July 19, 2001.
The little hallway remnant of the old WTC will be incorporated in the new complex. It actually sits just outside the slurry wall.
July 19, 2001.
I hope we can start to see crews out drilling on the site soon.
Cool, I was worried about this tower.
Sad to see Silverstein so feeble and in those giant sunglasses.
Too bad SP and the PA are at it again. Last I heard, the PA turned the site over to SP, but SP claims that they cannot build Tower 2 because the PA didn't fully complete their job yet. I hope someone fixes the site so construction can start. This is just delaying Tower 2 more and more and blaming anyone is totally fruitless right now; what we have to do is make sure that Larry can start building the tower ASAP.
Any word on whether the PA and Silverstein have come to an agreement?
Frankly I'm not sure how the PA could accommodate Silverstein without just tearing out the subway box altogether.
The temporary PATH access building is being restructured to move the support columns away from the T2 site. When that is complete (1st qtr. 2009) they will start T2.
That is an excellent question.
Ditto, it is a great question; I'd just love to hear the explaniation for this one: "Considering everything, we assumed T2 would never make this much progress. I mean, come on people, it's only 5 months behind schedule; we were expecting more like 2 years! But don't worry, thanks to us, we will further increase the delay we've all grown accustomed to and can only wholly adore." Quite frankly, there can be no explaniation save being retarded. What ever happened with the [legal] battles between SP and the PANYNJ over the readiness of the T2 site? Does this mean the PANYNJ lost? I don't remember anything about the temporary PATH building. Perhaps the reason why they cannot reinforce the perimeter of the T2 site is because the support columns of the PATH building are in the way? Whatever, this is just insane. Somone, come Q3 2009, let me know when T2 starts up. At least T4 and maybe T3 will be well underway, not to mention T1 and the memorial.
If I remember correctly the decision to build the PATH temporary building where it is was predicated on the accelerated building schedule of several years ago when they thought the permanent terminal would be done several years before towers 2,3 and 4. Of course that time line was shot to hell a long time ago and its now known the permanent terminal will be about the last thing completed on site which leads to the question of why they still proceeded to build the temporary terminal access as if it were still going be torn down years before the other towers would be built?
I like the architectual design of this tower for the most part, but the thing that gets to me everytime I see it is the fact that the building isn't symetrical, which is especially noticable at the top:
The building is longer east to west than it is north to south. This wouldn't matter for most buildings, but for this design it makes the diamonds on top look really asymetrical and aesthetically unpleasing. When you look at the footprint of the building, I don't understand why they don't just extend the building out further north/southwards in order to make all sides of equal length. There seems to be a huge amount of space at the base of the building wasted. Just look at what I mean:
They could easily "stretch" the building further south. If its added cost they're worried about, I'd rather them make up for it by shortening the east/west sides and meeting up in the middle for a symetrical building with no added construction costs. But, this is just a little perk I have with the building and it's probably too late for them to change anything.
How often are you gonna be up high enough to see the top?
Also, from the ground, things that high up look distorted
all be themselves...maybe this asymmetry will look normal
when viewed from below?
Symmetry is so overused (IMHO)