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Hudson11
Jul 22, 2013, 8:54 PM
By now, they've probably begun to install it. The East side cant be completed until the elevator is removed. I think they plan to wrap the cladding around the north side and install the other third on the east side before the elevator is taken down.

N830MH
Jul 23, 2013, 1:11 AM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5484/9332153384_00360aacc1_h.jpg

Oh, my god! That's lightning! Don't go outside. It's too extremely dangerous out there. Just stay inside.

From WTC Progress on Facebook:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1074947_500842926659617_571367960_o.jpg

Can you see air condition is already being install? Can you see it?

iiConTr0v3rSYx
Jul 23, 2013, 2:48 AM
I have no pics, but I can tell you the North face is hard to photograph because it is directly across the street from the Verizon Building (140 West St) so the best you can see is from the street which currently is covered by construction platforms leading to the pedestrian overpass to the WFC. If I'm not mistaken, it has the least amount of glass installed of the 4 sides.

Here's a view of the North side of the base. But like Hudson said, not much is going on, on that side. The East side of the base cladding has stopped due to the elevator.

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hunser
Jul 23, 2013, 12:29 PM
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NYguy
Jul 23, 2013, 5:38 PM
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Jul 23, 2013, 6:36 PM
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OH my gosh! This screams America. Beautiful picture!

Hudson11
Jul 23, 2013, 7:28 PM
the last 3 temporary platforms are being dismantled.

NYguy
Jul 24, 2013, 12:30 AM
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Hudson11
Jul 24, 2013, 7:52 PM
all temporary spire platforms have been removed

http://i.imgur.com/zqvWjIw.jpg

for reference this convenient diagram made by Traynor

http://i.imgur.com/99ung3K.jpg

franktko
Jul 24, 2013, 8:44 PM
Wow, it looks... still crappy - like an unfinished steel structure. I wish they would have got rid of all platforms when they decided not to have the radome; it would have looked much better imo....

Traynor
Jul 24, 2013, 9:30 PM
all temporary spire platforms have been removed


Wow, that Traynor guy who did that graphic, was exactly right about which platforms were staying and which ones were going. Amazing.

:cool:

Hudson11
Jul 24, 2013, 9:38 PM
Wow, that Traynor guy who did that graphic, was exactly right about which platforms were staying and which ones were going. Amazing.

:cool:

they've seen it so many times now that i'd hope they knew who created it.

NYguy
Jul 24, 2013, 10:21 PM
Mitch Waxman (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mitchwaxman/9360923548/sizes/h/in/photostream/)

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NYguy
Jul 25, 2013, 3:42 AM
Some older photos, as seen from Governors Island...


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Stratosphere
Jul 25, 2013, 4:58 AM
What a shame. That spire is more tragic than the ground upon which the building stands. Definitely the ugliest spire in Manhattan. :yuck:

MadGnome
Jul 25, 2013, 10:55 AM
I spent 8 months going to ET school in those demolished building on Governor's Island. Got to watch the WFC going up.

NYguy
Jul 25, 2013, 2:24 PM
Definitely the ugliest spire in Manhattan. :yuck:

It's unfortunate, but hopefully the other towers will be a distraction when they are built. The sheer size of the tower group will be an eyeful, similar to the original complex. The antenna was an afterthought, if that.



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JayPro
Jul 25, 2013, 3:11 PM
I'll say this and recuse myself from further participation in the argument:

Give me a choice between this spire and that of 4XSQ and most of you should know by now which one I'd take. I mean, if you prefer the latter on Tower One, it's your call; but eh.......

All I'm saying that this spire at least looks like a complete, symmetric, visually uniform amalgam of a carefully planned whole. 4XSQ and the old North Tower had the exact opposite feel to me.

Final 2¢.

NewYorque
Jul 25, 2013, 5:03 PM
At least, they should put a giant flag of USA (let's say, 50 meters long, 25 meters tall) at the top of the spire. That would make people forget how ugly the spire is...

And would be quite symbolic for the World Trade Center !!

RocTX
Jul 25, 2013, 5:05 PM
I don't usually comment on these boards, but I was just in NYC a few weeks ago and saw the building myself for the first time, and I have to agree that the spire is actually not as terrible as I thought it would be.

Maybe it's just me, but seeing the building in real life, the spire was really kind of a non-entity. Nothing really draws your attention to it, either good or bad.

Is it the best spire design that could have possibly gone up at the WTC? Probaby not. Is it the crime against humanity that many people on this site thought it would be? Not really that either.

O-tacular
Jul 25, 2013, 5:22 PM
I don't usually comment on these boards, but I was just in NYC a few weeks ago and saw the building myself for the first time, and I have to agree that the spire is actually not as terrible as I thought it would be.

Maybe it's just me, but seeing the building in real life, the spire was really kind of a non-entity. Nothing really draws your attention to it, either good or bad.

Is it the best spire design that could have possibly gone up at the WTC? Probaby not. Is it the crime against humanity that many people on this site thought it would be? Not really that either.

For many critics I think that's the whole point. I mean the original design hinged on that beacon of hope that would shine for miles. Now it's gone from being a symbol of a torch to a basic broadcast antenna. I hope history shits on Durst.

Hudson11
Jul 25, 2013, 5:29 PM
only the beacon is still up there and it's amazing. I'm guessing you haven't seen it lit yet? There's no videos of it yet but it's been tested several times. I'd say it's one of the most awe inspiring things i've seen. Nobody will care what it rests atop of. The most important original design feature of the spire is still in place. That bright light is still sitting up at 1776ft thanks to the 'ugly' mast below it.

O-tacular
Jul 25, 2013, 5:47 PM
only the beacon is still up there and it's amazing. I'm guessing you haven't seen it lit yet? There's no videos of it yet but it's been tested several times. I'd say it's one of the most awe inspiring things i've seen. Nobody will care what it rests atop of. The most important original design feature of the spire is still in place. That bright light is still sitting up at 1776ft thanks to the 'ugly' mast below it.

So I guess in your world the rest of the Christmas tree doesn't matter then, only the star on the top does?

O-tacular
Jul 25, 2013, 5:53 PM
I will admit the spire is looking better as they remove temporary platforms. It even blends quite well with the skyline. That however ignores the fact of what it replaced and the intention of what it was supposed to represent. As is it's mediocre. As proposed it would have been stunning. It changes the feel of the building from optimistic and hopeful, to industrial and borderline dystopian.

On another note I will say that with the fins open I'm actually starting to like the base more than the original.

chris08876
Jul 25, 2013, 6:28 PM
I've grown to like the spire. Even though I wish they had kept the original design, up close and even afar it looks gritty and intimidating. Maybe one day they might modify it to something different. But for now we have a beautiful tower which is symbolic for the city and the nation.

RocTX
Jul 25, 2013, 6:43 PM
For many critics I think that's the whole point. I mean the original design hinged on that beacon of hope that would shine for miles. Now it's gone from being a symbol of a torch to a basic broadcast antenna. I hope history shits on Durst.

I don't disagree with that point. One thing that struck me was that as a pedestrian looking up from street level, you can't even see the spire. It's largely blocked by the building itself. I just don't know how much the cladding would have changed that.

To me, a bigger criticism of the building is that the glass around the base doesn't seem to match the glass on the tower very well. Also, this was my first trip back to the city since the summer of 2000. I attended college just north of there, so I remeber the old towers very well. Compared to them, this building doesn't seem to dominate as much. Perhaps that will change when all of the other towers get built...

drumz0rz
Jul 25, 2013, 6:44 PM
I assume the beacon will look similar to the Eiffel Tower in Paris?

NYguy
Jul 25, 2013, 6:46 PM
seeing the building in real life, the spire was really kind of a non-entity. Nothing really draws your attention to it, either good or bad.


That's the best we can hope for at this point. No one really paid attention to the original spire either. The only thing that changes that is if they insists on including this thing in the official height, which they probably will. It's from that standpoint that we will be forced to consider the design elements of it, which are horrible.



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Hudson11
Jul 25, 2013, 8:01 PM
So I guess in your world the rest of the Christmas tree doesn't matter then, only the star on the top does?

if evergreens are 1776 ft tall and made out of grey metal

chris08876
Jul 25, 2013, 8:27 PM
For the post #32928 picture, in the future I hope the left side fills in some more near the West side highway and even by Beekman. Time to expand the crowded downtown north.

GeorgiaBoy24
Jul 25, 2013, 8:57 PM
That's the best we can hope for at this point. No one really paid attention to the original spire either. The only thing that changes that is if they insists on including this thing in the official height, which they probably will. It's from that standpoint that we will be forced to consider the design elements of it, which are horrible.

The least they could do is paint the damn thing white. As is now most of the spire and even the communications ring look almost black. :yuck:

Hudson11
Jul 25, 2013, 9:25 PM
why would painting it white make it more appealing?

GeorgiaBoy24
Jul 25, 2013, 9:38 PM
:previous: Because the triangular lines and the the parapet are white. It simply flows with the existing identity of the tower and makes the mast look less tacked on.

Hudson11
Jul 25, 2013, 9:53 PM
:previous: Because the triangular lines and the the parapet are white. It simply flows with the existing identity of the tower and makes the mast look less tacked on.

only they're metallic gray/silver

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/04/09/nyregion/09freedom-650.jpg

painting the spire white would create a different, more bland effect than the corners which would be redundant. Since the spire's already different.

chris08876
Jul 25, 2013, 11:38 PM
The least they could do is paint the damn thing white. As is now most of the spire and even the communications ring look almost black. :yuck:

Overtime most will just igonore the spire issue and move on and appreciate what we got. With all the projects proposed and UC in NYC right now, attention will sway towards the 100+ towers planned, proposed or UC. So much going on right now its amazing.

GeorgiaBoy24
Jul 26, 2013, 1:31 AM
I agree Chris but the fact is that there is 408 feet of mediocrity on the most symbolic building in America. Sure buildings like 432 Park Avenue and 225 57th will be stunning, but they don't stand over the graves of thousands of people. This tower needed to provide vigil for the past and a beacon of hope for the future. The thing on top fails to deliver that. At least having a consistent color on the spire would make the thing look like a half-ass effort was put into it, be it silver or white or whatever.

jthornton17
Jul 26, 2013, 1:42 AM
I agree Chris but the fact is that there is 408 feet of mediocrity on the most symbolic building in America. Sure buildings like 432 Park Avenue and 225 57th will be stunning, but they don't stand over the graves of thousands of people. This tower needed to provide vigil for the past and a beacon of hope for the future. The thing on top fails to deliver that. At least having a consistent color on the spire would make the thing look like a half-ass effort was put into it, be it silver or white or whatever.

The greatest comment i've seen on the spire. All I can say it's sad that nobody decided to either keep the original spire (radome) or came up with another design. I guess nobody seems to care about the meaning of this building, that will probably always have two names.

CCs77
Jul 26, 2013, 3:47 AM
A barbershop quartet (an a capella singing group) known as "The Broadscrapers" was singing last tuesday at Times Square and other Tourist sites. Sponsored by a real state investment firm, they sing dressed as famous NY skyscrapers: Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Citicorp Center and the most recent addition, One World Trade Center.

http://imageshack.us/a/img713/9599/m01f.jpg

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mfastx
Jul 26, 2013, 4:10 AM
Yeah, I have to say that the "spire" is certainly un-inspiring. The original design was vastly superior. I mean, we'll get used to it, but when someone changes a large aspect of a building like that after it's been designed, mid construction, just to save money, the result usually isn't very good.

NYguy
Jul 26, 2013, 4:49 AM
It's great to be back.


Because the triangular lines and the the parapet are white. It simply flows with the existing identity of the tower and makes the mast look less tacked on.

I know what you are saying.



Overtime most will just igonore the spire issue and move on and appreciate what we got.

Most people ignore it now, because they are not skyscraper followers. I am a skyscraper fan, and I know better. Most people just assume that the "greedy developers" will do
what they want to do, regardless. I usually disagree with that, but in this case, I'm forced to agree.



Sure buildings like 432 Park Avenue and 225 57th will be stunning, but they don't stand over the graves of thousands of people.

The sad thing is that there are so many people already out of touch with 9/11 and what this building represents. There are many, even here on this board, who see this as just another supertall,
a piece that fits into an already impressive skyline. It's an understanding of what it all means that brings distaste to so many. But for some, the mast is just plain tacky.



A barbershop quartet (an a capella singing group) known as "The Broadscrapers" was singing last tuesday at Times Square and other Tourist sites. Sponsored by a real state investment firm, they sing dressed as famous NY skyscrapers: Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Citicorp Center and the most recent addition, One World Trade Center.

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http://imageshack.us/a/img198/9425/dvy8.jpg

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That is awesome. I've been saying it was time for someone to do this.


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Look for cameos of the Freedom Tower here...

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And a glimpse of coming attractions...


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Yankee fan for life
Jul 26, 2013, 5:58 AM
What a shame. That spire is more tragic than the ground upon which the building stands. Definitely the ugliest spire in Manhattan. :yuck:

Sorry that title goes to the conde nast building !

chris08876
Jul 26, 2013, 9:50 AM
That ferris wheel is going to provide some of the best harbor views.

With talk about the spire, it wouldn't surprise me if down the road they decide to modify it and make it look better via cladding. I understand its a sensitive issue and yes i view the WTC1 as a symbolic tower there to honor and represent the sacrifice of the nation and those who died in vain by the evil that brought them to there demise, but it wouldn't surprise me if overtime they are to add some sort of modification to make it what it was originally intended to be. Right now it seems more of a money and time deadline problem.

Once the money roles in from rents, and tourism i'm sure they will consider it. Similar to how the ESB modified its spire.

Jimoteusz
Jul 26, 2013, 3:10 PM
i don't think they're still programming it. They've shown that they can light it fully now if they had the go ahead. But they're probably waiting to do some sort of pompous ceremony on 9/11/13.

Actually I talked to a guy who was working on it last week. Never gave me a "reveal" date but said they're still working on it.

Hudson11
Jul 26, 2013, 5:42 PM
Actually I talked to a guy who was working on it last week. Never gave me a "reveal" date but said they're still working on it.

i'd take his word over mine then.

JKL1234-
Jul 26, 2013, 8:12 PM
I believe 9/11/13 would've made a great opening date for this tower. Maybe the complex can officially open on 9/11/16 (the fifteenth anniversary), because 2 and 3 will probably be up by then. Anyway, love this building and I cannot wait for it to be opened!

Hudson11
Jul 26, 2013, 8:59 PM
I believe 9/11/13 would've made a great opening date for this tower. Maybe the complex can officially open on 9/11/16 (the fifteenth anniversary), because 2 and 3 will probably be up by then. Anyway, love this building and I cannot wait for it to be opened!

I think they're shooting for the new year.

NYguy
Jul 26, 2013, 10:01 PM
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Nexis4Jersey
Jul 26, 2013, 11:58 PM
WTC 1 seen 16 miles North in Downtown Yonkers,NY

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Jul 27, 2013, 12:36 PM
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QUEENSNYMAN
Jul 27, 2013, 3:48 PM
My video from this morning at the 69th Street Pier, Brooklyn.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWtvqeuUfrc&feature=youtu.be

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Jul 27, 2013, 5:56 PM
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QUEENSNYMAN
Jul 27, 2013, 10:30 PM
Some pictures from today by me NYMAN2010:

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DSC00024 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9378193821/) by NYMAN2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/51949497@N08/), on Flickr

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DSC00022 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9378195373/) by NYMAN2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/51949497@N08/), on Flickr

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DSC00020 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9380983746/) by NYMAN2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/51949497@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5476/9380984566_0dd4cc146e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9380984566/)
DSC00019 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9380984566/) by NYMAN2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/51949497@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3709/9378206247_3fe620beb0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9378206247/)
DSC00009 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9378206247/) by NYMAN2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/51949497@N08/), on Flickr

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DSC00004 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9380996034/) by NYMAN2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/51949497@N08/), on Flickr

QUEENSNYMAN
Jul 27, 2013, 10:33 PM
Check out the rest of my Flickr page for more pictures from present to past at

http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/

Puzzlecraft
Jul 27, 2013, 10:42 PM
What's the white box like structure on top of the rings for?

N830MH
Jul 27, 2013, 11:07 PM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5542/9380996034_4fc819bfd8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9380996034/)
DSC00004 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9380996034/) by NYMAN2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/51949497@N08/), on Flickr

Can you see helicopter? It is near the WTC1. Can you guys see it?

jshdodd
Jul 28, 2013, 6:28 AM
Some pictures from today by me NYMAN2010:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5444/9378193821_3f9dd41ae0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9378193821/)
DSC00024 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9378193821/) by NYMAN2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/51949497@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3795/9378195373_e36fce2fed_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9378195373/)
DSC00022 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9378195373/) by NYMAN2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/51949497@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2873/9380983746_4950d8387a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9380983746/)
DSC00020 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9380983746/) by NYMAN2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/51949497@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5476/9380984566_0dd4cc146e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9380984566/)
DSC00019 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9380984566/) by NYMAN2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/51949497@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3709/9378206247_3fe620beb0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9378206247/)
DSC00009 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9378206247/) by NYMAN2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/51949497@N08/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5542/9380996034_4fc819bfd8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9380996034/)
DSC00004 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/51949497@N08/9380996034/) by NYMAN2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/51949497@N08/), on Flickr
Possibly the hood vents for the air units on the roof?

Hudson11
Jul 28, 2013, 1:14 PM
no, that's a storage unit that's been on top of the 3rd comm ring for awhile now. The hood vents likely won't protrude beyond the rings.

CalibratedZeus
Jul 28, 2013, 4:42 PM
Shots from yesterday. Enjoy :cheers:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5483/9383127683_318b1108ac_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383127683/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383127683/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7428/9385905970_3f9b412db4_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9385905970/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9385905970/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3828/9385904678_e24ff855e1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9385904678/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9385904678/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7422/9383123513_f6d9908cc1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383123513/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383123513/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7427/9383447085_edb0856dcf_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383447085/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383447085/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3763/9386058370_947798b9f6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386058370/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386058370/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

Anyone know if this blue band of glass on the bottom is the actual color or just a protective coating? (There are like 3 spots you can see it under the blue foam coating)

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2807/9383276349_21253ab3e7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383276349/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383276349/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5480/9386223668_6b57cf5198_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386223668/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386223668/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/9385896586_e07f0b5c2f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9385896586/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9385896586/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7407/9385894782_339a2b12fe_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9385894782/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9385894782/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2816/9383380473_96e66ab326_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383380473/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383380473/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5329/9386155664_30bcbdae71_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386155664/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386155664/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7353/9383378033_4294e8601d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383378033/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383378033/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5537/9386220864_e89466e43d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386220864/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386220864/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3740/9383370953_494f7ed09d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383370953/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383370953/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2836/9383271641_ee34fb13d6_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383271641/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383271641/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5478/9386216008_67edcddbe9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386216008/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386216008/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2832/9386218020_ba26d122e8_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386218020/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386218020/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/9383373231_4e3636824c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383373231/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383373231/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5443/9386053122_b19d24baf1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386053122/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9386053122/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr

iiConTr0v3rSYx
Jul 28, 2013, 6:33 PM
Great close ups.

c9McM8TVoLU&list=HL1375036387&feature=mh_lolz

Not sure why the video isn't working....
Just click the link I guess.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/9380121333_d257046fae_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmarella/9380121333/)
Reflection Of A Golden Sunrise (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmarella/9380121333/) by pmarella (http://www.flickr.com/people/pmarella/), on Flickr

PMadFlyer
Jul 29, 2013, 2:34 PM
The fist Kevlar guy is attached to the west side of the spire on EarthCam. It has not been pulled taught yet.

NYC GUY
Jul 29, 2013, 4:01 PM
I think I count 3 wires. two in 1 on the crane.

drumz0rz
Jul 29, 2013, 5:28 PM
Looking from the Jersey side, the first guy wire pretty hard to make out. The Comms ring extends so far up and the hub where they attach is so low on the mast I don't think this will look anywhere near as striking as the original design and renders called for, but I'll withhold my full judgement until it's completely.

Not to throw fuel on the fire, but if the mast was covered in the white acrylic radome as originally planned, I'm sure the dark guy wires would stand out much more.

CCs77
Jul 29, 2013, 7:00 PM
In this picture, mentally taking the crane off, we can see the 1WTC almost as finished. Although I would rather have the radome, Now that the temporary platforms are gone, I think it doesn't look that bad either, with the remaining platforms rhythmically placed.


Shots from yesterday. Enjoy :cheers:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5483/9383127683_318b1108ac_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383127683/)
Trade 7-28-13 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67172991@N06/9383127683/) by calibratedzeus (http://www.flickr.com/people/67172991@N06/), on Flickr



The fist Kevlar guy is attached to the west side of the spire on EarthCam. It has not been pulled taught yet.


I suposse they have to install all four before they begin to pull, otherwise they could desestabilize the spire. I guess they have to pull each one a little bit in cycles in order not to desestabilize the spire.

MadGnome
Jul 29, 2013, 7:50 PM
Three double guys. You never see four. Three is actually more stable and less prone to oscillations.

Traynor
Jul 29, 2013, 9:09 PM
First guy-wire. Not much to see from the Earthcam close-up.

http://i.imgur.com/DRCDj5M.jpg
(Image from Earthcam found HERE (http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/worldtradecenter/index.php?goto=live))

randy1991
Jul 30, 2013, 1:18 PM
2 guy-wires installed!

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5457/9401690634_8ded9cb8d2_b.jpg

NYC=WTC
Jul 30, 2013, 2:48 PM
How many guy wires will be installed? How will the dishes look on the communication rings? I feel the guy wires and dishes will give the top of 1wtc a little more bulk & substance. :shrug:

jmatero
Jul 30, 2013, 3:23 PM
How many guy wires will be installed? How will the dishes look on the communication rings? I feel the guy wires and dishes will give the top of 1wtc a little more bulk & substance. :shrug:

8 guy wires... (4 pairs of 2)

NewYorque
Jul 30, 2013, 6:50 PM
Ah, the cables, great :)

Someone knows why have they covered the ring with curtains ?

I thought the ring was finished...

The North One
Jul 30, 2013, 7:31 PM
The spire would look so sick if it was just stainless steel like the beacon.

TouchTheSky13
Jul 30, 2013, 9:27 PM
I find it really interesting that the guy wires, which are intended to be mostly functional, are what ties the entire building together. Aesthetically, they subtly echo the tapering effect of the building below and make the building seem more complete and pleasing to the eye. I wish there were more of them, like in the original design. (I wish they had kept the original spire, too.)

randy1991
Jul 30, 2013, 9:41 PM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3689/9402136691_a7ee1a1439_b.jpg

NYguy
Jul 30, 2013, 11:04 PM
What's the white box like structure on top of the rings for?

Yeah, it's a trailer. They do a lot of live close ups on Good Day NY, and everytime I see it, I can't help but think what a great observation deck that could have been up there, the nice
circular walk.



TC Moore (http://www.flickr.com/photos/flannobrien/9400713897/sizes/h/in/photostream/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7357/9400713897_f568c71b82_h.jpg



wesleyrosenblum (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wesbran/9400111437/sizes/h/in/photostream/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5503/9400111437_3eb6eb3517_h.jpg

JordanCam
Jul 30, 2013, 11:27 PM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3806/9405433856_32e724cf02.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/99588359@N05/9405433856/)
IMG_0135 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/99588359@N05/9405433856/) by jordancamina (http://www.flickr.com/people/99588359@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/9405435246_1f5dd5dbc4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/99588359@N05/9405435246/)
IMG_0143 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/99588359@N05/9405435246/) by jordancamina (http://www.flickr.com/people/99588359@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5332/9405435322_3307137984.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/99588359@N05/9405435322/)
IMG_0144 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/99588359@N05/9405435322/) by jordancamina (http://www.flickr.com/people/99588359@N05/), on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3682/9402677741_6a1a603885.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/99588359@N05/9402677741/)
IMG_0148 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/99588359@N05/9402677741/) by jordancamina (http://www.flickr.com/people/99588359@N05/), on Flickr

Here are some pics that i took while studying at NYU this past week

MadGnome
Jul 31, 2013, 12:46 AM
Three double guys. You never see four. Three is actually more stable and less prone to oscillations.

Looks like I was wrong. I'm kind of surprised since I've put up a hundred towers with the math showing that three sets of guys makes for a more stable tower than four of the same rating. When you have an even number, it allows forces from and single cable to transfer to the opposite cable, causing all kinds of grief that an odd number of guys prevents.

mrnyc
Jul 31, 2013, 1:47 AM
flashback to 1981

http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o725/NYCnMore/random/null_zps79a56d79.png

Condopedia
Jul 31, 2013, 4:14 PM
Must have missed it along the way. Didn't realized the port authority was doing a photo contest surrounding this building.

https://www.facebook.com/wtcprogress/app_448952861833126

randy1991
Jul 31, 2013, 4:15 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7352/9410197008_6973b138f4_b.jpg

franktko
Jul 31, 2013, 5:42 PM
Looks like I was wrong. I'm kind of surprised since I've put up a hundred towers with the math showing that three sets of guys makes for a more stable tower than four of the same rating. When you have an even number, it allows forces from and single cable to transfer to the opposite cable, causing all kinds of grief that an odd number of guys prevents.

I don't know how "real" these guy wires are - the spire has stood without them for months now. The schedule to install these would have been much earlier if they were essential. We all know we can have pretty strong storms in July and the engineers were confident that the guy wires were not necessary during this time. Though they might give more stability in the end, I think they're more for looks than for structure, imo...

antinimby
Jul 31, 2013, 5:43 PM
I don't even think they look good.

uakoops
Jul 31, 2013, 7:03 PM
They are still slack. They will look better once they are pulled tight.

chris123678
Jul 31, 2013, 7:40 PM
I like the guy wires. They give the spire character.

jmatero
Jul 31, 2013, 7:42 PM
I don't know how "real" these guy wires are - the spire has stood without them for months now. The schedule to install these would have been much earlier if they were essential. We all know we can have pretty strong storms in July and the engineers were confident that the guy wires were not necessary during this time. Though they might give more stability in the end, I think they're more for looks than for structure, imo...

I think the guy wires are needed more with a radome. Now, wind can pass right through the spire. With a radome, I suspect it would sway significantly.

NYGrail
Jul 31, 2013, 8:44 PM
Although it was mentioned by someone earlier, here is the actual NY Daily News article on the photo contest for 1WTC.

One World Trade Center holds photo contest to send three winners to the top
The contest encourages amateur photographers to submit their shots of the tower to its Facebook page. The three with the most likes will give the winners an early preview of the view from the top of the 1,776-foot-tall tower.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/world-trade-center-holding-photo-contest-article-1.1413817#ixzz2aerEKvqS

MadGnome
Aug 1, 2013, 12:31 AM
I think the guy wires are needed more with a radome. Now, wind can pass right through the spire. With a radome, I suspect it would sway significantly.

It doesn't work that way. The radome would have made the mast more aerodynamic and actually have reduced peak loads. The turbulence caused by the naked structure is much harder to predict.
The mast would probably stand on it's own, but the loads will be easier to handle when they're distributed over a wider area by the guys. The guys will also make the roof much more able to handle loads caused by an impact, earthquake or a hurricane. Several hundred tons of mast shaking back and forth would be a helluva load for that one small area to handle.

chris08876
Aug 1, 2013, 1:27 AM
Construction Update: One World Trade Center

Work is beginning to wrap up at One World Trade Center, which saw its antenna completed this past May. The 1,368-foot supertall dominates the World Trade Center site, though its reign will not be permanent; 200 Greenwich, aka Two World Trade Center, will rise 1,350 feet, blunting the impact of One World Trade on the skyline. That assumes 200 Greenwich eventually gets built, which – at this point – looks unlikely.

Besides minor ongoing facade installation, most of the remaining work is on the tower’s interior. Designed by SOM, it seems the metal strips that define the edges of the tower’s isosceles-shaped sides are already turning a slight shade of yellow; likely a result of air pollution, but proof that smartphone-age materials remain susceptible to classic problems. Given One World Trade Center’s enormous price tag, maintenance funding is probably not a major concern – but it’s disheartening that the metal is already taking on an unexpected hue.
http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/onewtc3.jpg
NIKOLAI FEDAK, http://newyorkyimby.com/

fimiak
Aug 1, 2013, 3:02 AM
Such an unfair assessment of the steel considering the tower hasn't even been cleaned yet. That means there are literally years of grime that will be cleaned away that this article is not mentioning.

babybackribs2314
Aug 1, 2013, 3:56 AM
Years of grime when most of it has only been there for under a year... OK?

It began to become apparent earlier this spring, btw.

RobEss
Aug 1, 2013, 6:42 AM
Years of grime when most of it has only been there for under a year... OK?

It began to become apparent earlier this spring, btw.

The yellow tint is the reflection from the World Financial Center - if you go to Chelsea piers or Tribeca or anywhere else that isn't at an extreme angle to 1WTC, you'll notice that the steel is just dully reflective, hence the tint.

chris08876
Aug 1, 2013, 6:53 AM
The yellow tint is the reflection from the World Financial Center - if you go to Chelsea piers or Tribeca or anywhere else that isn't at an extreme angle to 1WTC, you'll notice that the steel is just dully reflective, hence the tint.

I think that author of that article was just expressing his frustration over the time and money that the project has took. Judging from the tone. Plus even steel is victim to the environmental chemistry of oxidation. It could happen anywhere really.

chris08876
Aug 1, 2013, 6:57 AM
Hey we all should get our camera's ready if we want some early access: :)

=======================

One World Trade Center holds photo contest to send three winners to the top


One World Trade Center has set its sights on being not just America's tallest building, but the most photographed as well.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is holding a photography contest for the monumental 1,776-foot-tall skyscraper that will give three lucky winners an exclusive trip to the top.

Photographers behind the three most 'liked' photos posted to the WTC Progress Facebook page from now until Aug. 25 will be given a sneak peak tour of the "jewel of New York's skyline" as early as a year and a half before it opens to the public.

NINA GOLGOWSKI / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, 2013, http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/world-trade-center-holding-photo-contest-article-1.1413817
==============================

hunser
Aug 1, 2013, 12:38 PM
Chris-Håvard Berge (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chberge/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5327/9402567665_b0420f58bb_k.jpg

deepen915
Aug 1, 2013, 1:53 PM
more progress!
http://www.earthcam.com/swf/cam_player/temp_images/1375365178329.jpg

StrongIsland
Aug 1, 2013, 6:08 PM
Years of grime when most of it has only been there for under a year... OK?

It began to become apparent earlier this spring, btw.

Uhm most of the glass has been up since 2010 and onward so yeah years of grime.

MercurySky
Aug 1, 2013, 7:31 PM
I am sure the wires will be lit at night adding to the colorful light effects.

sw5710
Aug 1, 2013, 7:34 PM
today
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4857506328_cc87e7fcec_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimlesses/4857506328/sizes/l/in/photostream/

3 years ago today.

NYguy
Aug 1, 2013, 11:05 PM
Must have missed it along the way. Didn't realized the port authority was doing a photo contest surrounding this building.

https://www.facebook.com/wtcprogress/app_448952861833126

Yeah, it's already been getting a lot of votes...

http://www.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headLine_id=1812
PORT AUTHORITY EXCEEDS ONE THOUSAND VOTES JUST ONE DAY AFTER
LAUNCHING ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER PHOTO CONTEST

Date: Jul 30, 2013



I think it's pretty much as advertised...


http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/145279988/original.jpg



http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5471/9416058416_9321ab56a7_h.jpg
Matthew Pugliese (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattpugs/9416058416/sizes/h/in/photostream/)



http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/145279986/original.jpg



http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3736/9412312416_0fa4e4ccc7_h.jpg
MaxChu (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxchu/9412312416/sizes/h/in/photostream/)



http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/151623722/original.jpg



http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5335/9409539047_aaf2e3e1e0_b.jpg
MaxChu (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxchu/9409539047/sizes/l/in/photostream/)

jmatero
Aug 1, 2013, 11:38 PM
Yeah, it's already been getting a lot of votes...

I think it's pretty much as advertised...

http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/151623722/original.jpg

This picture actually moved me.... and I wasn't expecting it. It is so close to the vision I have in my mind.... back in 1973.... as a child on the circle line.

I keep bouncing back between tears and a broad grin. I'm so happy with the way it turned out! It's undeniably and unapologetically American. And it fits perfectly into the NYC skyline. Well done!

:tup:

pnapp1
Aug 1, 2013, 11:45 PM
Looks like they are assembling the derrick crane. Tower cranes days are almost over.

N830MH
Aug 1, 2013, 11:55 PM
Looks like they are assembling the derrick crane. Tower cranes days are almost over.

Yup, sure is. They will be removed the cranes very soon. It will take a while.