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Old January 20th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #19141
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At least it looks like it wasn't a last minute after-thought like the New York Times tower.
I actually think that is exactly what it looks like.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 05:59 PM   #19142
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I don't think the architect brought the top of the tower to its logical conclusion with that design for a spire either. Something equally high but more pyramidal in nature may have worked.

And personally, I think the spire and transmission rings look like a giant, hand-rolled, marijuana joint stubbed out in an ashtray.


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Old January 20th, 2011, 06:41 PM   #19143
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So it would be really appreciated if someone can answer my question - at which height is the observation deck located?
102nd floor, 386m / 1266ft
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Old January 20th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #19144
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Eurgh that Verizon building.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #19145
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102nd floor, 386m / 1266ft
damn, that's sad. i really thought it would be in the 400m range. but the restaurant (2 levels) is above the obs. deck, no?
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Old January 20th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #19146
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Does anybody know what is happening to the corner floor plating on the 54th floor, because I was checking the discovery cam and I see that they are putting the vertical beams of 55 and 56 floors, but they usually finish the previous floor plating then put the scafolding then raise the cranes, then do what they are doing. How come they are doing it differently this time? Thank you
My guess is there trying to make up for lost days due to bad weather.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 08:40 PM   #19147
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damn, that's sad. i really thought it would be in the 400m range. but the restaurant (2 levels) is above the obs. deck, no?
Nope..Right below..100th and 101st..
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Old January 20th, 2011, 09:55 PM   #19148
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Epic pic
notice the statue of liberty on the picture

Where?
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Old January 20th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #19149
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reflection about two thirds of the way up the render.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 10:13 PM   #19150
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Tower One Steel Beams Reach Three Stories Tall

Here's an interesting article from Discover Channel's Ground Zero -- Behind the Fence:

This week we filmed the installation of four massive steel columns on the 54th floor of Tower 1. They are three stories tall and weigh 23 tons — each one the equivalent of about 15 Toyota Corollas. Impressive as this may sound, they are only setting the table for the gargantuan 35-ton transitional nodes that will sit on top of them. Those nodes arrive in a couple of weeks. Together, these extraordinary pieces of steel absorb the heavy load from the 50-some stories that will rise above them, and redistribute those loads down the exterior of the building as dictated by the building's unique tapered design.

You can read the rest of the article here:

http://blogs.discovery.com/rebuildin...tower-one.html
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Old January 20th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #19151
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i think the spire is so plain because the old one was just a radio mast so its kinda playing off the old one but a little nicer.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #19152
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Old January 21st, 2011, 12:06 AM   #19153
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Here's an interesting article from Discover Channel's Ground Zero -- Behind the Fence:

This week we filmed the installation of four massive steel columns on the 54th floor of Tower 1. They are three stories tall and weigh 23 tons — each one the equivalent of about 15 Toyota Corollas. Impressive as this may sound, they are only setting the table for the gargantuan 35-ton transitional nodes that will sit on top of them. Those nodes arrive in a couple of weeks. Together, these extraordinary pieces of steel absorb the heavy load from the 50-some stories that will rise above them, and redistribute those loads down the exterior of the building as dictated by the building's unique tapered design.

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http://blogs.discovery.com/rebuildin...tower-one.html
If you look back at page 953, post #19046 you herd it here first folks.

Tiny compaired to the 20th floor nodes but cool none the less. There well also be nodes at about the 84th floor too.

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Old January 21st, 2011, 01:06 AM   #19154
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how are they expecting to continue work on the site after sept 11, 2011 when they open the memorial to the public?
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Old January 21st, 2011, 01:12 AM   #19155
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^That bugs me to be honest, and I hadnt thought of that. The waterfalls will be cool and everything, but the buildings are still UC, and theres still a gigantic hole in the ground. The main building isnt even done yet D:
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Old January 21st, 2011, 01:53 AM   #19156
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It's simple really. They are not actually going to open it to the public on 9-11-11.

Sure, there is going to be all kinds of pomp and fanfair but the site, for the most part, is still going to be a construction site.

If you read, in the fine print, they never say the site will be open to the public on 9-12-11.
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Old January 21st, 2011, 02:29 AM   #19157
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What their doing now is what their doing then
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Old January 21st, 2011, 03:00 AM   #19158
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That looks like a terrible weapon of mass distruction. Tear it all down!
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Old January 21st, 2011, 03:01 AM   #19159
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I don't think the architect brought the top of the tower to its logical conclusion with that design for a spire either. Something equally high but more pyramidal in nature may have worked.

And personally, I think the spire and transmission rings look like a giant, hand-rolled, marijuana joint stubbed out in an ashtray.

I agree it's one of the silliest looking tops on any newer super tall. Could have done so much better.
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Old January 21st, 2011, 03:07 AM   #19160
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It's simple really. They are not actually going to open it to the public on 9-11-11.

Sure, there is going to be all kinds of pomp and fanfair but the site, for the most part, is still going to be a construction site.

If you read, in the fine print, they never say the site will be open to the public on 9-12-11.
What upsets me is that they implied that the plaza will be fully open in the past. But now supposedly, they will be issuing tickets for visitors to limit/control the number of people for the first couple of years. That's understandable and all, but I still don't like it.
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