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Percy
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Message 1 of 33 (665674)
06-15-2012 2:17 PM


For those who are interested, this is a thread for tracking progress on One World Trade Center construction. Even incomplete, it is already the tallest building in New York City. Here's a recent photograph:
That's the space shuttle in the foreground, on its way to its new home.
I originally posted this over at the 9/11: 8 10th anniversary thread, but that thread isn't ideally suited for this purpose, so I've begun this new thread. But posting over there did reveal one thing, and I can't believe I have to do this, but apparently it is necessary on this board these days to remind people that over 2600 people died on this site. Please show some respect.
--Percy
Edited by Percy, : Grammar, additional info.

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Message 2 of 33 (665675)
06-15-2012 2:23 PM
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06-15-2012 2:17 PM


Here is a web cam, not sure how often it refreshes.
Web Cam
There are quite a few if you Google, this one has good view and you can pan, zoom ect...

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
― Edward R. Murrow
"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them" - Ray Bradbury

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Message 3 of 33 (665684)
06-15-2012 4:50 PM


It's always puzzled me how they get the last crane off the top of tall buildings without the use of one of Dan Dennet's sky hooks.
Nice looking tower, what's the similar one to the right?

Life, don't talk to me about life - Marvin the Paranoid Android

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Message 4 of 33 (665685)
06-15-2012 4:55 PM
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06-15-2012 4:50 PM


It's always puzzled me how they get the last crane off the top of tall buildings without the use of one of Dan Dennet's sky hooks.
They're designed to come to pieces, you take them up and down a bit at a time.

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Message 5 of 33 (665687)
06-15-2012 5:05 PM
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They are building multiple buildings there. I think they all have a similar exterior look. I haven't Googled it but I think they are Building 4 major buildings.

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.
― Edward R. Murrow
"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them" - Ray Bradbury

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Message 6 of 33 (665691)
06-15-2012 5:29 PM


Here's a time-lapse video of the construction.

  
Percy
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Message 7 of 33 (682820)
12-05-2012 2:57 PM


September Image
--Percy

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Message 8 of 33 (682829)
12-05-2012 3:55 PM
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12-05-2012 2:57 PM


Re: September Image
You're in the city?
- Oni

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Message 9 of 33 (682833)
12-05-2012 4:03 PM
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12-05-2012 2:57 PM


Re: September Image
Man, it looks like they went and emptied the pool after God went to all that work to fill it. Fortunately God can always do it again.

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way is severely handicapped!

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Percy
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Message 10 of 33 (682847)
12-05-2012 5:27 PM
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Re: September Image
Not sure why you ask, but no, nowhere close. I try to keep up with construction progress for sentimental reasons because I watched the original towers go up over 40 years ago from across the river in Jersey.
But I do have a cousin who was living and working in Manhattan on 9/11.
--Percy

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Message 11 of 33 (682853)
12-05-2012 5:37 PM
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Re: September Image
Not sure why you ask, but no, nowhere close.
Well the picture looked like you took it while in the city. And if you were in the city, I'm performing Thurs-Sun, I was going to invite you to a show.
- Oni

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Percy
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Message 12 of 33 (682873)
12-05-2012 6:26 PM
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12-05-2012 5:37 PM


Re: September Image
Ooh, tempting since NYC is only a few hours away, but we have plans this weekend. Raincheck?
--Percy

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Message 13 of 33 (682936)
12-06-2012 4:36 AM
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12-05-2012 6:26 PM


Re: September Image
Ooh, tempting since NYC is only a few hours away, but we have plans this weekend. Raincheck?
Of course, anytime you want to come into the city.
- Oni

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Message 14 of 33 (682939)
12-06-2012 6:10 AM
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12-06-2012 4:36 AM


Re: September Image
The company I work for is part of the WTC development.
No present plans but it's not impossible I might be out there at some point in the next year or so.
If I am I'll look you up.

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Message 15 of 33 (682956)
12-06-2012 10:23 AM
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12-06-2012 6:10 AM


Re: September Image
That would be awesome! If it happens definitely let me know.
Keeping it on topic, what capacity is your company involved? I see it all the time. It really is looking amazing.
I unfortunately didn't get a chance to see the twin towers before Bush had them demolished.
- Oni

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