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Old September 9th, 2012, 07:35 AM   #3981
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Old September 9th, 2012, 11:06 AM   #3982
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Tribute in Light - 9/7/12 #2 (P1380388) by michael.2999.pics, on Flickr
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Old September 11th, 2012, 05:21 PM   #3983
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http://commercialobserver.com/2012/0...-wtc/?show=all

"...What were some of the engineering challenges on 4 World Trade?
Mr. Demerjian: One of the exciting things we’re doing is creating an outdoor terrace on that setback for tenants to use as functional space, like Rock Center. That’s up on the 56th floor, which is taller than 7 WTC. Some of the challenge is the wind. How do you deal with that and create a windscreen? We’re talking about that, making sure it’s a usable, friendly space. There are some challenges with that and it’s great..."
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Old September 12th, 2012, 12:01 AM   #3984
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Lots of great pictures from inside 4WTC.


http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/0...ade_center.php

"The big headline of the 9/11 anniversary is that construction will resume at last on the September 11 museum, which has been stalled while the parties involved in the construction—lookin' at you, Port Authority, governors of New York and New Jersey, and Mayor Bloomberg—disagreed over site control and costs. Construction will resume next week, according to the agreement, and work in progress is the theme of the entire World Trade Center site at the moment. Developer Larry Silverstein invited the press inside the recently topped-out 4 World Trade Center late last week, and photographer Will Femia emerged with lots of new looks inside, which we've collected in the gallery above. The building is set to open in fall 2013."
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Old September 12th, 2012, 09:26 PM   #3985
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Old September 13th, 2012, 05:26 AM   #3986
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"...What were some of the engineering challenges on 4 World Trade?
Mr. Demerjian: One of the exciting things we’re doing is creating an outdoor terrace on that setback for tenants to use as functional space, like Rock Center. That’s up on the 56th floor, which is taller than 7 WTC. Some of the challenge is the wind. How do you deal with that and create a windscreen? We’re talking about that, making sure it’s a usable, friendly space. There are some challenges with that and it’s great..."
I'm pretty sure the terrace won't extend to the edges of the setback, the window washing tracks will inevitably interfere there. Unlessss.... they opted to use a rooftop crane that can reach all sections by a large boom, where the scaffold could be hanging from the tip of the boom.
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Old September 13th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #3987
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How thick would such a crane be? I can imagine it would be far thinner than the construction cranes since it doesn't have to carry multiton weights
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Old September 14th, 2012, 03:16 AM   #3988
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It's a small crane running over the tracks at the top.

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what's that? a window washing crane? yikes. by LUMIN8, on Flickr
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Old September 15th, 2012, 10:23 PM   #3989
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Taking the Elevator and Going to the Bathroom at 4 World Trade Center

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10 September 2012

Each year around this time, Larry Silverstein invites the foreign press (plus any local outlets interested in attending) into his World Trade Center buildings, whatever stage of construction they might be in. It serves as a useful backdrop for the flood global coverage the 9/11 anniversary always attracts as well as an equally heartening and frustrating symbol of progress, sometimes halting, at the site. Maybe a new tenant will come out of it, too, which does not hurt.

On Friday, the developer opened the construction gates to cameramen and reporters, photographers and radio producers from across Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. They got likely their first look inside the recently topped-out tower, which is about a year from completion (last year, the anniversary events were held inside 7 World Trade Center, with the mayor in attendance). While being led around by Silverstein Senior Vice-President Dara McQuillan, The Observer got a glimpse of something we had yet to see: the swanky new elevators and minimalist bathrooms.

They are part of the lower floors set to be turned over to the Port Authority, part of a 2006 deal to finance and begin construction on the site. Silverstein Properties hopes to hand them off by the end of the month, Mr. McQuillan said, when the Port will bring in its own designers and engineers to fit out the space for thousands of office workers on more than 30 trapezoidal floors.

“It all fits with Maki’s super minimal style,” Mr. McQuillan said, taking us inside one of the elevators. He explained that the marble on the floor was selected and cut especially because of its similarity to wood grain. In the bathroom, the corner guards wear designed to lay flush with the tiles, instead of on top of them. The paper towel dispensers are hidden under the mirrors. Everything is clean, unobtrusive, almost perfect.

How do you make an office building, one of the biggest and newest in the city, disappear? It’s the little things that count.


"The elevators are a snazzy affair, all clean lines and brushed aluminum."


"The granite on the elevator floors was especially chosen for its visual similarities to wood."


"That is one nice drop ceiling."


"A bathroom straight out of Blade Runner."


"The towels are hidden in discrete slots under the mirror, directly above those little trash holes. These guys have thought of everything."
http://observer.com/2012/09/taking-t...-trade-center/[
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Wow, very nice interior. These towers are truly the pinnacle of class A office space
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Old September 15th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #3991
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looks rather dull to me - but to each their own.

The good thing is that they are doing lots of interior work. If the entire building is truly finished and opened by next Sept 11 that would be great.

I wonder why WTC seems to lag so far behind?
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Old September 21st, 2012, 09:44 PM   #3992
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looks rather dull to me - but to each their own.

The good thing is that they are doing lots of interior work. If the entire building is truly finished and opened by next Sept 11 that would be great.

I wonder why WTC seems to lag so far behind?
When do skyscraper office buildings look exciting or bright inside?
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Old September 21st, 2012, 09:53 PM   #3993
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you should see trophy buildings.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 08:47 AM   #3994
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What's with the lack of updates?
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Old September 24th, 2012, 09:30 AM   #3995
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Looks pretty good, though the colours are not my taste
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Old September 24th, 2012, 06:48 PM   #3996
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What's with the lack of updates?
Construction is winding down. No more steel being raised. One crane dismantled. Glass finishing up.

And it'll still be a year before any employees move in.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 05:30 AM   #3997
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I am confused.

I thought each washrooms on each floor are customized according to the Tenant.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 06:31 AM   #3998
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I am confused.

I thought each washrooms on each floor are customized according to the Tenant.
Not always. Most tenant lobby floors will have publicly accessible restrooms. Their remaining private floors are usually built to their specs. At least that's what I've seen in the office buildings I've worked in.
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Old September 25th, 2012, 07:12 AM   #3999
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Yeah the washrooms on our floors in the original 1WTC were publicly accessible, as they were near the elevator banks. We had private bathrooms on each floor that were more opulent, and had a locker room and shower, but these were only accessible to employees.

I assume 4WTC isn't going to be much different.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 06:47 AM   #4000
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No updates/pics for a while...I hope the glass facade is almost done by now.
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