That's a great shot of Ground Zero at night!
I wonder if the tower will be guarded 24/7/365 and armed with security cameras inside and out, to stop and discourage any possible would-be terrorists from trying to attack it at ground level. I hope so!
It's the only way to preclude any suspicious activity that some sick demented terrorist might have on his mind!!
You can bet on it.
Walking by the new GS HQ across West Street I've counted 28 cameras on the east side alone.
This neighborhood will be one of the most highly surveilled areas in the country.
Thanks, Lofter1. Just as sure as there is day & night!!
Guess that ALL new towers that are being built, or have already been built in that area will be highly scrutinized. Given that it became the deadilest part of the terror attacks.
Just think..... you'll be on reality tv(s)!!!
They did the last lift for the two-story "scaffolding" things in the core on July 22nd setting the way for the construction of the last two floors, and they just did the lift of the core scaffolding leading the way for the next two floors this morning. So, the construction of the last two floors took place from July 22nd to August 4, or 14 days by my count. Right on schedule for a floor a week.
Then it sounds like two floors are being done every 13 days?
It was once a convenient spot to take a whiz late at night, when you realized you weren't going to make it home in time.
Make it quick and keep moving and you still might get away with it. But the next day there could be a knock on your door.
Don't know that they can [yet] do a cam ticket action, like when you run a red light.
I kind of feel sorry for the many visitors who might want to dine in the skyroom restaurant or visit the obs deck because everyone will more than likely be scrutinized like never before!
But I guess if it means better security against any possible would-be terrorists, then so much the better.
To get to the obs deck (I wonder if), the system might be the same as visiting the one in the Willis Tower, where after you pass through the metal detector, you are told to go downstairs and wait to watch a short video of the tower, and then proceed to one of the elevators to take you up to the obs deck floor.
The last time I went to the WTC obs deck I had to go through a metal detector. I'm sure there will be more in place then just that.
Probably not, however that raises the question of whether office workers in the building will require some type of heightened security checks.