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  1. As seen on Google Earth. This is an interesting...

    As seen on Google Earth. This is an interesting perspective, although they didn't exactly stitch together the images correctly:
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  2. Looking at the second photo from Tectonic; ...

    Looking at the second photo from Tectonic; December 29th, 2014, 09:27 AM; It looks like the top 5 "floors" are actually just a false wall, so the top inhabitable floor is 60 or 70 feet below the top?
  3. Inquiring minds want to know. I was there about...

    Inquiring minds want to know. I was there about 11 AM today and spoke with someone who appeared to be in "the know". There are two pumps on site, one of which is in continuous use and the other is...
  4. 17992 Saturday (8/23) about 6 PM. A queue of...

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    Saturday (8/23) about 6 PM. A queue of about 8 concrete trucks was along the south side of the site, and what appears to be a large bucket of concrete being lifted by the crane. If so,...
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sOqMM_VM0o

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sOqMM_VM0o
  6. The exterior walls are almost 4 feet thick on the...

    The exterior walls are almost 4 feet thick on the lower floors! And, tapering to something much less towards the top. The exterior is very much structural, as is the core. Heavily reinforced floor...
  7. An interesting read on the structural engineering...

    An interesting read on the structural engineering aspects of this project:

    http://www.forconstructionpros.com/article/11301535/constructing-a-super-tall-building
  8. One of the $100 million penthouses, the other of...

    One of the $100 million penthouses, the other of which appears to be down where the east-facing setback is. According to the information in the link below, a standard ceiling height is 11'8'', so...
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    70 tons is NOTHING compared to the weight of the...

    70 tons is NOTHING compared to the weight of the building. What's more, I think the antenna structure rests on the concrete core of the building.
  10. 16701 ...

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeholmes/8249419079/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  11. http://www.iconmanhattan.com/

    http://www.iconmanhattan.com/
  12. One57 is continuing to rise and redefine the...

    One57 is continuing to rise and redefine the skyline of Midtown. In the foreground is one of many mounds of Manhattan schist bedrock that pop up throughout Central Park. It is this bedrock that gives...
  13. Today...

    Today...
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    I think "Doyers Street around 1905" (Radiohead)...

    I think "Doyers Street around 1905" (Radiohead) is on the corner of Bowery, looking northwest into Doyers. The Chinese Tuxedo building is now occupied by Chase. Looking at the recent Google view,...
  15. 14803 "I would like to see how close to...

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    "I would like to see how close to completion the units are inside."
    I saw several units in late August, 2009, when they were still on the market. Everything I saw looked essentially...
  16. January 19: The Carnegie Hall Tower is 757 ft, so...

    January 19: The Carnegie Hall Tower is 757 ft, so it looks like One 57 is about 2/3 of it's final height.


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  17. "Is anyone from here going?" I signed up. I'm...

    "Is anyone from here going?"

    I signed up. I'm a little confused as to the time, as the announcement says Friday, Jan. 17. I assume we're to meet at the WTC7 lobby at 6:30 PM, Friday, Jan. 20?
  18. http://www.interiordesign.net/article/544248-Uncom...

    http://www.interiordesign.net/article/544248-Uncommon_Law.php

    Look at the slideshow...
  19. I always thought brushed stainless steel would...

    I always thought brushed stainless steel would look cool, while keeping the horizontal lines marking the floors? Perhaps vertically-brushed panels between floors, and horizontal brushed steel on the...
  20. Here's what it looks like from that balcony

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    August, 2009, before everything folded. At the time, there was a marketing office on the east end of the 8th floor. The balcony is a small, wedge-shaped space that will...
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    W. 32nd Street

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/44483554@N04/5932362226/in/photostream
  22. Probably louvered mechanical floors.

    Probably louvered mechanical floors.
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    I've started to identify locations here, along...

    I've started to identify locations here, along with corresping links to Google Streetview:

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    I'm having trouble with this one. I have the feeling it might be in the Five
    Points area:...
  24. I noticed two of the window panes have been...

    I noticed two of the window panes have been replaced with all clear glass - not etched with the white pattern. These are both on the ground level on the west side, one near the center (orange...
  25. I was wondering the same thing. I was in it last...

    I was wondering the same thing. I was in it last time I visited the city last August.
    http://wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9353&p=295116#post295116

    At that time, a small crew was...
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