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Old November 17th, 2010, 04:07 AM   #17661
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wow, 175 m!.. this baby is big right now!
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Old November 17th, 2010, 04:08 AM   #17662
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Just realized just how big this is right now. 175 m is an impressive size building as is!
Totally. For instance, it would be the 2nd tallest building if in my country. Which I think speaks more of how pathethic we are in terms of high-rises than anything else, but still.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 04:13 AM   #17663
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Bit of trivia: If the entire length of the history of earth (4.5 billion years) were to be represented in height by the height of the roof of 1WTC (1368 feet), and you made a scale comparison next to the building representing the period of time that human civilization has been around (10,000 years), the human civilization tower would be less than 1/25th of an inch tall. (10,000/4,500,000,000 = 0.00000222. 1,368 feet x 0.00000222 = 0.003 feet.)

OT, I know, but thought it was an easy way to visualize how short of a time we've been around.

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Old November 17th, 2010, 04:43 AM   #17664
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Totally. For instance, it would be the 2nd tallest building if in my country. Which I think speaks more of how pathethic we are in terms of high-rises than anything else, but still.
Just looked out my window at a 165 metre residential tower. What astounds me is the width of the structure. Mind boggling!
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Old November 17th, 2010, 04:43 AM   #17665
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This building is breathtaking!
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Old November 17th, 2010, 09:38 AM   #17666
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Old November 17th, 2010, 11:50 AM   #17667
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holy shit! that is one hell of a render, just gorgeous!
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Old November 17th, 2010, 12:01 PM   #17668
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And the base from STR..





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Old November 17th, 2010, 02:07 PM   #17669
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omg the detailing is amazing did str got the drawings for this
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Old November 17th, 2010, 02:43 PM   #17670
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Looks like all the renders will have to be redone. The cladding that is in place either has protective film on every other panel....or they suprised us by not showing that the cladding will look more similar to the twins.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 02:54 PM   #17671
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Looks like all the renders will have to be redone. The cladding that is in place either has protective film on every other panel....or they suprised us by not showing that the cladding will look more similar to the twins.
It just looks like there is a protective film. It might be a placeholder that is installed every other piece.

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Old November 17th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #17672
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Very unusual! Obviously no glass installed in that panel, but you can see the bottom stainless steel edge, so it IS real. I guess the mystery will be solved soon enough.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 03:41 PM   #17673
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ZenSteelDude said it will take time to get first row on the place because all the glass obove will be placed according to that first row..So they have to do it perfect..That's why we see this "unusual" method..Once they place every piece of the 20th floor, all above will be easier to place..
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Old November 17th, 2010, 04:57 PM   #17674
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hope they put some more cladding soon! I'll be in NY in 2 weeks
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Old November 17th, 2010, 05:24 PM   #17675
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Bit of trivia: If the entire length of the history of earth (4.5 billion years) were to be represented in height by the height of the roof of 1WTC (1368 feet), and you made a scale comparison next to the building representing the period of time that human civilization has been around (10,000 years), the human civilization tower would be less than 1/25th of an inch tall. (10,000/4,500,000,000 = 0.00000222. 1,368 feet x 0.00000222 = 0.003 feet.)

OT, I know, but thought it was an easy way to visualize how short of a time we've been around.
I see you point. Interessting conclusion.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 08:10 PM   #17676
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Nice pics, eh !! I can see full detail in the facade, everything is very beautiful !
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Old November 17th, 2010, 09:45 PM   #17677
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The renders of the base are incredible. I hope the real thing turns out just like it.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 11:16 PM   #17678
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Too early to judge how the cladding will look. Need to give it another week or 2 before we see how it will turn out.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:47 AM   #17679
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http://www.tribecatrib.com/news/2010...ring-face.html
World Trade Center Tower Begins to Show Its Shimmering Face
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UPDATED Nov. 17
Already 48 stories high, the rising steel and concrete skeleton of the World Trade Center site’s Tower 1 is all but impossible to miss.

But what’s easy to overlook is the first glimpse of the building’s transformation from a drab construction site to a stunning, 21st century, 104-story office tower.

On Sunday, Nov. 13, crews installed the first pieces of its shiny steel-and-glass façade, on three corners and in the center of the 20th floor's eastern wall. The windows are the first to be installed anywhere on the site since the rebuilding began.

"This is another tangible sign of progress that people who walk past the site can see as we work to get this tower completed in 2013,” said Steven Coleman, spokesman for the Port Authority, the building’s developer.

The very first pieces of the façade were bolted on to the northeast, southeast and southwest corners of the tower’s steel frame at the 20th story. Crews spent most of Monday morning and afternoon putting up the first two flat window panels near the center of the floor’s eastern wall, a painstaking process that must be done with absolute precision because the rest of the installation depends on it.

“Once they get rolling, they’ll be able to install glass panels at a rate of one floor per week,” Coleman said.

One at a time, each steel and glass panel is wheeled to the tower’s outer edge with a hand-operated forklift, lowered into place and then bolted tight to the tower’s frame. Glass is added in once the steel panel is secure.

When the 1,776-foot tower is complete, crews will have placed more than 12,000 flat panels and 700 corner pieces. It will take approximately 160 panels to wrap one of the larger, lower floors in the tower, while the upper floors will need around 100 panels.

Installation of the 13-foot-high panels began on the 20th floor, Coleman said, because the Port Authority will need open access to the tower’s base, containing the mechanical equipment, for several more months.

“There is a lot of equipment that still needs to be loaded onto the mechanical floors in the [base], so the glass wall must come in later,” Coleman said. “Additionally, with all the activity at the base of the building now, we scheduled the wall later to minimize damage.”

Coleman said installation of the prismatic glass wall on the tower’s base—meant to obscure the mechanical equipment behind it—would likely begin in early 2012."
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Old November 18th, 2010, 08:59 AM   #17680
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i cant wait til the part where you can see each respective job being done all at once on the tower at the same time...(new steel at the top, netting, fireproofing and cladding)
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