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

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    Silverstein's website has images that show the diagonal bracing at the periphery on the east & west facades:

    http://www.silversteinproperties.com...eenwich/images

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    I know this stuff is built to a budget, etc etc, but am I the only one who thinks it would have been easier to just build the entire podium right now and then the tower portion later, instead of only half the podium? Is there some sort of technical reason not to have?

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    We may have movement soon with Group M as the anchor: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/busines...Tm8LgQ153mh3LJ

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    ^ that is excellent news.

    I love the view of the PATH station through the lobby windows of 3WTC.

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    ^ I want to see some spray paint and snap lines on that top slab soon.

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    It seems like a really strange spot for the crane, though, no? I mean, wouldn't they at least need the one that was immediately west of the core back first? I don't see how the crane in that corner would be able to erect the rest of the tower, let alone the last few floors of the base fronting Greenwich.

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    I think that's supposed to be one of 3. Another one on the SE corner and one on the west side where it was before.

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    WTC 3 shots I grabbed in yesterdays rain

    WTC 3 and Museum by DTolman, on Flickr

    WTC 3 by DTolman, on Flickr

    WTC 3 by DTolman, on Flickr

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

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    Current webcam view suggests that the crane is coming down today.

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    Boom is off the crane.

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    So much for the virtual certainty, then?

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    I honestly don't buy the current crane's location as feasible for building the rest of the tower. The rest of the base can be constructed with portable cranes, while I have to believe that a pair of cranes in the core, or one in the core and one directly west of the tower (the first crane to be removed) would be more efficient for building the tower. This crane is getting removed so they can pour the floors and finish the facade all the way around the base, forthcoming tower or no.

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    Being an employee of the rumored anchor tenant of this building, I'm hoping that full construction begins soon. I'm not enthusiastic about moving downtown in 3 years (give or take), but am looking forward to seeing this building added to the skyline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoldanTTLB View Post
    I honestly don't buy the current crane's location as feasible for building the rest of the tower. The rest of the base can be constructed with portable cranes, while I have to believe that a pair of cranes in the core, or one in the core and one directly west of the tower (the first crane to be removed) would be more efficient for building the tower. This crane is getting removed so they can pour the floors and finish the facade all the way around the base, forthcoming tower or no.
    This crane was installed with a special custom climbing rig, which tells me they were going to use it all the way up. if they only intended it for the base they wouldn't have needed the climber. I do seem to recall something about the City no longer allowing the Link-Belt cranes to be used due to safety issues so that's probably why they are taking this one away and they will probably replace it with a Favco.

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