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Old February 21st, 2011, 08:10 AM   #19941
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Looking good! I was at the site last August, its good to see how much progress was made since then. Go NYC!
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Old February 21st, 2011, 08:16 AM   #19942
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So is the glass double pane? How does insulation work on a completely glass building?
There's some picture of them, pitting the glass to the building. And there's no such thing as a completely glass building.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 08:58 AM   #19943
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The only building i know of that uses similar looking glass is in battery park city a few blocks away. Has that translucent greenish blue thing going on. I believe it's some kind of super low emissivity double pane design. Basically UV and IR do not get in, so the interior climate is controlled by the HVAC, vs the HVAC fighting the sun's heat. Will have to look more into it.

I was here on feb 14 (i'm in hudson county across the river a lot), and i can tell you it has grown in the last 2 months, and the whole area is crazy with activity. I have some photos i'll post when i get the chance.


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Old February 21st, 2011, 09:19 AM   #19944
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impressive speed! hope it will topout by the end of 2011.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 10:15 AM   #19945
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Just to tell all those trolls who say that one world trade centre is plane proof and won't kill anybody, there are still those innocent dying souls inside the plane.
End of 2011? Even the spire to installed by then?
Page 999!!!
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Old February 21st, 2011, 11:11 AM   #19946
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by the time this is complete it will probably be 2000 pages! and anyway 999 yay!
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Old February 21st, 2011, 11:15 AM   #19947
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Can I have to honor to be the first post on the 1000th page?

Congratulations One WTC

Edit: What the hell. This was sure as hell the 1000th page. Now we are back at 999. Did a jealous mod deleted some posts? or is the forum itself trolling again.


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Almost 500 pages to get out of the ground and another 500 pages to get half way. T/O at page 1500?
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Old February 21st, 2011, 11:17 AM   #19948
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off course i can be the second!

which flr is it on now?
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Old February 21st, 2011, 02:15 PM   #19949
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off course i can be the second!

which flr is it on now?
Workin' on 57th and 58th..

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Old February 21st, 2011, 02:45 PM   #19950
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The only building i know of that uses similar looking glass is in battery park city a few blocks away. Has that translucent greenish blue thing going on. I believe it's some kind of super low emissivity double pane design. Basically UV and IR do not get in, so the interior climate is controlled by the HVAC, vs the HVAC fighting the sun's heat. Will have to look more into it.

I was here on feb 14 (i'm in hudson county across the river a lot), and i can tell you it has grown in the last 2 months, and the whole area is crazy with activity. I have some photos i'll post when i get the chance.


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We always love new photos! Post LOTS! By the way 7WTC has similar glass.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 05:25 PM   #19951
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Just signed up folks because i wanted some1 to tell me whats with the base of wtc1? why has the first 200 ft of the building got stainless steal cladding round it with no windows ? noticed wtc7 is the same but that looks nice but 4 some reason don't like it on the freedom tower, hope i change my mind when i see the final product but i think it would look alot better with glass straight to the bottom. Have they done it like this for structual reasons ie bomb proof or is it just part of the design or both? The floors what this area covers what they gonna do for light and windows? if some1 could let me know would be great cheers!

I do sort of like the new design except the bottom and the very top bit, just wish they could build 2 of them to give the whole TWIN towers symbol again, The twin towers was not just two building's they were a national symbol of the united states and NYC. im not saying make an exact replica, they could be totally different in look! just make sure they are identical to each other . . TWIN towers! so when u look from across the river u see the national symbol once again of 2 bold twin brothers towering above all else!

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Old February 21st, 2011, 06:22 PM   #19952
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The glass at 'the bottom' will come soon, and look similar to 7WTC. They have a lot of mechanical bits to install in the bottom section, that is why the glass comes later.

No twin towers. I have learned to live with this, for the better.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:03 PM   #19953
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People are still going on about twins here?
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:15 PM   #19954
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:42 PM   #19955
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Time flies... And this thing just gets better and better

Out of curiosity, do you know the height of 1WTC at the time of that picture?
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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:47 PM   #19956
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Out of curiosity, do you know the height of 1WTC at the time of that picture?
don't know the height but the tallest part was where the white arrow points!

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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:54 PM   #19957
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it's not going to be actually glass at the bottom though is it? i read somthing abit ago saying it was stainless steal and from the artist's impression it's stainless steel like wtc7, what do they do with the bottom few floors then with no windows? why is it so high up the building?
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Old February 21st, 2011, 08:00 PM   #19958
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it's not going to be actually glass at the bottom though is it? i read somthing abit ago saying it was stainless steal and from the artist's impression it's stainless steel like wtc7, what do they do with the bottom few floors then with no windows? why is it so high up the building?
I think it will be glass not metal.....
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Old February 21st, 2011, 08:09 PM   #19959
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Id say thats about 50 feet? Weve come a long ways in just 14 months. And the next 14 months will be crazy
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Old February 21st, 2011, 08:20 PM   #19960
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It will be 'special' glass.

Back to page 1:http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...9&postcount=15

"That square base is a safety measure, not just an engineering method. Though it will be clad in glass prisms, the 186-foot-tall base will be a windowless concrete wall, intended to absorb and deflect the blast from car or truck bombs. The glass prisms will be coated with plastic like automobile safety glass to help absorb the impact. It is hoped that the prisms will refract light into color and make the monolithic security measure an eye-pleasing curiosity. The corners of the base will taper inward, with small reflecting pools at ground level."

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