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Old January 7th, 2011, 12:22 AM   #18761
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Old January 7th, 2011, 12:39 AM   #18762
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Does anyone have good desktop backgrounds of this project? Renders or construction?
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Old January 7th, 2011, 12:54 AM   #18763
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You should look, STR's renders...
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Old January 7th, 2011, 01:33 AM   #18764
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how tall is it at this date? & in what floor is it?
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Old January 7th, 2011, 01:39 AM   #18765
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Gorgeous photo Dino!
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Old January 7th, 2011, 01:45 AM   #18766
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Only in New York City could a building as tall as this, be half way complete, and look so small amongst its surroundings.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 02:17 AM   #18767
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how tall is it at this date? & in what floor is it?
54th floor, 640 feet tall.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 02:19 AM   #18768
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Only in New York City could a building as tall as this, be half way complete, and look so small amongst its surroundings.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 02:44 AM   #18769
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54th floor, 640 feet tall.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 05:19 AM   #18770
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Here is a novel question. How long a lifespan for this building are the architects thinking when they design it and choose materials for everything (i.e. plumbing, wiring etc.). There must be a general idea -300 years, 500 years? I really have no idea. Maybe Zensteeldude or someone in the business might know.

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Old January 7th, 2011, 05:59 AM   #18771
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Provided money isn't an issue, current technology could keep that tower standing far beyond any measure of concern.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 06:11 AM   #18772
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Only in New York City could a building as tall as this, be half way complete, and look so small amongst its surroundings.
(you forgot to mention Shanghai, Chicago, HongKong, Guangzhou and Dubai)
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Old January 7th, 2011, 08:10 AM   #18773
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Here is a novel question. How long a lifespan for this building are the architects thinking when they design it and choose materials for everything (i.e. plumbing, wiring etc.). There must be a general idea -300 years, 500 years? I really have no idea. Maybe Zensteeldude or someone in the business might know.

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It all really depends how well the building is maintained. There are buildings that have been standing for thousands of years. Plumbing, wiring, etc can all be replaced over time. Older office buildings are great examples of this, as they have been retrofitted for electricity, cable, phone lines, air conditioning, etc. When the ESB was built, cable wasn't around, and neither was air conditioning, and it has both. Concrete and steel don't wear much at all when protected from the elements, so the structure itself isn't much of an issue for aging. Look at the Pantheon, still standing to this date and its all exposed concrete, and not even concrete that is as strong as what is used in grade a office buildings.

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Old January 7th, 2011, 08:57 AM   #18774
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Old January 7th, 2011, 11:22 AM   #18775
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Thank you STR!! Wondeful wallpapers!
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Old January 7th, 2011, 03:45 PM   #18776
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Here is a novel question. How long a lifespan for this building are the architects thinking when they design it and choose materials for everything (i.e. plumbing, wiring etc.). There must be a general idea -300 years, 500 years? I really have no idea. Maybe Zensteeldude or someone in the business might know.

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One of the advantages of these large overhead spaces is making renovation a whole lot easier. Plumbing and wiring and such should be a lot simpler to upgrade or replace in 60 or 80 years than in older buildings. The glass and concrete should be close to immortal, and as long as they keep corrosion from creeping in, the steel should last centuries. It's so overbuilt, the little bit of fatigue it sees won't matter.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 05:13 PM   #18777
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Depends on the question: What happens when no one is around to maintain stuff?

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Old January 7th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #18778
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Old January 7th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #18779
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What's the time line for top out? Seems like once they finally got started after 9 years the pace is fairly quick.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 05:23 PM   #18780
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Topping out will occur probably during December or early January 2012.
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