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Old December 14th, 2010, 11:31 PM   #18261
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This is one of the best shots of the site, I wonder when will they install the third row.
The 2nd row is done today, so they could start already tomorrow..we'll see..

On the webcam looks like they already started on the south side..
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Old December 14th, 2010, 11:58 PM   #18262
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Yeah, I can see the first piece of glass is installed in the third row.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 08:17 AM   #18263
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And from LowerManhattan.info:
1 World Trade Center
Installation of the curtain wall at the 20th
Tower steel is now above floor 50
Concrete is now being installed above floor 42

2 World Trade Center
3,200 yards of concrete poured to date
1,000 yards of 3,000 psi mud mat and fill
Only minor amounts of rock excavation remaining
Turner erected the east and west crane bases

3 World Trade Center
Over 1,000 yards of concrete poured to date
Rock excavation will be complete in 2 weeks. It is currently 95% complete. Only a few footings under the crane remain to be excavated.

4 World Trade Center
Steel erection and concrete placing operations now on the 9th floor
Core steel erection is starting on the 10th floor
2 active tower cranes now on site

Memorial and Museum
Steel erection for the Memorial pavilion building nearly complete
Soil installation and tree planting underway in phases through 2011. More than 50 trees now on site; up to 80 more to be planted by the end of 2010
Finishing work on memorial reflecting pools and waterfalls
Preparing for cladding installation on new West Vent Structures
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Old December 15th, 2010, 12:42 PM   #18264
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It is supposed to make difference. The ESB was made in 1 year.
now thats what i want to know. How in the hell did they make the esb SO fast in a little over a year in 1930-32 but now they cant make a smaller (in terms of width although the height is only added by the antenna) building thats much simpler in 2010 in the same amount of time? whats taking so long to make. the esb is obviously still there.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #18265
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now thats what i want to know. How in the hell did they make the esb SO fast in a little over a year in 1930-32 but now they cant make a smaller (in terms of width although the height is only added by the antenna) building thats much simpler in 2010 in the same amount of time? whats taking so long to make. the esb is obviously still there.
what? are you implying that 1WTC is smaller than the ESB? it's way bigger in every way possible.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 03:14 PM   #18266
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The speed of construction of the ESB was amazing. Different era with almost no safety rules and lots of 'low cost' labor available. I think the wait has been worth it for 1WTC. They seem to be building a structure that will endure. I like that.

Sometimes things built long ago are contructed better and faster. Here's an incredible fact about the Pyramid at Giza from Wikipedia:

The mass of the pyramid is estimated at 5.9 million tonnes. The volume, including an internal hillock, is roughly 2,500,000 cubic metres. Based on these estimates, building this in 20 years would involve installing approximately 800 tonnes of stone every day. Similarly, since it consists of an estimated 2.3 million blocks, completing the building in 20 years would involve moving an average of more than 12 of the blocks into place each hour, day and night. That is: moving each of those stones into perfect position every 300 seconds! IF they worked 24/7. If they worked during daylight hours only, that's one enormous block every two and a half minutes. What time does it take for a modern crane to hoist a block into position?
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Old December 15th, 2010, 04:27 PM   #18267
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Why should they wait?
I think its better to wait , because u might damage it if you start it early. Most buildings in this region start it when there near the top.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #18268
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Construction is look great, cant wait until 1WTC pokes out of the lower manhattan skyline.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 05:36 PM   #18269
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me too!!!
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Old December 15th, 2010, 05:38 PM   #18270
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It's halfway through already. If you wait to but glass on in the end the due date of opening the tower will push back. Why not just do two projects at once? It'll be faster to finish the tower

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Old December 15th, 2010, 05:47 PM   #18271
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third row of claddin has started and is progressin fast

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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:00 PM   #18272
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**** you agogo, btw, i dunno if this will contribute in anyway to the threads topic, but. I have the feeling that many among us arent realising how massive and enourmos the new trade center's gonna be. Some wish that the former WTC was rebuilt but imo the new one's gonna be so much better in anyway.

i cant imagine HOW massive's gonna look from this view once built.

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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #18273
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Don't pay attention to them, they're just trolls.

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Old December 15th, 2010, 06:43 PM   #18274
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Old December 15th, 2010, 07:43 PM   #18275
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I love the corner stainless steel pieces! This tower looks better every day.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 07:57 PM   #18276
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God I miss the twins. BUT, I look forward to the new buildings. Those stainless edges will look REDONKULOUS when finished! Just enough bling, but not too flashy!
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Old December 15th, 2010, 08:50 PM   #18277
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Man, they set up that glass SO quick! Looks gorgeous too!

The best thing is when I compare this to apartments outside my window in Toronto (150-170m) and they look quite big, then you realize this is taller than those already! The square footage is just UNREAL! It hardly looks tall right now because of it's width. Amazing!
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Old December 15th, 2010, 09:27 PM   #18278
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I think its better to wait , because u might damage it if you start it early. Most buildings in this region start it when there near the top.
But most of the buildings in this region aren't 541 meters high...
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Old December 15th, 2010, 09:49 PM   #18279
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agreed
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Old December 15th, 2010, 11:11 PM   #18280
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That cladding is rising faster than what I thought! A floor per week? Pshh Looks like they are going faster than they think they are! lol
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