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Old November 25th, 2010, 10:47 AM   #17841
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SSC is completely ****ed up at the moment. This dancing back and forth between the last two pages shit is really getting annoying.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 10:55 AM   #17842
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finally it's going fast!

Does anybody have an idea of the height it'll reach by march? I'll be in NY by then
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Old November 25th, 2010, 10:59 AM   #17843
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The waviness of the glass is disappointing, but the color and reflective quality would appear to be top notch. It'll look fantastic from the ground, and that's what counts.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 11:43 AM   #17844
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The waviness of the glass is disappointing, but the color and reflective quality would appear to be top notch. It'll look fantastic from the ground, and that's what counts.
Won't be wavy once the protective covers are taken off. All glass is like that when it has plastic on top.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 12:52 PM   #17845
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Indeed - hold your horses - probably a tad early to cast judgement on the cladding at this stage.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 03:51 PM   #17846
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The waviness of the glass is disappointing, but the color and reflective quality would appear to be top notch. It'll look fantastic from the ground, and that's what counts.
I have to agree with you, on the ground the people visiting will probably think it looks grand, but in photos its turning out to be not that great, hopefully it will look better with a few floors covered, and hopefully you and I are wrong about it turning out worse than we hoped for
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Old November 25th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #17847
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as Rise To The Top already stated, there's proabably still a protective film which needs to be taken off. so it's too early to judge for now.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 05:22 PM   #17848
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A protective film would also explain why the glass doesn't look as clear as it could be. I believe polarizing filters used by photographers can have odd effects too.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 05:24 PM   #17849
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I am of the opinion that there is a plastic film on the glass.

I think we should be a bit more patient and hold off on final judgment until we are sure we are looking at the final product.



Notice the near mirror quality reflections in the glass of the testing mock up.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 06:10 PM   #17850
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I saw it yesterday, and the glass looks great!
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Old November 25th, 2010, 06:13 PM   #17851
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Does it appear 'covered in plastic' or not? Are some of the panes mirror smooth and others look wavy due to this protective layer?
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Old November 25th, 2010, 07:03 PM   #17852
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If the waviness is actually just the plastic film cover, that would be awesome.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 08:57 PM   #17853
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Well you can't really tell if there is plastic on the glass or not haha. We'll just have to wait and see.

But if you all think it possibly could be my camera, it is near to Christmas, I would love a new camera, wanna chip in and buy me one?
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Old November 26th, 2010, 12:03 AM   #17854
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I don't think there's a protective film on the glass. To protect it from what? Bird crap? Even if there were a film used to protect the pieces during shipping, it wouldn't offer significant protection from any construction mishap once hung and it would be far more difficult and time consuming to remove it from the outside once the building is enclosed. They would remove it from the individual pieces while safely indoors, just prior to hanging them.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 12:05 AM   #17855
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wow
the process is going super fast
is looking very great!
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Old November 26th, 2010, 12:07 AM   #17856
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I think there's no film too..Who and how would wrap everything down? Not so easy work...And glass looks done to me at the end...Everything else is just an angle of watching...I think..
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Old November 26th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #17857
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I see Zen didn't post it here yet, so I think you would like to know...

Apparently that they leavin' every second facade piece out because of the facade mantinance track which runs vertically between the glass panels and is part of the frame holding the glass...(Zen said..)

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Old November 26th, 2010, 12:33 AM   #17858
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I don't think there's a protective film on the glass. To protect it from what? Bird crap? Even if there were a film used to protect the pieces during shipping, it wouldn't offer significant protection from any construction mishap once hung and it would be far more difficult and time consuming to remove it from the outside once the building is enclosed. They would remove it from the individual pieces while safely indoors, just prior to hanging them.
Isn't there film inside and outside? Presumably, the exterior film is removed prior to the piece being installed, but the interior piece remains to protect the glass during interior construction.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 01:43 AM   #17859
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Very ugly building should'nt even be talked about. I have seen better..
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Old November 26th, 2010, 01:48 AM   #17860
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