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Old November 15th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #17621
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The cladding looks very cool....
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Old November 15th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #17622
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Those look like they could be the corners at the very top!
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Old November 15th, 2010, 08:40 PM   #17623
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'Could' be the very top, but I think these are the bottom pieces that go above the already installed corner windows.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 08:41 PM   #17624
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hi, I'm new to the forum and I seem to have some trouble uploading pictures of WTC 1 from flickr. Can anyone help me out!
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Old November 15th, 2010, 09:25 PM   #17625
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Check out what the BIGGER pieces will look like, above those small ones:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...ostcount=16671
This piece actually consists of 5 pieces, each 12 ft tall. They check every single part before they ship it to avoid a nasty surprise in the field. The one in the foreground is the one they installed yesterday.

edit: the cladding looks freakin' awesome
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Old November 15th, 2010, 09:57 PM   #17626
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'Could' be the very top, but I think these are the bottom pieces that go above the already installed corner windows.
The pieces installed have a flat top, however those large ones end with a point, so they couldn't be extensions of the in-place cladding.

Oh didn't read the post above. Now we know!
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Old November 15th, 2010, 11:00 PM   #17627
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This will be the most gorgeous supertall in the world.

Mark my words.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #17628
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By morrongiello, 11-15-10.

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Old November 15th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #17629
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Looks like everyone is pretty impressed by the facade,

ALSO LOOKS Like it will rise about the same rate as the steel


By Julie Shapiro

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LOWER MANHATTAN — The first stainless steel and sparkling glass panels for the facade on One World Trade Center began to rise this week and are already attracting attention from blocks away.

"It looks good," said Angela Medina, 20, a student who was visiting the site from New Jersey on Monday. "It’s going to look different from all the other buildings around. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it when it’s done."

The tower won’t open until 2013, but workers installed the first pieces of the stainless steel exterior on three corners of the 20th floor on Sunday. They then began adding glass on Monday, said Steve Coleman, spokesman for the Port Authority.

In all, the 1,776-foot skyscraper, formerly known as the Freedom Tower, will feature 12,000 glass panels, each of which is 5 feet wide and more than 13 feet tall.

The facade panels will form eight tall triangles of glass and steel, which grow alternately wider and narrower as they approach the top of the building. David M. Childs designed the tower’s glimmering exterior to refract light and change its appearance depending on the weather and the viewer’s position.

The first 20 floors of the building, which include the lobby and mechanical space, will have a more porous facade made of prismatic glass and an aluminum screen.

Construction workers at the World Trade Center site were said they were impressed by the first glimpse of the building’s future skin this week.

"Officially, I’m not allowed to have a comment," said one worker who is helping build One World Trade Center. "Unofficially, I think it looks sweet."

"You can start to see the scope of the building," another worker added. "You can see what it’s going to be."

Structural steel for the $3.2 billion tower has risen to the 48th floor and will continue going up at the rate of one floor per week, Coleman said. Soon, the facade will be following behind at the same rate, he said.

When the building is complete, it will stand tallest in the city and country.

Steven Carter, 58, a pedestrian manager who has been posted on Vesey Street near the site for the past two months, said Monday that the visible progress was encouraging.

"The way it’s going, it’s gonna look beautiful," said Carter, a Queens resident. "It’s gonna look fabulous.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #17630
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By morrongiello, 11-15-10.

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lookin' for the cladding, which is in...


..haha.. beautiful, the clad just arrived!
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Old November 16th, 2010, 12:54 AM   #17631
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hi, I'm new to the forum and I seem to have some trouble uploading pictures of WTC 1 from flickr. Can anyone help me out!
i usually use imageshack..its easy and fast and you don't have to be a member..upload it on there then copy the link of the picture

http://imageshack.us/
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Old November 16th, 2010, 01:02 AM   #17632
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I love the cladding!!! I had no idea it was this high, that picture puts it into perspective, thanks
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Old November 16th, 2010, 01:19 AM   #17633
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Hey Zen, do you know how fast the cladding will go up? How many pieces per day?
I don't have any spcific info, but the curtain wall should go up rather quickly once they get the first row on. The first row is critical to the fit of everything above.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 01:20 AM   #17634
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damn, i'm a bit late for the party... but nevertheless: yes, it's finally getting some glass (which looks pretty cool btw)!

EDIT: man, somehow it sounds crazy... imagine a friend asking you: hey, why you look so happy today? me: well, didn't you hear the good news? the first glass panels on 1WTC have been installed!!! just read the f******* newspapers ... i mean the internet i've never been so happy in my life...
LOL, the first pieces of curtain wall going up almost made up for the Giants and the Jets losing !

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Check out what the BIGGER pieces will look like, above those small ones:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...ostcount=16671
Those are the pieces they put up yesterday, at least the first section, that pic shows the sections being test fitted in the factory.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 02:29 AM   #17635
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so....they are going to keep adding more cladding, just really slowly?
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Old November 16th, 2010, 03:00 AM   #17636
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The first floor well take time, the rest well go up as fast as the steel.

They have 2 years to finish this tower, all good things come to those who wait.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 04:04 AM   #17637
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Hopefully they don't run into any fitment problems, and that floor gets cladded this week.

Those panels look even better than the mockup photos.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 04:16 AM   #17638
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It is growing dramatically.
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Old November 16th, 2010, 05:13 AM   #17639
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By ryanbudhu, 11-14-10. "Pointing Towards Progress"

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Old November 16th, 2010, 06:23 AM   #17640
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the cladding looks nicer than i expected. swanky!
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