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Thread: WTC Transit Hub - by Santiago Calatrava

  1. #2716


    @325, what are those big flat plates in the last picture for?

  2. #2717


    I see pieces for a DCM climbing crane sitting in the Hub area. Where is that going? T2 or T3? (my guess is T3, they need to jump the cranes that are there before they can go any higher)

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    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
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    Shaping up (two shots from yesterday before the fog moved in) ...

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  4. #2719


    It looks like we'll be having third tower crane on the hub site soon! Take a look at the temp structure near the east wall.

  5. #2720


    Ah, I think I see what's going on now...
    Is that a third one or will it replace the one near it?

  6. #2721


    Is this the structure you're talking about?
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  7. #2722


    Yes. The red thing is part of one of those Federated/DCM crane climbers like those on T1 and T4.

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    Mmm, kangaroo crane. Maybe if we're lucky it's actually getting assembled for tower 3 (there's no reason that the hub would need a kangaroo crane). That'd be nifty if the current crane tossed it into the other half of the core to rise with the building...

  9. #2724


    There would have been news about an anchor tenant being signed for tower three long before any construction contracts for tower three.

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    The new crane will move back and forth on a track inside the oculus at the current 274 level, replacing the two that are there now.

  11. #2726


    The WTC must be one of those sites that have the most uses for tower cranes. This one will just be phenomenal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antinimby View Post
    Yale University architecture professor Vincent Scully:
    "One entered the city like a god. One scuttles in now like a rat."

    Well, Penn Station still remains under a toilet bowl (not thanks to useless developers and bureaucrats), but I guess with this new hub we have regained our transportation pantheon and hence out godly status...

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  14. #2729


    Looks like it has a much shorter boom now. Does the crane have less capacity when it is on that sliding base?

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    Senior Member Sal Schiano's Avatar
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    Probably has more capacity since it can move closer to what it's lifting. Must of been less $ to make it on the rails rather then bring in a larger crane. There's also a different boom head on it and shorter boom which means it's in a heavy lift configuration

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