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    ^^^ It's the writting !


    Now that the wind has died down and the rain has stopped I expect to see alot of steel go up in the next few days.

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    May 13, 2010

    Condé Nast Considers Move to New W.T.C. Tower

    By CHARLES V. BAGLI

    The publishing giant Condé Nast has been talking to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey about moving to 1 World Trade Center when it is complete, a potential coup for the signature skyscraper rising from ground zero.

    According to real estate executives who requested anonymity because the talks are secret, the publisher would take up as much as one million square feet in what is planned to be the country’s tallest office tower, a symbolic 1,776 feet at its top.
    So far, the only tenants are government offices and a Chinese real estate company. Condé Nast, which established Times Square as a hip and resurgent area when it moved into 4 Times Square in 1999, would be a whole different matter, bringing its particular cachet downtown.

    “It’s the perfect place for them,” said Elizabeth H. Berger, president of the Alliance for Downtown New York. “The lunch crowd will be very well dressed. And where else can you go to Tiffany and Century 21 on your lunch hour?
    “Lower Manhattan is increasingly a place where progressive, interesting companies want to be,” she added. “They’d do for us what Condé Nast did for Times Square when they built their current building.”

    Condé Nast would not confirm any of the trade center plans on Thursday. When contacted for comment, the company’s longtime spokeswoman, Maurie Perl, said, “At this time we’ve got nothing to say.”

    Stephen Sigmund, a spokesman for the Port Authority, declined comment “on any potential discussions.” Condé Nast, which publishes Vanity Fair, Vogue, W, The New Yorker, Architectural Digest and 13 other consumer magazines, is not the only company considering the tower. Morgan Stanley and two other financial firms have inquired about at 1 World Trade Center, formerly known as the Freedom Tower, according to real estate executives.

    Still, nothing is certain. Condé Nast, which occupies about 800,000 square feet at 4 Times Square, as well as five other buildings across Manhattan, has been looking for a new home for some time. In 2007, the company was part of a bid for the development rights over the West Side railyards by the developer Douglas Durst, whose family owns 4 Times Square.
    Companies considering moves or consolidation routinely scour the entire market, visiting every place big enough to accommodate them. Sometimes they move and other times they use the alternative as a cudgel to get a better deal from their current landlord.

    But if Condé Nast or a major financial company moved to 1 World Trade, it would be another step forward for a building once derided as an ill-advised boondoggle. Several developers recently submitted bids to buy a minority stake in the building from the Port Authority.

    A one million square foot deal with Condé Nast would go a long way toward filling up the 2.9 million square foot tower. The state and federal governments have already promised to rent about 1.2 million square feet and Vantone, the Chinese company, has signed a lease for 190,000 square feet. The Port Authority could hold the remaining 500,000 square feet at the top of the skyscraper for a tenant willing to pay the highest rent.

    But there are other options downtown, where brokers expect the vacancy rate to rise in the next two years. The developer Larry A. Silverstein is looking for tenants for the two towers he plans to build at the trade center. The old Goldman Sachs headquarters is also available downtown, and Brookfield Properties has a lot of space available at World Financial Center.

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    The RGZ-webcam is back online after about a month http://rebuildgroundzero.org/webcam/rgz_000.jpg
    Hopefully new steel will arrive soon.

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    ^^^^ummmm.. why a picture of the webcam? According to greenwich boy's pic they have moved up the blue stuff on the west side of the tower, hopefully some steel next week

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    I hadn't noticed the forms on the corner of the building before. Sorry for not referencing it in the post.

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    So the arrival of the forms at the corner must mean they've started on the big job of filling in the spaces between all the red steel with concrete.

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    They've been working on those for a couple of weeks already.

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    Collavino needs to pick up the pace here bigtime.... DCM cannot proceed until the slacking concrete gang catches up.

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    And judging from the pic, looks like the corners of the base are being prepped and set up for a concrete pour or something.

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    I expected the protection walls to be up long before now. Collavino really is lagging behind.

    Cat, are you saying that Collavino is so far behind on the core that DCM can't go higher with the steel untell the core concrete goes higher ?

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    Yes DCM cannot proceed til the core gets closer,

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    how far behind are they? is it not so bad and it can catch up this week or is it really far behind?

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    They are not that far behind but enough for the Port to stop DCM till Collavino catchs up.

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