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Old May 5th, 2011, 03:49 PM   #1601
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Oh man, now this tower will really get interesting! Thanks for the photos!
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Old May 5th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #1602
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This is so exciting! I'm so happy to see glass going up finally! Maybe now 4WTC will get more attention...
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Old May 6th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #1603
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I keep forget how simple tower 4 design is. And I keep forgetting it almost a 1,000 feet tall. Even after all these years the design still does nothing for me.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #1604
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New vertical steel today. That's floors 24 and 25 (under the old floor count). I think that takes this past 400 feet high.
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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:11 PM   #1605
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Oh shoot! The cladding has started!

Is that row 1 floor though? It looks too short to be the entire floor. Will each floor have 2 (or possibly 3) rows of glass?
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Old May 6th, 2011, 11:56 PM   #1606
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^Tower 4 has different seized window panels:


*RED: Panels being installed.
*GREEN: Office floor panels.

Silverstein's original render
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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #1607
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Find the glass

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Old May 7th, 2011, 04:37 AM   #1608
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Quote:
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^Tower 4 has different seized window panels:


*RED: Panels being installed.
*GREEN: Office floor panels.

Silverstein's original render
Oh okay I get it. Thanks for clearing that up. And these panels going up are the top of the lobby yes?
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Old May 8th, 2011, 03:03 AM   #1609
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By GreenwichBoy, this one is really getting some height!



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Old May 8th, 2011, 09:31 PM   #1610
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Hey guys I was at ground zero yesterday and got some great photos of the new World Trade Center 4. Enjoy!!!
And btw does anybody know what floor they expect tower 4 to be on by the end of the year?



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Old May 8th, 2011, 11:31 PM   #1611
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Old May 10th, 2011, 05:21 AM   #1612
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Teen Struck by Metal Rod That Fell From 4 World Trade Center

LOWER MANHATTAN — A 4-foot steel rod plummeted from the 13th floor of 4 World Trade Center last week and struck a boy walking down Liberty Street, officials revealed at a meeting Monday.

The piece of metal rebar slipped through a tiny gap in the tower's protective enclosure and bounced off the street before hitting the 14-year-old boy's hand about 10:30 a.m. May 2, said Jay Badame, president of Tishman Construction Corp., which is building the skyscraper.

The boy, who was not identified, was treated for a bruised hand at the Engine 10/Ladder 10 firehouse nearby, Badame said. He did not suffer any broken bones or permanent injuries, Badame said.

"We deeply regret this incident," Badame told Community Board 1's World Trade Center Redevelopment Committee Monday night. "We are committed to the best safety practices."

Local residents were unnerved by the accident, which occurred on a busy block of Liberty Street that is often packed with commuters, downtown families and tourists heading to the Tribute WTC Visitor Center.

"I'm concerned," said Laura Fernandez, 45, who lives on Liberty Street across from Tower 4 and has four children. "We're out there every day."

The accident came in the midst of the frenzied Ground Zero celebrations that followed Osama bin Laden's death and occurred just a couple hours before Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a slew of other local officials gathered for a press conference in the base of Tower 4 last week.

Badame said Tishman has put many new safety measures into place following the accident.

The piece of metal fell after a worker who was installing it momentarily placed it on the corner of a platform that protects the edge of the building. There was a small gap between pieces of the protective material that measured no more than 1 1/2 inches, but it was big enough to allow the rebar to slip through, Badame said.

Then, instead of landing in the safety net that surrounds the building, the rod ricocheted off of a piece of metal that supports the net, then went careening toward the street, Badame said.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigated the accident and did not issue any violations, Badame said. The city Buildings Department does not have jurisdiction over the World Trade Center site, and Badame said he did not know if any city inspectors visited the tower following the accident.

In response to the accident, Tishman retrained workers, implemented additional inspections, installed a plywood liner to fill any gaps in the building's protections and added more netting, Badame said.

"We've learned from the experience," Badame said.

Steel for the future 72-story skyscraper has risen 23 stories so far. The building is scheduled to open in 2013.

Tom Goodkind, a local resident and CB1 member, suggested that Tishman put a sidewalk shed over the south side of Liberty Street to protect people from future falling objects, and Badame said he would look into it.

Tishman also built the new Goldman Sachs tower in Battery Park City, which had several serious accidents, including a metal plate that flew off the hoist and landed in the adjacent ball fields.

Catherine McVay Hughes, chairwoman of CB1's World Trade Center Redevelopment Committee, said she was pleased with Tishman's new safety plan but concerned about the record of accidents.

"We need to make sure it doesn't happen again," Hughes said.
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Sounds a little too dramatic to me.. although I know how important safety is in this construction.
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Old May 11th, 2011, 02:10 AM   #1614
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Old May 11th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #1615
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Curtain wall is now being installed on the north face.

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Old May 11th, 2011, 10:18 AM   #1616
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Old May 12th, 2011, 07:12 AM   #1617
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Old May 12th, 2011, 03:16 PM   #1618
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4 WTC Facade Now Going Up

On the west side of 4 World Trade Center (WTC), the first glass façade panels were installed on April 25th and are now continuing up the building. The façade work marks a new milestone in construction of the 72-story tower, whose curtain wall is designed “to achieve a matte metallic quality with a luminous sheen,” according to developer Silverstein Properties.

The glass itself is fabricated by Viracon in Minnesota, and is made into complete panels by Benson Global, the Oregon-based company manufacturing the curtain walls for both 4 and 1 WTC. The Tower 4 façade includes 11,000 glass panels, half of which are already completed are now being shipped to the site. Architect Fumihiko Maki and other team members already viewed panel samples in summer 2009, when a “mock-up” was constructed at the MetFab plant in New Jersey.

The future 2.5 million-square-foot tower’s steel frame is now up to the 23rd floor, with concrete, masonry, and elevator work continuing as the structure rises. The completed tower will be home to a 47-foot-tall lobby that faces the National 9/11 Memorial, enclosed by 20 large glass panels. It tower is projected to open in late 2013.

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Old May 13th, 2011, 02:29 AM   #1619
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Old May 13th, 2011, 06:57 AM   #1620
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Your photos rock NYCD, thanks!!
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