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    ^ Not overly odd, they've been making cockups at the site for years.

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    Transit Hub shots from the rain yesterday:

    WTC 3, Transit Hub, Memorial by DTolman, on Flickr

    WTC Transit Hub through the construction fencec by DTolman, on Flickr

    WTC 3 and Transit Hub by DTolman, on Flickr

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    This morning, putting another rib in place ...

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    I was going to post some nice screen grabs from EarthCam of the Sunset over Calatrava, but I just hit my limit on attachments ...

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    Time for some weaning!

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    Posted to the WTC Progress Facebook page July 31st:


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    Wow! It's like looking into the future!

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    This brings up a question I've been wondering about. What's going on with the 1 train platforms here? It looks like there are subway stairs built on the Greenwich St extension (reconnection). Is the MTA actually doing any work with these platforms? The station could easily open with 4WTC if work were being done, but I get the sensation it is not. I haven't looked too hard, but the MTA is hard up on posting photos of their current construction, and nothing ever exists for this station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoldanTTLB View Post
    This brings up a question I've been wondering about. What's going on with the 1 train platforms here? It looks like there are subway stairs built on the Greenwich St extension (reconnection). Is the MTA actually doing any work with these platforms? The station could easily open with 4WTC if work were being done, but I get the sensation it is not. I haven't looked too hard, but the MTA is hard up on posting photos of their current construction, and nothing ever exists for this station.
    I thought the 1 train station was reopening in conjunction with the transit hub.

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    So from the look of it there was an agreement between PANYNJ and MTA for the MTA to just pay PA to build the station. In the last published quarterly report (now more than 2 years out of date) http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/pdf/2Q2011_Report.pdf, they reference completing the start of construction. While it references an interim milestone in the 2008 report, I was unable to find a description of it there. The NY Post claims that the subway station was well under way 2 years ago: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/m...9bRu0F9ECeuAwM, with an expected opening of next year. Anyway, I am sure it will happen in due time, I just haven't heard anything about it in forever.

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    Excellent research, Roldan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alonzo-ny View Post
    Almost anything would be cheaper. I love a lot of Calatrava work but the pragmatist in me just thinks the wings are almost ostentatiously pointless.
    Quite the contrary... it has MANY "points"......

    As for "Only NJ commuters", Phegh! As if that is not enough for a station. The same arguments stand though, was it worth it to make this such a "feat of architectural engineering"? How functional will it be? Will you have to walk a (very scenic) mile underground to get to the turnstiles? Or will it be a mile to the track?

    It is great seeing this progress, but after the first three pairs... it seems to have stalled. I was looking forward to seeing this grow on almost a daily basis (if you have the time schedule for the first 3 pairs, they did go up pretty fast), but now they have been sitting for ~2 weeks with nothing new...

    Well, we shall see. I am just anxious at them getting some of these steps in place so that the passageways are not as restricted as they are now. They just did a shift in the layout forcing commuters through a rather narrow confluence. It is not happy during commute with everyone rushing to get to work....

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    Get rid of the wings, keep everything else.

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    It's not stalled, the steel that's been installed is crawling with welders. Seems lots of connection brackets need to be readied before any of the extensions are attached.

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    They're also placing scaffolding for the larger, heavier portals.

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