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    right.. crane mats.. curious why they would reappear at this stage.

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    The tower crane near the north pool is probably leaving (or moving into the east bathtub?) soon. There's a mobile crane next to the yellow crane with several trailers carrying counter weights standing by.
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    With Hurricane Irene coming, that might be truer than they wish. Can they really reinforce the cranes enough to survive 90 MPH gusts of wind?

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    the assembled a mobile crane with what looks like a 300 foot extension overnight.

    WOW

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    WOW!
    I was curious and checked the web - it looks closest the monster 600t Liebherr LTM 1500, the heaviest in Bay Crane's fleet of all-terrain cranes!
    Configuration with a luffing lattice jib and guyed telescopic boom. Please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm just guessing.

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    Whoa look at that! Hopefully they can figure out what is best for the tower cranes on 1 and 4.

    But I'm most concerned about the bathtub flooding. Especially since they already have artifacts in the memorial.

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    The previous raised super block might have had it's positive aspects in a situation like this. Not that it would have stopped all flooding, but it will be interesting to see what takes place here.

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    The full dimension of the arch along the east side of the subway box is now apparent ...

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    Looks like Big Red/18,000 crane is gone.

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    ^^

    still here


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    Anyone got a direct link to that new cam?

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    Default WTC transit hub expected to be completed by 2014.

    WTC transit hub expected to be completed by 2014

    Published: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 4:00 AM

    By The Jersey JournalThe Jersey Journal
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    A rendering of the WTC transit hub, which is expected to be completed by 2014.

    By Ron Leir

    Each day nearly 3,000 workers toil at the 16-acre World Trade Center development site – future home of the Freedom Tower, a performing arts center, a 9/11 memorial plaza and museum and, perhaps most anticipated by commuters, a new PATH and subway station.

    Known as the Transit Hub, the $3.4 billlion PATH station also will connect to 11 New York City subway lines – the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and the J and Z trains.
    It’s expected to open in 2014.

    “I hope the (PATH) service continues to be as fast and efficient as it is now,” Remy Rizzo, of Jersey City, said recently outside the current WTC PATH station.

    The existing PATH street entrance at Vesey Street and West Broadway will be demolished and its footprint will be occupied by the future performing arts center.

    The new Transit Hub primary access point will be a finned glass and steel structure known as the Calatrava Transportation Hub, named for Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava , which will rise on Church Street toward the northeast part of the development site next to Tower 2.

    Commuters will enter a gateway section called Transit Hall. Escalators connect down to a mezzanine with two levels of retail shops, similar to the setup in the original WTC station.
    The Port Authority is contracted with the Westfield Group, one of the largest retail operators in the world, to lease retail space at the facility.

    Another set of escalators will descend to turnstiles and PATH platforms.
    Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman says the mezzanine area is nearly completed.

    “There are 300 pieces of steel involved with arches supported by a Vierendeel truss (rectangular openings) and a giant spine down the middle,” he said.
    Platforms to support rail tracks are under construction – slowed by the subway’s 1 line running through the construction site, forcing the contractor to work around the trains.










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    big red definitely looks MIA now?!

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    Yes, once they put up the 2nd crane (the western one) at the end of August Big Red was taken away.

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