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Old September 14th, 2004, 12:45 PM   #61
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Great shots. It's a vast improvement on it's predecessor. The facade is coming along fairly nicely.

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Old September 14th, 2004, 01:11 PM   #62
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Wow, I love 7 WTC. I happen to love "boxy" buildings. Buidings with a flat top are my favorite and I love the glass color on this building.

At 750 ft (229 m) and 52 floors I'm pretty satisfied with this one.
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Old September 14th, 2004, 01:13 PM   #63
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Great pics! It's growing fast.
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Old October 8th, 2004, 10:43 PM   #64
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Found these on pbase, dated October 4.



Impact in the skyline:

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Old October 8th, 2004, 11:39 PM   #65
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It's getting high.
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Old October 9th, 2004, 05:55 AM   #66
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How many more floors until it tops out?
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Old October 9th, 2004, 06:04 AM   #67
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How many more floors until it tops out?
It looks like they're working on the 52nd floor now (last office floor) then comes the crown, it shouldn't grow very much but it will grow taller than 3 World Financial Center (the tallest of the WFC bunch with the pyramid top.)
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Old October 9th, 2004, 06:06 AM   #68
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Old October 9th, 2004, 06:16 AM   #69
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yep great looking
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Old October 23rd, 2004, 10:59 PM   #70
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OK, a bunch of info and updates to add to this thread. The tower is now topped out...

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Seven World Trade Center To Be "Topped Out"



OCTOBER 21ST, 2004

Seven World Trade Center was the last building to collapse September 11, 2001, but it is the first to be rebuilt.

On Thursday, the 52-story skyscraper will be "topped out" – one month ahead of schedule and just 10 months after the first steel beam for the tenant floors went into place.

"It will be the first building rebuilt to show we are back stronger than ever in Lower Manhattan," said Governor George Pataki last December.

All of the major rebuilding players are expected to be in attendance to see the final steel beam ceremoniously raised into position.

The new building, which was designed by architect David Childs, is five stories taller than its predecessor but is skinnier. The first ten floors will be occupied by a Con Edison substation that provides power for the trade center site and parts of Lower Manhattan. The tenant floors begin on the 11th.

Although the building is expected to be complete by next year, an anchor tenant has not signed on the dotted line. Developer Larry Silverstein says he is not worried.

"We are talking now to a number of tenants," said Silverstein. "Now that the building is clearly happening and people begin to realize that this is going to be a fete accompli, and that it's a major and a significant building, the level of activity has increased significantly, which is very gratifying."

The new skyscraper is across the street from where the Freedom Tower will eventually rise. According to the developer, the two office towers will share sophisticated design features that will make the buildings safer.

"The life safety enhancements that we are building into Seven will be included in the Freedom Tower and in every one of the buildings to be built at the Trade Center," said Silverstein. "That's crucially important and considering what we learned on 9/11 that is the only way we would rebuild the Trade Center."

Some of those safety features include a two-foot concrete core that surrounds the elevator shafts and fire stairs. And those stairs are five and a half feet wide, with landings deep enough to fit a person in a wheelchair while keeping the flow of foot traffic moving.

It's a sign that some of the lessons learned will hopefully make the site a safer place.

Pics by Newsday of the topping out ceremony...


The last I beam is hoisted to the top of 7 World Trade Center Thursday, October 21, 2004, during the topping off ceremony in lower Manhattan.


Construction workers applaud as the last I beam is hoisted to the top of 7 World Trade Center Thursday, October 21, 2004, at the topping off ceremony in lower Manhattan.




Construction workers lean against the final steel beam before it is lifted into place at a topping out ceremony to mark completion of steel erection for 7 World Trade Center October 21, 2004 in New York City. The 52-story building is five stories taller than the original 7 World Trade Center which was destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L) and New York Governor George Pataki look on with construction workers at a topping out ceremony to mark completion of steel erection for 7 World Trade Center October 21, 2004 in New York City. The 52-story building is five stories taller than the original 7 World Trade Center


(L-R) Silverstein Properties President Larry Silverstein, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Silverstein Properties Vice President John Klein watch as the final steel beam is lifted into place at a topping out ceremony to mark completion of steel erection for 7 World Trade Center October 21, 2004 in New York City.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg watches with construction workers as the final steel beam is lifted into place at a topping out ceremony to mark completion of steel erection for 7 World Trade Center October 21, 2004 in New York City.


A makeshift memorial to a deceased firefighter is seen after the topping out ceremony to mark completion of steel erection for 7 World Trade Center (R) October 21, 2004 in New York City.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg with construction workers as the final steel beam is lifted into place at a topping out ceremony to mark completion of steel erection for 7 World Trade Center


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Found this at pbase, dated October 17, you can see the new 7 WTC at the lower left in the skyline:

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Old October 23rd, 2004, 11:29 PM   #71
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Old October 24th, 2004, 12:55 AM   #72
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great pictures! Nice glass and good height!
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What do they plan on building after the 7wtc? The freedom tower or the other towers around it?
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Old October 24th, 2004, 01:03 AM   #74
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What do they plan on building after the 7wtc? The freedom tower or the other towers around it?
Freedom tower is supposed to be next, then the others according to market demand.
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Old October 24th, 2004, 04:24 AM   #75
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Gorgeous Tribune!!!
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Old November 16th, 2004, 04:01 AM   #76
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Here are a few snaps from November 13, during the NYC Meet.









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Old November 16th, 2004, 10:16 AM   #77
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great pics Jack! Good to see also that you guys had good weather during the meet!
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Old November 24th, 2004, 04:07 AM   #78
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November 13, 2004



















Bonus pic of Ground Zero, the site of FT
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Old November 24th, 2004, 05:59 AM   #79
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Old November 27th, 2004, 06:50 PM   #80
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Good to see progress there.
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