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Old November 16th, 2007, 06:09 AM   #661
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^It's hard to believe that these will be starting up in only a few weeks from now.
I wonder which tower will start up first. Most likely Tower 4.
Don't expect too much, do you remember how long the foundation for the Freedom Tower went on. It won't begin rising soon... but construction is better than a pid of mud!
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Old November 16th, 2007, 06:32 AM   #662
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^Actually, as stated by Larry, these will be built as fast as possible. The foundation for these will be only a fraction of what it took for Freedom Tower.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 06:47 AM   #663
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^Actually, as stated by Larry, these will be built as fast as possible. The foundation for these will be only a fraction of what it took for Freedom Tower.
Tower 4 and 3s foundation footprint is more defined in the site than say 1WTC which needs to be put over railroad tracks and is connected to a giant concourse which needs to rise with the building as it gets out of the bathtub. 2 WTC though I think may take a bit longer than the other 2 but definitely not longer than 1 WTC (no railroad tracks, less concourse)
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Old November 16th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #664
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Also, 1WTC had all of those delays and didn't go anywhere for a long time until recently.

These towers won't have any delays. Towers 4 and 3's foundations should be completed by around June or July.
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Old November 16th, 2007, 11:00 PM   #665
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I had heard somewhere that tower 4 will start first, as soon as the PA completes the excavation and "bathtub" walls.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 09:39 PM   #666
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Construction starts on Jan. 2 according to the NYsun

They will be starting up Towers 3 and 4, and I doubt that foundation work will take much longer than five or six months. Larry stated that they will be going up as fast as possible.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 10:17 PM   #667
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great to hear . and i'm sure they'll rise fast, no doubt!
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Old November 21st, 2007, 10:34 PM   #668
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great !!! wtc rising from the ashes
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Old November 21st, 2007, 11:57 PM   #670
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Just as I had hoped for, three towers going up at once, by next summer there will be thousands of construction workers on this site.
And with the transit terminal, and the memorial construction, this is going to be a sight to behold, showing the world we can and will rise from the ashes
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 12:14 AM   #671
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 12:15 AM   #672
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 12:34 AM   #673
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When does tower 2 begin construction?
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 01:29 AM   #674
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Still in June.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 03:56 AM   #675
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http://www.nysun.com/article/66833
Port Authority Races To Avoid Ground Zero Penalties[

By GRACE RAUH
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November 21, 2007

To avoid penalties of $300,000 a day, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is racing to finish work on the east side of the former World Trade Center site by the end of the year. Real estate industry experts are skeptical it will be able to meet the January 1 deadline.

Following the redevelopment agreement struck in April 2006, the Port Authority, which owns the property, is in charge of excavating and building slurry walls along the eastern portion of the site to prepare it for the construction of three large office towers being developed by Silverstein Properties. If the Port Authority does not finish the work by the end of the year, it will have to pay $300,000 each day to Silverstein Properties, which leased the World Trade Center site six weeks before it collapsed.

Construction workers for the Port Authority are now working 10-hour shifts to prepare the site, with two shifts of workers Monday through Saturday. Some additional work also is taking place on Sundays, but not at the same level as the rest of the week, a spokesman for the Port Authority, Steven Coleman, said

The president of the Real Estate Board of New York, Steven Spinola, said the Port Authority is working "extremely hard."

"There is a shot they will make the deadline," he said in a recent interview.

Another downtown development official said it is "unlikely" the Port Authority, a bi-state agency controlled by appointees of the governors of New York and New Jersey, would prepare the site before deadline.

Mr. Coleman wrote in an e-mail message that the Port Authority's "plan remains to deliver the site on December 31."

The developer, Larry Silverstein, yesterday announced that his company had hired the Yonkers Contracting Company to build the foundations for the two office towers, a move that could put more pressure on the Port Authority. In a news release, Silverstein Properties said it expects to begin work on January 2, and a spokesman for the company said the company had received no indication that the work would be delayed.

The first of the two office buildings to be built along Church Street, known as Tower 2, is designed by architect Fumihiko Maki, and the city has a tentative deal to lease 600,000 square feet of office space from the developer. The second tower to be built, known as Tower 3, is designed by Lord Richard Rogers and is slated to rise about 1,050 feet and contain about 2 million square feet of office space. Both are scheduled for completion in 2011.

The World Trade Center project director for the Silverstein Properties, Janno Lieber, said in a statement that the company would keep to a tight schedule as it begins construction.

"As we have seen from the market, New York's economy urgently needs new first-class office space in order to retain jobs and maintain a competitive edge in the global economy," he said.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 03:58 AM   #676
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Looks very nice. So is this going to be the new landmark for NY?
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 04:12 AM   #677
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When does tower 2 begin construction?
The june construction start on tower 2, means foundation work... correct...?

So (correct me if i am wrong) this means that by the end of next year, we should see steel above street level on all four towers.......???
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 06:28 AM   #678
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Here is another 14 million squarefeet of class-A office space in the financial district not including Goldman Sachs scraper either. It is really good to hear Silverstein say he will move as fast as possible to construct these dames, I hope as speedy as the GS tower.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 12:01 PM   #679
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 12:21 PM   #680
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