Page 51 of 91 FirstFirst ... 4147484950515253545561 ... LastLast
Results 751 to 765 of 1360

Thread: 175 Greenwich Street - WTC Tower # 3 - by Richard Rogers

  1. #751
    Forum Veteran MidtownGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    East Midtown
    Posts
    6,832

    Default

    In that rendering the Maki tower looks like a massive bore.

  2. #752
    Forum Veteran Tectonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    3,673

    Default

    Maki will be taller than AIG as well?

  3. #753
    Crabby airline hostess - stache's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Nairobi Hilton
    Posts
    8,511

    Default

    Yes. Also taller than 8 Spruce and Citibank tower.

  4. #754
    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC - Downtown
    Posts
    32,654

    Default

    And 2 WTC just looks massively ridiculous.

  5. #755
    Forum Veteran Daquan13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    East Boston, MA.
    Posts
    2,728

    Default

    Maybe they are trying to recreate the same massiveness and gargantuan stamina that the former towers once had. They WERE huge.

  6. #756

    Default

    From the window I popped open at the Hilton.


    Tower 3 and Hub by hoveringcheesecake, on Flickr


    Tower 3 by hoveringcheesecake, on Flickr


    Tower 3 by hoveringcheesecake, on Flickr

  7. #757
    Kings County Loyal BrooklynLove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn, planet Earth
    Posts
    2,757

    Default

    Great shots. Zoom out further and this almost looks like a processor chip.

  8. #758

    Default

    Forgive my ignorance, but why the sea of what appears to plywood in those images? Are they supports or forms for an imminent pour?

  9. #759

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by USSManhattan View Post
    Forgive my ignorance, but why the sea of what appears to plywood in those images? Are they supports or forms for an imminent pour?
    I think they lay that on top of the supports, put the rebar on top, and then pour the cement. Someone in construction can feel free to correct me.

    And whoever is the foreman at Tower 3 appears to be the most anal foreman I've ever seen. Everything has its place. Very different compared to the others.
    Last edited by HoveringCheesecake; July 10th, 2011 at 01:17 AM.

  10. #760

    Default

    Video of the 3 WTC crane at work:


  11. #761

    Default

    Some rebar's been placed on the SW corner. Anticipate concrete soon...

    This is following the construction style of 4 WTC, right?

  12. #762

    Default

    What's going on with that rectangular depression at the NW corner? It looked like they were filling it with rebar last week, but now it's all gone.

  13. #763
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Hunterdon County N.J.
    Posts
    41

    Default

    This tower is supposed to go core first like 11 Times Square. They have already raised the east section of the core forms to the 3rd level.

  14. #764
    Kings County Loyal BrooklynLove's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn, planet Earth
    Posts
    2,757

    Default

    Didn't WTC 1 go core first for several stories, and then started adding steel once the lobby level was complete? That approach seems possible on tower 3, but going the way of 11 TS seems a bit difficult given the magnitude of this tower.

  15. #765
    Fearless Photog RoldanTTLB's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Broomfield, CO
    Posts
    2,910

    Default

    It's not so much magnitude (the Shard in London is core first), but willingness of the labor involved to agree to having forms/etc above their heads while working. It was always considered safer to go steel first for that reason. Even so, a number of buildings, including 11TS, have gone core first in NYC now, and so times they are a changing. It's much faster to go core first. You can go 3 days a floor on the core because there's no steel in the way and its just set time. We've seen numerous pauses at 1WTC now because the steel can't go any further above the core and there is catching up to do.

Similar Threads

  1. Greenwich Village Preservation Watch - Be on the alert!
    By OKoranjes in forum New York Real Estate
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: June 24th, 2015, 04:17 AM
  2. Greenwich Street 'Restoration'
    By Kris in forum New York City Guide For New Yorkers
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: December 21st, 2013, 06:05 PM
  3. 165 Charles Street @ West Street - by Richard Meier
    By ASchwarz in forum New York Skyscrapers and Architecture
    Replies: 104
    Last Post: June 8th, 2010, 06:36 PM
  4. 497 Greenwich Street - Condo
    By Edward in forum New York Real Estate
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: February 3rd, 2006, 05:44 PM
  5. Director's Guild of America Tower -110 West 57th Street
    By londonlawyer in forum New York Real Estate
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: July 18th, 2003, 12:37 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Google+ - Facebook - Twitter - Meetup

Edward's photos on Flickr - Wired New York on Flickr - In Queens - In Red Hook - Bryant Park - SQL Backup Software