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Old August 3rd, 2012, 08:39 AM   #3881
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how long should it take for glass to reach the roof?
I'd say probably by December at the latest.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 02:49 PM   #3882
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i would bet their goal is to have both towers enclosed before the weather turns.

(except for the hoist areas of course)
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 05:04 PM   #3883
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This may seem like a stupid question to some of you experts, but how much work had to be completed after the cladding reaches the top? Like interior work (installation, furniture, paint etc.) and has any started yet? Like on bottom floors that have already been enclosed?
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 05:54 PM   #3884
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Depends of the design of the building, but most of them have to install rails for elevators, get the cabs in place, position escalators, complete bathroom fitout on every level, install DX units and related HVAC equipment, complete the interior finishes at the lobby and adjacent levels, place handrails at emergency stairs, fill MER rooms with equipment,and finish the MEP infrastructure at the entire tower. Outside and below, streetscape work, masonry, and MEP work has to be done. There's an infinite list of work, but that's roughly most of the major stuff that needs to be done, and behind each tiny detail there's a contractor doing the job.

Column enclosure, ceiling installation, office lights arragement, floor finishes, carpentry and related work is leaved to the tenants.

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Old August 3rd, 2012, 08:48 PM   #3885
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 08:54 PM   #3886
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Finally the ugly mech floor is covered.
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 10:54 PM   #3887
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There's barely a difference from the last time I saw it but I'm so exited for some reason to see this!
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Old August 4th, 2012, 11:33 AM   #3888
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Please can someone tell me what's that giant red thing in the fountain picture above?
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Old August 4th, 2012, 04:31 PM   #3889
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If you're referring to the red thing in the fountain in 7WTC's little park, it's a sculpture by Jeff Koons called Balloon Flower.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #3890
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Yeah that neat little sculpture has been there for a while now.
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Old August 4th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #3891
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finally itīs a boring glass box...but itīs ok...a huge mirror, nearly unvisible thanks to the reflections
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Old August 4th, 2012, 10:53 PM   #3892
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It's lightyears away from being impressive in height but it's architecture and cladding are masterpieces and I'm pretty sure that people will learn to love it, just as I did
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Old August 5th, 2012, 12:29 AM   #3893
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Glass boxes are not always boring. One man's boring is another man's elegant and refined.
The cladding is some of the best I've seen in the world.
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Old August 5th, 2012, 06:56 AM   #3894
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Glass boxes are not always boring. One man's boring is another man's elegant and refined.
The cladding is some of the best I've seen in the world.
Glass boxes are probably the most elegant. But it really depends on height, width and the type of glass used for the "glass box"
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Old August 6th, 2012, 07:07 AM   #3895
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FWIW Fumihiko Maki does a lot of 'boxy' stuff. His most interesting designs (like most architects) is for buildings under 10 stories. One reason he was chosen is for his legendary attention to detail and quality of construction. You would never want to do a lousy concrete pour in the presence of Mr. Maki.
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Old August 6th, 2012, 08:38 PM   #3896
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Old August 6th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #3897
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good picture! I'm glad there's a new row. Bout time
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Old August 7th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #3898
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Anybody know when the cranes will be coming down?
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Old August 8th, 2012, 03:15 AM   #3899
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in the next couple months probably.

Still a lot of material and equipment to get to the floors and upper roof.
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Old August 9th, 2012, 01:22 AM   #3900
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It looks like there's been some progress on the cladding! Is the glad on here different then on 1wtc?
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