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Old May 25th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #3481
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New Steel!!! One more jump left!
And there's no way the last jump is 55 feet, unless there is a separate jump for the parapet...........
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Old May 26th, 2012, 02:19 AM   #3482
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And there's no way the last jump is 55 feet, unless there is a separate jump for the parapet...........
There is. This should be topped off sometime in the next 2 weeks!
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Old May 26th, 2012, 03:40 AM   #3483
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Here are the floor heights.

71- 918 ft 2 in (last office floor)
72- 932 ft 10 in (mech floor)
72m- 964 ft 6 in
Top of parapet- 976 ft 10 in

They don't have to install columns exactly up to a certain floor. There is approximately 54 feet to go. Which could easily be attained with two sets of 27 ft columns. Which is exactly what they've been raising for the office floors. Each floor is 13' 6" high (x2 = 27ft).

I think there will be two more jumps left.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 03:48 AM   #3484
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interesting. the newest columns seem to be slightly shorter than what we have seen raised previously.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 04:09 AM   #3485
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interesting. the newest columns seem to be slightly shorter than what we have seen raised previously.
Mechanical floors perhaps?
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Old May 26th, 2012, 04:32 AM   #3486
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interesting. the newest columns seem to be slightly shorter than what we have seen raised previously.
It's just an optical illusion because of the distance and height from the camera.

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Mechanical floors perhaps?
No.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 04:34 AM   #3487
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I mean glass, sorry
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Old May 26th, 2012, 11:31 AM   #3488
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yes initially i thought so too, when looking at perspectives from close to ground level. but from the 7wtc earthcam the perspective distortion should be negligible, at most. but here you can clearly see the difference in height between the latest columns and the last set from about 2 weeks ago.

it will be interesting to see the configuration of these final floors.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #3489
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The photo on the right appears to be two floors taller.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 11:44 AM   #3490
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easy to count.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 02:42 PM   #3491
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The photo on the right appears to be two floors taller.
i dont understand why you have to state the obvious... of course the one on the right is taller, it is taken yesterday. the one on the left is from two weeks ago. *sigh*

im not trying to illustrate that there has been a height change (i.e of 2 floors). thats bleeding obvious.my point is if you look closer, the columns raised two weeks ago are taller than the columns raised yesterday.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 03:27 PM   #3492
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i dont understand why you have to state the obvious... of course the one on the right is taller, it is taken yesterday. the one on the left is from two weeks ago. *sigh*

im not trying to illustrate that there has been a height change (i.e of 2 floors). thats bleeding obvious.my point is if you look closer, the columns raised two weeks ago are taller than the columns raised yesterday.
Logic would dictate that there is a change going to happen.
The engineers have it all mapped out, but trying to analyze it to death won't speed it up.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 05:25 PM   #3493
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Logic would dictate that there is a change going to happen.
The engineers have it all mapped out, but trying to analyze it to death won't speed it up.
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None of that is relevant in our argument. I brought a valid topic to the attention of the forum, and whethet or not you think its worthy of consideration is your own personal choice.

What i didn't appreciate was your smart-ass comment about my post. I come to this forum to contribute my personal observations and share the experience of witnessing this great tower grow. The worst thing is to have another forum member make me feel as though my observations are not valid or not worth sharing with the forum.

Anyway back on topic, i guess we wont see any further work until next Tuesday?
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Old May 26th, 2012, 05:42 PM   #3494
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Fun Facts:
  • Four World Trade Center (A.K.A. 150 Greenwich Street) is a skyscraper under construction as part of the World Trade Center complex in New York City, NY
  • According to Wikipedia, the topping out is scheduled for June 2012
  • This tower is to have 72 floors at a roof height of 298 meters (978 feet)
  • After completion, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will be their main tenant with a 30 year lease
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Old May 26th, 2012, 08:46 PM   #3495
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Old May 26th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #3496
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Great Pictures Otie!
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Old May 26th, 2012, 09:13 PM   #3497
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So theres one more jump until it tops out?

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Old May 26th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #3498
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yes initially i thought so too, when looking at perspectives from close to ground level. but from the 7wtc earthcam the perspective distortion should be negligible, at most. but here you can clearly see the difference in height between the latest columns and the last set from about 2 weeks ago.

it will be interesting to see the configuration of these final floors.
I know what you're saying, but your wrong, its just an illusion. The photo is making the columns "bend" backwards and thus look shorter. Those columns are 27 feet tall just like all the rest.

There will be two more jumps of 27 ft columns to the top. The tower is ~922 ft high. 54-55 feet to go. Two easy jumps of 27 ft each to top out. June 8th and the 22nd should be the next two height jumps.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #3499
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So theres one more jump until it tops out?
No.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 01:32 AM   #3500
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The new columns certainly look a lot shorter to me:

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