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    Reminds me of a junk shop.

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    Every architect really put their signature on their building. If you were to take someone with knowledge of architects and architecture who had never seen the WTC plans, and give him/her a list of the four towers and transit hub, and the list of the five architects, it'd be too easy to match them up.

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    Boom.

    Actually, it's a jib boom, but boom has more impact.

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    Ready for work !

    I bet one of the first things it does is take down and lift out that crawler crane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenSteelDude View Post
    Ready for work !

    I bet one of the first things it does is take down and lift out that crawler crane.
    The crane's (M4100) body down there weighs in at 49,500 pounds! So the 18000 will probably lift it out, as he did lift it in.

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    OK, I was wondering if the new tower could actually lift it.

    Thanks for the info Dude.

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    It looks like they are going to follow the successful construction of 11 Times Square with this tower. This is from an Engineering News interview from early March.

    "Sean Johnson, Silverstein’s vice president in charge of the tower’s construction, says one way the parties resolved their dispute was by agreeing to build the concrete core first to save time and money. It was a bold move. Until recent years, the concrete-first method was avoided in New York because of safety concerns raised by trades who would have to work below other trades. Eleven Times Square, completed in 2010, was the first time a slip-form concrete core was erected before the steel frame on a New York City tower."

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    ^ Tower three crawler all but gone.

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    Any news on the second tower crane?

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    MSNBC just showed a vid, presented by Chris Ward, that shows what will be in 2013. Both 2WTC & 3WTC are shown in their podium form, finished out but rising only about to the height of the base at 4WTC. The vid said "Brookfield" at the bottom right. Not sure if it's available anywhere for viewing.

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    I'd like to see ALL of the towers rising at the same time, but I doubt it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daquan13 View Post
    I'd like to see ALL of the towers rising at the same time, but I doubt it.
    As you should: I predict that towers 2 & 3 will not be built (if at all) for decades. With a current office vacancy rate at well above 10 percent: towers one & two alone are enough to create a bit of a GLUT in the overall office space market.

    I am beginning to think of Towers 1 & 4 as the new "twin towers". A little extra space, light and air flow down there would not be so bad after all - a bit less density.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/we...tradecenternyc

    excerpt - After Sept. 11, it took nearly a decade to locate and kill Osama bin Laden, perhaps giving the nation, and especially the families of those lost in the attacks, some sense of closure.
    excerpt - It will take much longer than that to heal the gaping wound in the Lower Manhattan cityscape. Blame politics, finances, legalities and the challenge of making the many compromises necessary for such an enormous reconstruction effort. But after spending much time on cleanup and foundation work, progress is ever more visible: The soaring 1 World Trade Center and another skyscraper are rising by about one floor per week; a spacious memorial is to open on the 10th anniversary of the attack this fall.
    A full rebuilding of the site is still several years away, when (and if) demand for office space improves. Here is a progress report on the main features of the new center.**



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