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Old October 26th, 2010, 12:14 PM   #17101
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I think the render comparing it to the Sears tower may not be exactly to scale. Isn't the Sears tower 1,450 in height? If so it would be 100 feet taller than WTC1 and the WTC1 would not appear so tall next to it.

Can someone double check that?
As far as I know, Sears is 442.1m to the roof and 527.3m to the top of antenna..(According to Skyscraperpage diagrams)..While 1WTC is 417m to the roof and 541.3m to the top of the spire..
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Old October 26th, 2010, 02:06 PM   #17102
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Yes, 102nd floor.
lol, ESB and 1WTC observation decks are both located on the 102nd floor.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 02:54 PM   #17103
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The ESB observation deck in the 102nd floor is not open to the public!

The official ESB observation deck is open air and in the 84th floor (320 meter).
The 1WTC observation on the other hand deck won't be open air, but in the 102nd floor.

Well, you can't have it all!
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Old October 26th, 2010, 03:38 PM   #17104
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you are joking right? i was on the 102nd floor just this year! so both ESB decks are open to the public. you need to inform yourself... .

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The Empire State Building has one of the most popular outdoor observatories in the world, having been visited by over 110 million people. The 86th-floor observation deck offers impressive 360-degree views of the city. There is a second observation deck on the 102nd floor that is open to the public.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 03:55 PM   #17105
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my bad. It was closed when I was there!

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Old October 26th, 2010, 05:31 PM   #17106
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http://www.oregonlive.com/business/i...ies_under.html
Benson Industries flies under radar despite big-name projects

James Mayer
October 25, 2010

Stacked in a Gresham warehouse, 13,000 pieces of steel and glass await shipment by railroad to New York City to become the skin of One World Trade Center rising from the site of the 2001 terrorist attack.

Benson won the $160 million contract in 2007, then spent a year designing and testing components, including the ability to withstand explosions. The glass came from Minnesota, and the pieces were assembled in Gresham over the past two years.

"We have about 1,000 left to build. We'll be done by the end the year," Rosenberg said.

Steve Coleman, spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the owner of the ground zero building, said that as a public agency the port awarded the contract to Benson as the lowest responsive bidder.

"We were looking for someone who has done this type of work, who had experience doing this type of work on tall buildings around the country," Coleman said.

Rising from a square base constructed of concrete and steel, the building will taper into eight tall triangles, forming an octagon at its center. An observation deck will be located 1,362 feet above ground and there will be a square glass parapet at 1,368 feet, the heights of the original Twin Towers. From these, an illuminated spire containing a television antenna will rise to a final patriotic height of 1,776 feet. Including the antenna, it will be the tallest building in North America when opened in 2013.

Benson is also working on restoring the facade of the United Nations Secretariat Building in New York City to re-create the original look of the building, which has been damaged over the years.

Restoration work has become a larger part of the company's business in the recession, Rosenberg said. The company's more recent projects have been smaller, more compact buildings, stressing energy efficiency and sustainability, he said.

"We don't do towers anymore."

Rosenberg said there was nothing unique about One World Trade Center project.

"This is nothing new for us -- just a little bigger in scale," he said.

"The difficult part is yet to come, when they are working on the 104th floor in the winter of 2012. It will be windy and cold. I hand it to those ironworkers trying to wrestle the pieces into position."



Carlos Tobar, a logistics clerk at Benson Industries, moves one of the exterior windows bound for ground zero last week at the company's Gresham warehouse.
The sections' components are built to withstand high winds, earthquakes and other safety concerns.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 08:39 PM   #17107
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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:15 PM   #17108
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my bad. It was closed when I was there!

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Yeah during my stay it was closed too. Top of the rock is pretty nice too though, and then you have the ESB and the skyline. The main issue with Rockefeller is that every single tourist goes there and everyone's taking the same pics.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 10:05 PM   #17109
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Where is the cladding? i thought it would have been here as soon as they finished the pedestal and a few floors...taking so long
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Old October 26th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #17110
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Where is the cladding? i thought it would have been here as soon as they finished the pedestal and a few floors...taking so long
They need to finish the fireproofing first. It looks like they are doing the 20th floor (first floor to get cladding) right now, so the cladding should be right around the corner.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #17111
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a comparison of what progress has been made at One world Trade and the future

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Old October 27th, 2010, 12:31 AM   #17112
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Yeah during my stay it was closed too. Top of the rock is pretty nice too though, and then you have the ESB and the skyline. The main issue with Rockefeller is that every single tourist goes there and everyone's taking the same pics.
To go to the 102nd floor costs 15 dollars, which I think is a little bit high because the view doesn't really get better up there. But you can buy tickets on the first ob deck, so probably you just missed it cuz its opened 365 days a year. Btw for people visiting New York tip: go to Rockefeller at daylight and ESB at night.

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a comparison of what progress has been made at One world Trade and the future

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The tower in the second pic wouldn't even fit in the first one, because it's taken from a higher angle, which means they have still alot to do.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 01:11 AM   #17114
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Old October 27th, 2010, 02:38 AM   #17115
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they missed up that building on the back, so that's why i did just i little "arrengement"..hehe








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Old October 27th, 2010, 06:27 AM   #17116
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Good. So soon we will see this building with its "skin".
Thanks for the info. Now we're waiting...
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Old October 27th, 2010, 07:02 AM   #17117
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26/October/2010

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Old October 27th, 2010, 07:08 AM   #17118
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thank you for the great updates Imre! it's wonderful to see your pictures again.
are you traveling around the world now? i am looking forward for more photos
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Old October 27th, 2010, 09:34 AM   #17119
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Yes it's great to see more of your photography, Imre. Glad you had the chance to come to NY to take a few shots. They look great as always.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:17 AM   #17120
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I still loving the idea of twin towers... But it is well adapted to this area of New York...
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