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Old May 16th, 2008, 01:10 AM   #1081
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Still going.. I think it's almost the same height as 90 west by now? I could be off a little.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 02:23 AM   #1082
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Aren't they still just removing the asbestos? I think they won't actually start deconstructing the structure again until all the asbestos is gone.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 04:01 AM   #1083
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They are removing the abestos then taking the building down. They will probably start taking the building down in like 2 months or so.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 07:38 PM   #1084
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Old May 17th, 2008, 02:48 AM   #1085
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http://www.nysun.com/news/new-york/p...lverstein-fees
Port Authority Negotiating To Avoid Paying Silverstein Fees

By PETER KIEFER, Staff Reporter of the Sun | May 16, 2008

In order to avoid paying millions of dollars in late fees, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is seeking to adjust part of the layout of a building planned for ground zero to accommodate developer Larry Silverstein, sources said.

It is unlikely the Port Authority will be able to meet the June 30 deadline to turn over a building site at ground zero to Silverstein Properties, which controls a lease on the property. When a development deal was signed in September 2006, the Port Authority agreed to pay the developer a late fee of $300,000 a day until it could hand over cleared building sites.

In February, six weeks after a similar deadline, the Port Authority owed Silverstein Properties about $14 million in late fees because it failed to prepare another building site by the agreed-upon deadline. Now, the Port Authority is said to be negotiating with Silverstein Properties to waive the late fees in exchange for several possible concessions, including altering the floor plates of the future office building known as Tower 3. Enlarging the floor plates would make the office space more amenable to major financial service companies, which need open space to accommodate trading floors. Mr. Silverstein is said to be attempting to lure Merrill Lynch to be an anchor tenant in one of its towers.

One possible use that is being negotiated, according to a source with knowledge of the talks, is an expanded or even multilevel trading floor — an idea that had been floated by Mr. Silverstein in the past. It would be in keeping with his stated goal of turning the World Trade Center site into a new financial center that would rival Midtown.

In March, Mr. Silverstein laid out a detailed construction schedule that stretches across the next four years. Silverstein Properties would build towers 2, 3, and 4, with all three expected to reach street level along Church Street within a year. By the middle of 2010, towers 3 and 4 would reach their maximum heights, with Tower 2 following in 2011, according to the plan. The three skyscrapers would offer a total of 7.6 million square feet of office space. Last month, construction commenced on towers 3 and 4 at the World Trade Center site after years of delays.

If the Port Authority did incur new late fees, it would add to the increasing number of financial penalties tied to delays in rebuilding ground zero. The state is attempting to renegotiate a deal with Goldman Sachs, which could be refunded up to $321 million from the city and state for construction delays at the former World Trade Center site. Mayor Bloomberg said the city would avoid paying its share of the penalties for development delays at the site, but he left open the possibility that the state could owe Goldman Sachs tens of millions of dollars.

“We are working to meet the deadline,” a spokeswoman for the Port Authority, Candace McAdams, said yesterday.

A spokesman for Silverstein Properties, Bud Perrone, declined to comment.

Port Authority officials have indicated they are interested in taking control of the troubled Moynihan Station project in Midtown, and Governor Paterson and Senator Schumer have encouraged the bistate agency to do so. Mr. Bloomberg has said the Port Authority’s delays in rebuilding at ground zero are proof that it should not take on another large construction project.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #1086
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Well, I would like to thank TalB, because his article posted above is hinting at the fact that there may be an increase at least one of the tower's size/space, and, as rumors say, height. It seems like the rumor a size and height increase of WTC Tower 3 is now a tad more credible, but, like I said, don't take my word for it until it is official so don't get your hopes of till they confirm it and release info/new renderings/ect. I really hope it's true or that if they are still in the process of deciding what to do, they go for the best option, whatever it is. Now that the PANYNJ is pouting over changes, it may not be long before more people notice it and the developer releases new information. Keep your fingers crossed!

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Old May 17th, 2008, 02:15 PM   #1087
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i still hope that they increase the height of tower 4 to make it a supertall.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 02:43 PM   #1088
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Even a pole will be enough. I hope they add a spire.
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Old May 17th, 2008, 03:04 PM   #1089
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Not a pole or a spire i am speaking about usable floors maybe the add another 5 floors that would be great and make the building a BIT more slender.......
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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #1090
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Correct if I'm wrong, in the photo above, its showing same foundation for both wtc 3 and wtc 4 right? I think I'm right by comparing it to this photo below

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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #1091
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you are right , the hole is for 2 towers
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Old May 17th, 2008, 07:22 PM   #1092
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the towers look awesome
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Old May 17th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #1093
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Definitely.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #1094
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They are removing the abestos then taking the building down. They will probably start taking the building down in like 2 months or so.
Okay, that makes sense. I was somewhat confused of the deconstruction process.

BTW...great pics, buildmilehightower
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Old May 21st, 2008, 11:48 AM   #1095
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Some close ups from Pmaviolin & Dylatone. Pictures are a few days old

WTC 2 soil excavation
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Old May 21st, 2008, 11:54 AM   #1096
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thx Tag, seems they're progressing very well
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 03:42 AM   #1097
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it looks like we will see some progress pretty soon
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 09:30 PM   #1098
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More news that supports the rumors of a height/size increase of WTC Tower 3:
http://wtc.com/news/merrill-restarts...se-to-wtc-site
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 09:36 PM   #1099
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More news that supports the rumors of a height/size increase of WTC Tower 3:
http://wtc.com/news/merrill-restarts...se-to-wtc-site
omfg make up your freaking mind already jesus christ
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 10:01 PM   #1100
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omfg make up your freaking mind already jesus christ



I'm surprised that there's still discussion about that... shouldn't they know the height before starting the constructions?
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