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Thread: WTC Transit Hub - by Santiago Calatrava

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Notice how the trees at the perimeter of the pools are showing stress (much more noticeable in person & up close). Branches on those trees exhibit stunted leaf growth, particularly on the sides directly facing the pools. Wonder if that is from water spray from cascading fountains? Not sure why that would effect the trees. The water isn't treated correct? Just Hudson River water that is filtered and recycled? Or am I missing something here?
    Molestation by the masses?

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    I bet it's NYC potable water with the chlorine.

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    They probably put something in the water to inhibit algae and mold growth.

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    Even in very small amounts, adatives to water can affect the foliage of certain trees/shrubs.

    Also, some trees/shrubs don't like having their foliage consistently moist/wet, especially at night and especially on the undersides of the foliage. Think mold and mildew growth.

    Some trees/shrubs don't mind these things at all. Some do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    Notice how the trees at the perimeter of the pools are showing stress (much more noticeable in person & up close). Branches on those trees exhibit stunted leaf growth, particularly on the sides directly facing the pools. Wonder if that is from water spray from cascading fountains? Not sure why that would effect the trees.
    I doubt it's from the pools; the majority of the perimeter trees look just like the others. I checked a few sources for habitat intolerance, found nothing. It seems to be at home in a wide range of conditions.

    The problem seems to be in the NW corner of the north pool. Three of the trees look like they may be dying. There was a shed along the northern side, and some of those trees were only transplanted a few months ago.

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    The whole line of trees along the south edge of the north pool looked stressed and less leafy than trees in nearby rows when I visited the plaza last week.

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    06.01.13

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofter1 View Post
    The whole line of trees along the south edge of the north pool looked stressed and less leafy than trees in nearby rows when I visited the plaza last week.
    Planting mature trees will do that. Some will certainly not make it.

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    Is there an ETA for the completion of the transit hub?

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    2025.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tectonic View Post
    2025.
    Your being to kind , 2060....2200 is a more realistic answer.

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    Hmm...I'm optimistic that they will invent some way to extend the human lifespan, before then. I'd like to be there on opening day.

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    Fulton Center opening in a few weeks.

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    06.15.14
    They've added two more on this side in two weeks.





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    Your pics (impressive), are the first ones i've seen that actually convey how massive this thing actually is!

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