #14955
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this baby has some real height about it finally!

25 Million in 1930 or whatever it was (especially considering it was on the back end of the depression) was a shitload of money by today's standards!
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Old July 12th, 2010, 06:32 AM   #14956
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Considering you could get a milkshake for a penny during the great depression, definitely.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 10:51 AM   #14957
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$25 million in 1930 money is the same as $313,879,360.47 in 2010 money, so yeah its alot of money!!!
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Old July 12th, 2010, 07:06 PM   #14958
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Old July 12th, 2010, 08:53 PM   #14959
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The granite for the walls of the memorial is almost finished. Will the entire bottom be granite also?

1WTC core steel is up and I see two vertical columns for the next two floors installed. I wonder if these two will take two weeks.
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Old July 12th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #14960
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The speed is for now average to the speed of the first few floors..(before blue cacoon)...We'll see if they speedin' up after they "put up" those 2 floors... Usually takes 3 and a half weeks to construct outer layer and connect it to the core steel...I wonder if they can do it faster now..

I see new beams at the north, south and east side, and trucks down at the tower, so looks like a good sign of speedin' up..
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