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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:18 AM   #19441
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:33 AM   #19442
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Frankly, that's plain bullshit.
Off topic: Agreed, if the dollar looses its status as the world reserve currency (which some have speculated it will in the near future), I fear Americans will feel tougher times before anything improves economically.

On topic: I love how the triangular faces of this tower (when viewed from the ground) give a false perspective and appears to elongate the structure. Your eye could almost deceive you as to think the faces are actually rectangular but appear to be tapering at the top because of its sheer scale.

I believe Disney used this mind trick when they designing sleeping beauty's castle at disneyland (false perspective I believe).
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:41 AM   #19443
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Frankly, that's plain bullshit.

Why?
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:58 AM   #19444
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cause China is the new world economic leader, but hey that`s off topic !!
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Old February 1st, 2011, 05:16 AM   #19445
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Is it? Well, just not yet, they are still behind the US and the Eurozone.
Nuke them while you still can and you won't regret it later . Wel'll give USA another half century of leadership, just like after Nagasaki.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 06:06 AM   #19446
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New to posting on this forum, but I have some advice. (1) The US economy has nothing to do with the aesthetics of 1 World Trade Center. (2) If you are going to be off-topic, at least be correct: (a) US gdp is $14.8 trillion, China's is $5.8 trillion. (b) Eurozone economies contain 700 million people, with just over $15 trillion gdp (note US population of merely 310 million). (c) New gdp estimates say US economy is currently growing at a rate of 3.2%. (d) (and most importantly), while China's economy is booming around 10%, they are dealing with rapid and devastating inflation. They have 2 choices: either allow their currency to elevate which would lead to far less economic growth, OR keep their currency deflated and thus allow inflation keep rising, resulting in social and political instability.

That being said, Tower 1 looks great.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 06:20 AM   #19447
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I just realized something, tower 1 is now less then 75 feet away from conqering the Goldman Sachs building and tower 7 and once that happens it would be the 17th tallest building in NYC. So stay tuned because 6 more floors and Tower 1 will start to show its true dominance in height over the other skyscrapers of NYC.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:31 AM   #19448
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^I mean it's going to be THE tallest in NYC soon so it's not even half the height yet.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 08:11 AM   #19449
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Thanks for bringing some sensibility to this forum!
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Old February 1st, 2011, 08:14 AM   #19450
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New to posting on this forum, but I have some advice. (1) The US economy has nothing to do with the aesthetics of 1 World Trade Center. (2) If you are going to be off-topic, at least be correct: (a) US gdp is $14.8 trillion, China's is $5.8 trillion. (b) Eurozone economies contain 700 million people, with just over $15 trillion gdp (note US population of merely 310 million). (c) New gdp estimates say US economy is currently growing at a rate of 3.2%. (d) (and most importantly), while China's economy is booming around 10%, they are dealing with rapid and devastating inflation. They have 2 choices: either allow their currency to elevate which would lead to far less economic growth, OR keep their currency deflated and thus allow inflation keep rising, resulting in social and political instability.

That being said, Tower 1 looks great.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 02:11 PM   #19451
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:02 PM   #19452
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Biggest snow storm of the year predicted for tomorrow....

I would like to know how many days delay has been a result of this unusual (for NYC) weather?
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:07 PM   #19453
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TOronto is supposed to get a metre (3 feet) of snow tonight.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 05:19 PM   #19454
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New to posting on this forum, but I have some advice. (1) The US economy has nothing to do with the aesthetics of 1 World Trade Center. (2) If you are going to be off-topic, at least be correct: (a) US gdp is $14.8 trillion, China's is $5.8 trillion. (b) Eurozone economies contain 700 million people, with just over $15 trillion gdp (note US population of merely 310 million). (c) New gdp estimates say US economy is currently growing at a rate of 3.2%. (d) (and most importantly), while China's economy is booming around 10%, they are dealing with rapid and devastating inflation. They have 2 choices: either allow their currency to elevate which would lead to far less economic growth, OR keep their currency deflated and thus allow inflation keep rising, resulting in social and political instability.

That being said, Tower 1 looks great.


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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:08 PM   #19455
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New to posting on this forum, but I have some advice. (1) The US economy has nothing to do with the aesthetics of 1 World Trade Center. (2) If you are going to be off-topic, at least be correct: (a) US gdp is $14.8 trillion, China's is $5.8 trillion. (b) Eurozone economies contain 700 million people, with just over $15 trillion gdp (note US population of merely 310 million). (c) New gdp estimates say US economy is currently growing at a rate of 3.2%. (d) (and most importantly), while China's economy is booming around 10%, they are dealing with rapid and devastating inflation. They have 2 choices: either allow their currency to elevate which would lead to far less economic growth, OR keep their currency deflated and thus allow inflation keep rising, resulting in social and political instability.

That being said, Tower 1 looks great.
Just a small correction, i don't mean anything bad...

The whole EU, consisting of 27 countries has around 500 million, and the Eurozone, constituted of 17 countries where the official currency is Euro, has far less then 500 million inhabitants, to be precise, it has 330 million...

Hope you don't get this the wrong way...

The tower is monumental... Cheers.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:36 PM   #19456
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From now on I'm goin' to report everyone who will post this crap which is not related to 1WTC construction..Expect to be banned..I'm seriously sick of it..
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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:48 PM   #19457
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I watched today Sci-Trek programme on Discovery Showcase about possible earthquake in New York city and I was pondering over New World Trade Centers durability. Would the magnitude 7 earthquake destroy the new towers? I think the place where Freedom Tower is is covered by a hard rock so that the durable steel skeleton of the tower can withstand this. But the falling glass would be a big problem for people on the streets.
I would prefer to be in a skyscraper than on a street while earthquake happening.
I saw a map of Geologic Map of Manhattan, Bronx etc. on previous page but I'm sorry, I don't understand it I know that some parts of New York City are covered by deposit left by moving back glacier and that's where building are lower and more vulnerable to earthquakes, are skyscrapers in that zones? Are their foundations durable enough?
IMO EVERY new built skyscraper should be able to withstand magnitude 6 earthquake. Some in special zones (like Taipei) ought to be even more durable.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 07:54 PM   #19458
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Today by Smolenski, January 30th (as posted by NYguy over at SSP)
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Old February 1st, 2011, 11:35 PM   #19459
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Old February 1st, 2011, 11:48 PM   #19460
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I watched today Sci-Trek programme on Discovery Showcase about possible earthquake in New York city and I was pondering over New World Trade Centers durability. Would the magnitude 7 earthquake destroy the new towers? I think the place where Freedom Tower is is covered by a hard rock so that the durable steel skeleton of the tower can withstand this. But the falling glass would be a big problem for people on the streets.
I would prefer to be in a skyscraper than on a street while earthquake happening.
I saw a map of Geologic Map of Manhattan, Bronx etc. on previous page but I'm sorry, I don't understand it I know that some parts of New York City are covered by deposit left by moving back glacier and that's where building are lower and more vulnerable to earthquakes, are skyscrapers in that zones? Are their foundations durable enough?
IMO EVERY new built skyscraper should be able to withstand magnitude 6 earthquake. Some in special zones (like Taipei) ought to be even more durable.
The entire WTC site is designed to handle a magnitude 7 earthquake.

The biggest problem in an earthquake that strong hitting New York is all the stone and brick clad buildings, and the "Brownstones".

You are right, probably the safest place to be if one hit would be in a modern, steel frame building, over 20 floors high.

(The Flatiron building would probably survive, but it's outside walls would be in the street.)

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