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Old January 25th, 2011, 04:45 AM   #19261
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...Just like there is nothing wrong if you admit that America is not a country but a continent.
Well, in fact, North America is a continent; South America is a continent; America is a reference to the United States and its citizens.

If we're being particular about it...
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Old January 25th, 2011, 04:57 AM   #19262
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Great updates Otie. Thanks a ton.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 05:35 AM   #19263
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a page and a half of people overreacting to an overreaction? let's take a step back here, folks
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Old January 25th, 2011, 05:40 AM   #19264
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Photos taken by Joe Woolhead (http://www.joewoolhead.com) sometime during January

Very very nice pictures. This one in particular is lovely
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Old January 25th, 2011, 05:41 AM   #19265
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BTW what is the current height and floor?
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Old January 25th, 2011, 05:43 AM   #19266
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Well, in fact, North America is a continent; South America is a continent; America is a reference to the United States and its citizens.

If we're being particular about it...
You mean North America is a continent but just in a cultural way I dont see any sea in between, North America, Central America and South America,

But If you dont want to mix up with the South you could say North America and Latin America.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 05:48 AM   #19267
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BTW what is the current height and floor?
56th floor, 666ft 8in.

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a page and a half of people overreacting to an overreaction? let's take a step back here, folks
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Old January 25th, 2011, 06:58 AM   #19268
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Now I am sure you pissed Zen off, well he already was but now he'll probably not come back.

But we Europeans and most other people in the world except US could also complain about Americans using month/day/year notation and not day/month/year. For example in the Dubai towers threads it's full of the American notation while in the Middle-East they all use the day/month/year notation.
But I'm not acting like a child and for me it's okay if they use there own so Zen please don't go mad for people using metric system
...although I don't post here very often, I lurk everyday, and was also very surprised by Zen's reaction. I looked forward to his insights. I also recognize that most of the rest of the world is metric, and didn't mind seeing the metric measurements, as it allows me to better compare WTC1 with buildings worldwide.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 07:28 AM   #19269
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[QUOTE=spectre000;71318017]56th floor, 666ft 8in.

So about 220m. Is it now taller than the WFC's?
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Old January 25th, 2011, 07:31 AM   #19270
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You mean North America is a continent but just in a cultural way I dont see any sea in between, North America, Central America and South America,

But If you dont want to mix up with the South you could say North America and Latin America.
No, actually Latin America is the cultural reference. North America is a geographic reference.

Unlike islands, continents don't need to be completely separated by water. An example would be Asia and Europe.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 07:39 AM   #19271
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You mean North America is a continent but just in a cultural way I dont see any sea in between, North America, Central America and South America,

But If you dont want to mix up with the South you could say North America and Latin America.
Central America is apart of North America. And there's water between the two contientent. Just like there's water between Manhattan and Long Island.

220 meters that almost taller then 3 WFC.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 08:37 AM   #19272
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220 meters Go New York...beautiful vibrant New York...don't let anyone or anything slow you down
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Old January 25th, 2011, 09:07 AM   #19273
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It absolutely doesn't looks like it has 220m. It's max 150m for me.
This prooves New York to be biiig...
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Old January 25th, 2011, 12:51 PM   #19274
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who says it's already 220m tall? as spectre, dino and others posted 1WTC's current height is 666ft = 203m.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 01:36 PM   #19275
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who says it's already 220m tall? as spectre, dino and others posted 1WTC's current height is 666ft = 203m.
Yup..Closest to the 220m will be on the 60th floor, which is 219,456 m (720' 00'')
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Old January 25th, 2011, 03:44 PM   #19276
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Hi All, Can anyone tell me what the construction height of the build will be in mid May, when I'll be in New york - Feet/ inches/ Metres whichever you guys prefer.

Ta in advance.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 06:58 PM   #19277
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Everyone should use the metric system. That will make everything much easier. I work with measurements all the time. And I deal with people from all over the world. But the US seems to be to proud to implement the metric system and I always have to convert so they can understand. Seriously, there is nothing wrong if you try to adapt a little to the rest of the world.
I live in the states and work on international projects quite often. We always either do the jobs in metric or in dual units, for the ease of those building it overseas. As for domestic projects, there is absolutely no need to cover to metric. Is it a better set of units? Yes, but it will never happen and I would be irritated if it did. No one wants to have to figure out how many liters of gas their car can take or about how far 61 meters is or how many kilos their dog weight when feet and pounds are already second nature to them.
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Old January 25th, 2011, 07:09 PM   #19278
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cant find acurate data this is from this week

how many floors have been constructed since this date?

*The following information was last updated on January 21, 2011.

Facade installation began mid-November; now above floor 25
Tower steel is now above floor 55
Concrete is now being installed above floor 47
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Old January 25th, 2011, 07:11 PM   #19279
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I live in the states and work on international projects quite often. We always either do the jobs in metric or in dual units, for the ease of those building it overseas. As for domestic projects, there is absolutely no need to cover to metric. Is it a better set of units? Yes, but it will never happen and I would be irritated if it did. No one wants to have to figure out how many liters of gas their car can take or about how far 61 meters is or how many kilos their dog weight when feet and pounds are already second nature to them.
Imperial measurement was second nature to me as well... Then Canada converted to metric in the late 70's and all the people then hated it... I hated it... Now I don't even give it another thought... I know how much 250 milliliters is, how far 10 kilometers is and so on. I can figure in both systems and intrinsically understand what someone means if they say either measurement, miles or kilometers.

Furthermore, anyone under 30 years old in Canada wouldn't even know how far a mile is. If the States converted, the same thing would happen. You just adjust and move on.

And as psycho-Zensteelfreak would say... "You just deal!"
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Old January 25th, 2011, 08:01 PM   #19280
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I like how people who never post here. Come and write, just to bitch about what Zen said. The topic is dead. So you guys can go back to not posting in here.
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