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Old April 17th, 2008, 03:17 AM   #1021
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No I never seen them blasting anything in NYC. I mean there is a subway under there or did we forget that.
Actually they blast stuff in NYC all the time. They just put something over it so people don't hear it. Actually I think they've blasted in this very site before.
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Old April 17th, 2008, 03:30 AM   #1022
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Yeah I'm sure they have. But I never heard of basting right above a subway. But you could be right. I still never heard it, I haven't even seen it. And I've haven't ready anything about blasting during the building of the first WTC. But I wasn't around then so I really can't say.
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Old April 17th, 2008, 04:59 AM   #1023
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The subway is to the left of that picture.

P.S. Here's an article talking about controlled blasts at the site:

http://gothamist.com/2008/01/17/construciton_bl.php
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Old April 17th, 2008, 09:04 AM   #1024
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No I never seen them blasting anything in NYC. I mean there is a subway under there or did we forget that.
Umm, they did blasting for the "freedom tower"
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Old April 17th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #1025
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Show me the pictures, I'm sure their there if it was done. If they blast for the Freedom tower that nice. What do you want me to say.
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Old April 17th, 2008, 09:08 PM   #1026
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the FT and the other towers in the east bathtub are all supported by the same rock. So if they use blasting for the FT it's very logical to use it for the other towers as well. Besides that the bedrock is made out of Manhattan schists, worlds hardest rocks. There are two ways to dig out caissons in Manhattan schists:
1) blasting
2) jack hammering for a couple of years.

I doubt if there're any pictures available from the blasting. It's not very interesting to see. First they drill a hole, then they put some explosives in it. After that's done they put some concrete plates and debris on top of it. Then they blow up the rocks. The plates and the debris prevent a visible explosion like you see in the surface mining.
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Old April 17th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #1027
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It looks like they put up a big poster on the side of 7WTC, maybe for the whole Pope thing or something else. I'd like to see a picture of it. It'd say it's about 85 feet by 45 feet.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 07:06 AM   #1028
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it looks like a giant render of the skyline ^
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Old April 18th, 2008, 10:13 AM   #1029
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New york has many great projects, I like them so much.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 05:16 PM   #1030
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They are making some serious progress on the tower two excavation.

And you can really see the notches in the ground for the foundation on the webcam.
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Old April 18th, 2008, 05:54 PM   #1031
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Here are some nice overview shots. They are about a week old

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Old April 18th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #1032
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Nice shots.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 02:16 PM   #1033
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Finally wen can see A LOT of work and activity going on there. It seems they are progressing well with WTC2īs pit. From this angle you can better see how much progress they achieved at WTC1.

BTW do you think that its possible to put Fritz Koenigs "the sphere" back to ist original location after construction is finished, or will the greenwich street be there?
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Old April 19th, 2008, 04:33 PM   #1034
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these buildings will be an excellent addition to NY's skyline of legendary status
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Old April 19th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #1035
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What's the latest on the Deutsche Bank deconstruction?



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Old April 19th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #1036
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What's the latest on the Deutsche Bank deconstruction?



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forgive me if i'm wrong, but i read yesterday somewhere that they are finishing abatement and building a contamination chamber on floor 16/17 something something... the article said that they still expect to have it demolish on time
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Old April 19th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #1037
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I hope someone can capture the Pope's visit today.
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Old April 19th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #1038
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The Pope will visit the construction site at 9:30 AM on Sunday and will stay for a few hours.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 02:45 AM   #1039
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The site as a whole looks to be coming together nicely. I'm happy to see so much work going on at once, great job New York.
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Old April 20th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #1040
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edit - shots are old!!

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