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Thread: WTC Transit Hub - by Santiago Calatrava

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    This project is plenty expensive as is.

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    Another big section for the flying stairs:

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    Looks like they are changing one of the cranes in the Hub.

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    Taking down the East 760. Boom is off.

    How deep a storm surge will it take to flood the PATH station?

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    We shouldn't think that way when it comes to this type of construction. I'd rather have it open on time than have it set back months because of flooding.

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    I hate to be a gloomy Gus, but I just saw a picture of the storm surge caused by Hurricane Donna in 1960. It shows the intersection of West and Cortlandt Street (they did intersect in 1960) -- under at least two feet of water. And Sandy's storm surge is supposed to be worse. If that proves true, I see WTC construction set back years.

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    Yikes!

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    The photo being talked about:


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    ...though after construction of the WTC and West Street, I believe the current elevation here is a little bit higher than it was when this photo was taken. Also the Memorial and all buildings are at a slightly higher elevation than the street.

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    I guess Donuts were big back then..

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcman210 View Post
    ...though after construction of the WTC and West Street, I believe the current elevation here is a little bit higher than it was when this photo was taken. Also the Memorial and all buildings are at a slightly higher elevation than the street.
    Not even a 100 year storm would be capable of flooding the transit hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O' Daniel View Post
    Not even a 100 year storm would be capable of flooding the transit hall.
    The flooding in that picture was caused by a storm surge, not merely rain. And Sandy's storm surge is forecast to be significantly higher.

    We can only hope the forecasters are wrong.

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    i'm not saying i hope it happens, just wondering. And i guess it's better if it happened now before it's finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O' Daniel View Post
    Not even a 100 year storm would be capable of flooding the transit hall.
    Sorry, Otie, but if the storm surge ever came all the way over BPC it would be more than enough to flood the transit hall. And the memorial. And the entire basement area. It would have to be a hell of a storm, but what a freaking mess that would be.

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    Houston we have a problem...


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