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Thread: 150 Greenwich Street - WTC Tower #4 - by Fumihiko Maki

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    A simple elegant form and particular attention to the fine details. Always a winner in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcman210 View Post
    Always a winner in my book.
    Amen. However, from many you will continue to hear the old "just a glass box" refrain. I MY BOOK, this is one 'lovely lookin' building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merry View Post
    Don't see this view very often.
    Every morning.

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    And now for today's 4WTC drama:

    New York Times
    June 27, 2012

    Two Days of Trouble Follow a Milestone at 4 World Trade Center

    By DAVID W. DUNLAP


    At 4 World Trade Center on Wednesday, workers prepared to secure windows on the 46th floor that were broken in a hoisting accident.


    Construction workers, briefly idled after an accident at 4 World Trade Center, gathered at Zuccotti Park.

    The streets and sidewalks of Lower Manhattan were snarled on Wednesday afternoon — that is, even more snarled than usual — after the police cordoned off a large area around 4 World Trade Center in response to a construction accident at the site.

    It was the second accident in a week that had begun cheerfully with a topping-out ceremony marking the installation of the uppermost steel beam in the 977-foot skyscraper at Liberty and Church Streets.

    On Tuesday, a 37-year-old worker was badly injured when he fell about six feet onto a steel reinforcing bar, or rebar. John P. Gallagher, a first vice president of the Tishman Construction Corporation, which is building the tower, said the worker, whom he did not identify, was in stable condition, with two broken ribs and a bruised liver. He is expected to be able to leave Bellevue Hospital Center in two or three days.

    On Wednesday, the Fire Department said, a crane was lifting a beam — Mr. Gallagher described it as a 53-foot, 24-ton steel truss — when the weight of the load shifted and the beam crashed into windows on the 46th floor. The truss shattered two panes, each 5 feet wide and 13-and-a-half feet high, Mr. Gallagher said. The tempered glass behaved as it is supposed to: breaking largely within the frames, held together by laminated interior layers and not throwing off big, dangerous shards, he added. The Fire Department said no one was injured.

    Nonetheless, pieces of glass did fall to Liberty Street.

    “Fortunately, the street was closed at the time, and the Liberty Street sidewalk is protected by a construction shed,” Mr. Gallagher said. “We have suspended steel lifts pending an investigation, are inspecting the entire facade of the building, and are reviewing protocols for evaluating weather conditions.”

    Tishman blamed the accident on a “sudden gust of wind.”

    Until this week, by design and circumstance, 4 World Trade Center had risen largely out of the public eye.

    © 2012 The New York Times Company

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    I wonder if they're going to put some spotlights on the setback to light up the top part of the tower like they do 599 Lexington. With the reflective glass and with different colors this tower could look incredible at night.

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    Looks like the tower is rising even higher now... The parapet is coming up.

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    From Pier 6 Brooklyn Bridge Park today


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    ^ Obscured by architectural superiority.... as it should be.

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    All a matter of taste. And 20 Exchange is a dump at street level. Sad, actually.

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    A dump? Really?

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