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Zensteeldude
May 4, 2011, 4:43 AM
I am sorry to inform you that the forum member that you all knew as Zensteeldude died from injuries sustained in an auto accident on April 20th, the day before his 49th birthday.

Know that his wife and three children are alive and well and coping with this tragedy as best they can. This is the LAST post from Zen. God bless us all.


Linda

NYCLuver
May 4, 2011, 5:39 AM
Is that true? Oh my goodness. :( I'm so sorry for the loss, I don't even know what to say?

thenbagis
May 4, 2011, 2:40 PM
Is that true? Oh my goodness. :( I'm so sorry for the loss, I don't even know what to say?


I checked http://www.nj.com/obituaries/ for obituaries (using Linda and age 48) and couldn't find anything... But I'd say it'd be a really really sick joke to say that if it weren't true.

Sad... really sad.

RoldanTTLB
May 4, 2011, 7:54 PM
RIP

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5106/5688202982_d524bc1d38_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7799907@N05/5688202982/)

jigglysquishy
May 4, 2011, 8:07 PM
So sad to see him go. He was an asset to these boards and its quite unfortunate that he won't see this project completed.

Antares41
May 4, 2011, 8:14 PM
What a tragedy! Zensteeldude was a informative contributor to this thread.
He will be sorely missed. Condolences to his family and friends.

ESB/WTC fan
May 4, 2011, 9:15 PM
Very sorry to hear about Zen's passing, shocking.

I see they started putting glass on this tower, such a sad time period on these forums though.

WillPostPix
May 4, 2011, 9:20 PM
Yes, this seems very sad news, although I did not meet that forumer on here. A sad time for all, for sure.

SkyscrapersOfNewYork
May 4, 2011, 10:32 PM
is that cladding on WTC 4?????????????????????????

colemonkee
May 5, 2011, 4:45 PM
It's almost as if they're honoring Zensteeldude by installing the first panels of glass. At least that's the way I like to think about it. :cheers:

RKOwens44
May 5, 2011, 10:07 PM
Wow Roldan, that picture clears up so much for me now. Earlier today I was watching a reporter on CNN where the front of 4WTC was in the background and I could see that looked like glass up high but I never thought for a second that it was a part of 4WTC, so I was trying to think what else it could be... awesome that it actually was a part of 4WTC!

The Grand Architect
May 8, 2011, 1:22 PM
Nice to see the glass panels going up!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those glass panels in that picture being placed between the lobby and the first floor above it?

animatedmartian
May 8, 2011, 2:00 PM
Nice to see the glass panels going up!

Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those glass panels in that picture being placed between the lobby and the first floor above it?
You would be correct, sir. :yes:
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3126/3407tower4rendering.jpg
Image from WTC website (http://www.wtc.com/media/images/d/34_07_Tower4_Rendering.jpg).

jwalas
May 11, 2011, 11:45 PM
May 11
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa155/jwalas/Construction/DSCN2362.jpg

NYCLuver
May 12, 2011, 3:37 AM
May 11th, 2011

(All WTC photos I post from now on are dedicated to ZenSteelDude. We miss you friend. :))

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t263/DKNY617/IMG_2687.jpg
http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t263/DKNY617/IMG_2691.jpg
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2694.jpg
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2695.jpg
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2698.jpg
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2701.jpg
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2702.jpg
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2704.jpg
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2705.jpg
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2707.jpg
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2708.jpg
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2709.jpg

NYguy
May 12, 2011, 3:49 AM
You would be correct, sir. :yes:
http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/3126/3407tower4rendering.jpg
Image from WTC website (http://www.wtc.com/media/images/d/34_07_Tower4_Rendering.jpg).


Pics from last week...

http://www.bluemelon.com/photo/18581/1366780.jpg



http://www.bluemelon.com/photo/18581/1366781.jpg



http://www.bluemelon.com/photo/18581/1366782.jpg

RobertWalpole
May 12, 2011, 11:14 AM
I am sorry to inform you that the forum member that you all knew as Zensteeldude died from injuries sustained in an auto accident on April 20th, the day before his 49th birthday.

Know that his wife and three children are alive and well and coping with this tragedy as best they can. This is the LAST post from Zen. God bless us all.


Linda

I am shocked. This is very sad. He seemed to be a fantastic person.

davidinasia
May 12, 2011, 1:08 PM
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2704.jpg
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2705.jpg
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2707.jpg
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy306/DKNY619/IMG_2708.jpg



Well, I for one think the T4 glass looks great. Although, as with the other buildings, it is hard to really see the intended effect until at least a few rows of it are in place. Interesting that we see highly reflective paneling being used again, as in T1. This change alone will certainly give the new WTC a very different look from the old. Thanks for the great images NYCLuver.

BTW, I have paid my respects to Zen in the T1 thread already so I will not repeat those thoughts here.

davidinasia
May 13, 2011, 5:49 AM
Pics from last week...

http://www.bluemelon.com/photo/18581/1366780.jpg



Also... what is the deal with that prominent sign saying "Siamese"?

Hehe, if you made a list of "words least likely to be seen on the WTC site", seems to me that would be pretty high on it. ;)

Seriously, is that like a contractor or what? I'm guessing it isn't a special entrance for Siamese twins.

Alliance
May 13, 2011, 6:41 AM
"In fire protection engineering, a Siamese connection is a pipe fitting that allows two fire hoses to be connected to a single standpipe riser at the same general location."

JACKinBeantown
May 14, 2011, 1:11 AM
Actually you see Siamese standpipes all over New York City. So it's a very likely word to see on a building site in Manhattan.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ZyD0X1Hs3Wc/SGPTQFMZ96I/AAAAAAAAB3c/mvIz-AMPJBU/s400/IMG_0067.JPG
Blogspot - no credit listed that I found. (First search result in Google images)

The Grand Architect
May 14, 2011, 1:47 AM
Glass is lookin' good!

BTW, expect even more reflection on the glass panels on this tower. T4's glass facade was specifically design to be less transparent than the other WTC towers, thus causing more reflection.

NYYskyline
May 14, 2011, 3:27 AM
May 11
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa155/jwalas/Construction/DSCN2362.jpg

Nice shot. It's really cool that WTC can be see a few blocks away

westmc9th
May 14, 2011, 2:21 PM
Notice the Matte finish STR has mentioned before

May 11, 2011
4 WTC Facade Now Going Up
The first facade panel going up (photo by Joe Woolhead)
http://lowermanhattan.info/images/news/051111_1wtccurtain_160.jpg

On the west side of 4 World Trade Center (WTC), the first glass façade panels were installed on April 25th and are now continuing up the building. The façade work marks a new milestone in construction of the 72-story tower, whose curtain wall is designed “to achieve a matte metallic quality with a luminous sheen,” according to developer Silverstein Properties.

The glass itself is fabricated by Viracon in Minnesota, and is made into complete panels by Benson Global, the Oregon-based company manufacturing the curtain walls for both 4 and 1 WTC. The Tower 4 façade includes 11,000 glass panels, half of which are already completed are now being shipped to the site. Architect Fumihiko Maki and other team members already viewed panel samples in summer 2009, when a “mock-up” was constructed at the MetFab plant in New Jersey.

The future 2.5 million-square-foot tower’s steel frame is now up to the 23rd floor, with concrete, masonry, and elevator work continuing as the structure rises. The completed tower will be home to a 47-foot-tall lobby that faces the National 9/11 Memorial, enclosed by 20 large glass panels. The tower is projected to open in late 2013.

davidinasia
May 15, 2011, 11:22 AM
"In fire protection engineering, a Siamese connection is a pipe fitting that allows two fire hoses to be connected to a single standpipe riser at the same general location."

OK. Thanks. Well, you truly learn something new every day.

CoolCzech
May 17, 2011, 11:41 PM
Actually you see Siamese standpipes all over New York City. So it's a very likely word to see on a building site in Manhattan.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ZyD0X1Hs3Wc/SGPTQFMZ96I/AAAAAAAAB3c/mvIz-AMPJBU/s400/IMG_0067.JPG
Blogspot - no credit listed that I found. (First search result in Google images)

Wow, they oddly remind me of two ex-girlfriends. I don't remember if they had heads, either...

STR
May 18, 2011, 7:44 AM
I think I nailed the glass on this one pretty well the first time through, before I went back and messed with it.
http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/images/64580.gif

JG1324
May 24, 2011, 3:04 PM
More Glass.

http://i.imgur.com/UNZB9.jpg

Fishman92
May 24, 2011, 6:27 PM
Wow, that glass looks fantastic.

uakoops
May 24, 2011, 6:41 PM
Crane jump and new columns today too.

patriotizzy
May 24, 2011, 6:44 PM
Hurry up with the glass! I'm excited for more!

TinnitusClock
May 24, 2011, 7:00 PM
is that glass going up more on the right or in the middle there?

steveve
May 24, 2011, 8:18 PM
that's a great shot showing the trees blooming around the memorials! looks great!

jwalas
May 24, 2011, 11:49 PM
May 24.

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/6429/dscn2529.jpg

http://img815.imageshack.us/img815/3876/dscn2525.jpg

Kanto
May 31, 2011, 9:20 PM
Too bad they didn't make this building 3 meters taller. Then it would be a supertall :awesome:

uaarkson
May 31, 2011, 9:32 PM
Supertall will always be 1000 ft. to me. In my home country, birthplace of the skyscraper.

animatedmartian
Jun 1, 2011, 3:18 PM
More cladding in the process of being put up.

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/7274/zscren159.png
http://evsdatacenter.netfirms.com/kpitv/silver.htm

colemonkee
Jun 1, 2011, 4:28 PM
Wow, very reflective. This is going to look just like one big silvery mirror. A nice contrast from the blue glass of 1 and 7 WTC.

uaarkson
Jun 1, 2011, 4:44 PM
None of the towers use colored glass. 1 & 7 look blue because people photograph them from the ground as they reflect the sky. In the case of the above shot of 4WTC, the angle shows the cladding reflecting the surrounding cityscape, hence the silvery appearance.

4WTC's glass is more reflective though, I believe.

The Grand Architect
Jun 3, 2011, 1:05 AM
None of the towers use colored glass. 1 & 7 look blue because people photograph them from the ground as they reflect the sky. In the case of the above shot of 4WTC, the angle shows the cladding reflecting the surrounding cityscape, hence the silvery appearance.

4WTC's glass is more reflective though, I believe.

4WTC's glass is more reflective because its glass is less transparent than the other towers. The light coming towards the tower bounces back because of the opacity. This combined creates an illusion of being "more reflective".

CoolCzech
Jun 3, 2011, 1:51 PM
It's going to be such a joy, a sensory feast, to walk thru the memorial park one day, with all the grand towers all around. I wish some would stop letting their obsession with rebuilding the Twins, reaching exactly 1,000 feet, etc., get in the way of their appreciation for what is probably the most architecturally accomplished project of our time.

hunser
Jun 3, 2011, 3:15 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3588/5792657781_54c6bf1146_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wastzzz/5792657781/)
Highrise (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wastzzz/5792657781/) von max aka wast (http://www.flickr.com/people/wastzzz/) auf Flickr

Traynor
Jun 3, 2011, 5:50 PM
The glazing is really nice but I'm not getting their use of:

“to achieve a matte metallic quality with a luminous sheen”

I think they need to look up what the word "matte" means. Brushed stainless steel has a matte finish. This looks mirrored to me.

:shrug:

Horizon in air
Jun 4, 2011, 7:06 PM
4WTC's glass is more reflective because its glass is less transparent than the other towers. The light coming towards the tower bounces back because of the opacity. This combined creates an illusion of being "more reflective".

And the reason why the American flag is red white and blue because it bounces back all colors of the visible spectrum with a little more emphasis on blue and red lights, right?

I've never heard anything about reflectivity having anything to do with opacity, "bouncing back due to opacity" just seems a little bit weird, doesn't it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresnel_equations

I think what you're trying to say is:" due to opacity it's harder to see through thus making the reflected images more conspicuous."

pico44
Jun 5, 2011, 3:07 AM
The glazing is really nice but I'm not getting their use of:

“to achieve a matte metallic quality with a luminous sheen”

I think they need to look up what the word "matte" means. Brushed stainless steel has a matte finish. This looks mirrored to me.

:shrug:



You tell 'em Traynor. Sure you only have a couple photographs taken with a poor camera from about 800 feet away, but I gotta respect your authoritative tone. Yeah, the developers are involved with the actual design and manufacturing of the glass; but what the hell do those assholes know?

STR
Jun 6, 2011, 9:40 AM
^They clearly don't know enough to pick up a dictionary. The definition of "matte" is not something that will change with proximity to this particular project.

4WTC is glossy and reflective:
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/8990/wt1201.jpg

The Grand Architect
Jun 6, 2011, 3:13 PM
And the reason why the American flag is red white and blue because it bounces back all colors of the visible spectrum with a little more emphasis on blue and red lights, right?

I've never heard anything about reflectivity having anything to do with opacity, "bouncing back due to opacity" just seems a little bit weird, doesn't it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresnel_equations

I think what you're trying to say is:" due to opacity it's harder to see through thus making the reflected images more conspicuous."

That's part of what I meant. To elaborate, in physics, light rays cannot hit an object and stop suddenly. It must bounce back (mirror), OR go through it(clear glass), OR it can be absorbed or turned into heat energy (black). In this case, most of the light cannot go through it because it is not as transparent as the other WTC tower's facade, and bounces back. Take a look at STR's rendering. You'll see what I mean. And finally, the blue sky tops off the reflection, giving the tower (and all WTC towers) a blue finish.

A free lesson on light spectrums in about 2 minutes. Can't beat that, can you?

BTW thanks STR for the amazing rendering and "visual aid".!

animatedmartian
Jun 6, 2011, 4:05 PM
I'm surprised at how well the glass enhances the minimalism of the design. I like it. :tup: Thanks for the render STR.

Edit: Some pictures, yay!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5234/5801989857_82b26facbe_b.jpg
in.formed
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/53024120@N04/5801989857/sizes/l/in/photostream/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2719/5798540402_2c535e47f5_b.jpg
MrSchmo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/47576990@N07/5798540402/sizes/l/in/photostream/)

vandelay
Jun 6, 2011, 6:16 PM
All the preliminary renderings of 4WTC showed a matte facade, but Silverstein had the final say on the glazing. I have no doubt that he chose the reflective glass, whether on price or aesthetic grounds.

brenGT2
Jun 6, 2011, 7:14 PM
I really like what I'm seeing so far. I can't wait to get a better feel for how the glass looks on the building as more is applied to it.

steveve
Jun 6, 2011, 8:03 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5234/5801989857_82b26facbe_b.jpg
in.formed
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/53024120@N04/5801989857/sizes/l/in/photostream/)



Jaw droppingly surreal pic.:cheers:
digging the reflectiveness.

sterlippo1
Jun 6, 2011, 8:35 PM
how many floors is this up to ? also, i was just thinking, as much as a monster 1WTC is right now imagine that this one will be about 100 ft taller than WTC is at this point. am i somewhat close on that?

Loqy Lion
Jun 6, 2011, 9:48 PM
also, i was just thinking, as much as a monster 1WTC is right now imagine that this one will be about 100 ft taller than WTC is at this point. am i somewhat close on that?

Yes. .

Obey
Jun 6, 2011, 11:59 PM
Glass???? Awesome!!!!

STR
Jun 7, 2011, 12:25 AM
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/3122/wt1202.jpg

sterlippo1
Jun 7, 2011, 10:50 AM
great stuff STR, love the reflection of W in the mirror-like glass. It's going to be a fantastic addition:cheers:

STR
Jun 8, 2011, 8:32 PM
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/3742/wt1207.jpg

Patapsco
Jun 9, 2011, 12:43 AM
June 7, 2011 - from 30th floor of One Liberty Place

Our view is now gone

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3511/5813654932_f41a3e6bbd_b.jpg

Patapsco
Jun 9, 2011, 10:18 PM
June 9, 2011 3oth floor One Liberty Place

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5109/5815988417_bd117158db_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5302/5815988183_499e350c91_b.jpg

animatedmartian
Jun 10, 2011, 9:41 PM
justinwcook (http://www.flickr.com/photos/justinwcook/5817570717/in/photostream)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3355/5817570717_d42f16a57c_b.jpg

PLNU Alumni (http://www.flickr.com/photos/plnualumni/5818827578/in/photostream/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3401/5818827578_d39231eab0_o.jpg


in.formed (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53024120@N04/5816088369/sizes/l/in/photostream/)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2617/5816088369_2b396f0945_o.jpg

Horizon in air
Jun 11, 2011, 12:21 AM
A free lesson on light spectrums in about 2 minutes. Can't beat that, can you?

BTW thanks STR for the amazing rendering and "visual aid".!

With all due respect, TGA, all I could visualize in my mind when I read this was layman Joe rambling on the couch about something he vaguely understood but couldn't quite get right. It would be nice if you describe a phenomenon your way, but please, do it without trying too hard to impress people by juggling scientific terms you barely understand. We get what you're trying to say.



I really don't want to mention this but I do have a B.S in engineering and I'm almost finishing my M.S, and I do know optics quite well. I'm sure a lot of people in this thread are highly educated too, and you don't see them trying to rub their stuff into you either.

The Grand Architect
Jun 11, 2011, 12:56 AM
I really don't want to mention this but I do have a B.S in engineering and I'm almost finishing my M.S, and I do know optics quite well. I'm sure a lot of people in this thread are highly educated too, and you don't see them trying to rub their stuff into you either.



It wasn't intended to be rubbed it in their faces. I was simply explaining, - but I was taking it to another level, because apparently uaarkson was attempting to explain to another forumer why "glass looks blue". I mean, everyone knows that the reflection of the blue sky causes the glass to appear blue, right?

In that post, assuming that he was taking it as a joke to intimidate him, I decided to join in. Don't take my previous post as a "rub it in their faces" post, but rather, take it as a joke.

A person with a M.S. and B.S. in engineering (any field of study, really), should hopefully know that was sarcasm...

STR
Jun 11, 2011, 8:28 AM
I really don't want to mention this but I do have a B.S in engineering and I'm almost finishing my M.S, and I do know optics quite well.

Optics you say? Neat. See, I have this telescope, it's pretty small. Think you could grind some lenses, weld some metal, and make me a new one? For free, of course.

The Grand Architect
Jun 11, 2011, 1:48 PM
Optics you say? Neat. See, I have this telescope, it's pretty small. Think you could grind some lenses, weld some metal, and make me a new one? For free, of course.

:haha::haha::haha::haha::haha:

Horizon in air
Jun 11, 2011, 6:25 PM
It wasn't intended to be rubbed it in their faces. I was simply explaining, - but I was taking it to another level, because apparently uaarkson was attempting to explain to another forumer why "glass looks blue". I mean, everyone knows that the reflection of the blue sky causes the glass to appear blue, right?

In that post, assuming that he was taking it as a joke to intimidate him, I decided to join in. Don't take my previous post as a "rub it in their faces" post, but rather, take it as a joke.

A person with a M.S. and B.S. in engineering (any field of study, really), should hopefully know that was sarcasm...

Masking it by saying it's sarcasm is a pretty easy way out, no? But like I said, I get what you're trying to say there with that original explanation. It's just silly when one tries a tad to hard to sound professional. But I rest my case.

Oh and STR, sure thing =D. Do you want fries with that too?

The Grand Architect
Jun 11, 2011, 7:36 PM
Masking it by saying it's sarcasm is a pretty easy way out, no? But like I said, I get what you're trying to say there with that original explanation. It's just silly when one tries a tad to hard to sound professional. But I rest my case.

Oh and STR, sure thing =D. Do you want fries with that too?

STR doesn't want fries. He wants coleslaw.

THE BIG APPLE
Jun 13, 2011, 6:59 AM
MichaelTapp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59949757@N06/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3501/5826919227_8f51ec39cd_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3441/5827470096_30c0993296_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2120/5827469490_a3a716cdf4_b.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5235/5826918765_92a653df50_b.jpg

THE BIG APPLE
Jun 13, 2011, 7:06 AM
JohnnyJohnnyJohnny (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnnyostberg/5825125498/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2455/5825125498_9372ab4bc8_b.jpg

animatedmartian
Jun 13, 2011, 2:17 PM
MichaelTapp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59949757@N06/)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3441/5827470096_30c0993296_b.jpg


Awesome pictures. I have a hard time actually understanding the scale of the whole site, but when I do realize it then it hits me as just amazing how complicated and how much work these guys put into this site with really almost no delays other than weather. Much respect to WTC construction workers. :tup:

JayPro
Jun 13, 2011, 7:54 PM
@Animatedmartian;

Consider this:

The WTC construction workers are the front end corps responsible for recapturing the awesomeness of the Downtown cityscape. And after all these months of bureaucratic and economic hurdles, said workers are chomping at the bit to do their duty, i.e. using novel techniques and recycled building materials to bring to life everything about this magnificent complex that's been planned, negotiated and quibbled over for more than 7 years.
With respect to Towers One and Four, they almost certainly have no other foreseeable hurdles to clear. Two and Three need anchor tenants; that's a cinch. When they come, there's no stopping at street level, which is what I would think these workers pray for more than anything.
BTW, I'm sure that the speed of construction we're seeing will not put structural integrity on the sacrificial altar of beating a deadline. Perahps I'm saying that out of the sheer incredulity on my part over how far along Tower One really has come...and, from the looks of it, this one here.

steveve
Jun 13, 2011, 8:14 PM
Awesome pictures. I have a hard time actually understanding the scale of the whole site, but when I do realize it then it hits me as just amazing how complicated and how much work these guys put into this site with really almost no delays other than weather. Much respect to WTC construction workers. :tup:

definitely a complicated site to work on, especially with the path station/tracks.
not to mention, everything project/tower has to be built with the other ones in mind, little room for error here. like tower 4 has no ground on it's northern wall, which will eventually be side to side with tower 3.

colemonkee
Jun 14, 2011, 12:51 AM
^ Below grade they are wall to wall, but above grade there's some separation. Still, probably one of the more complicated construction sites out there.

STR
Jun 14, 2011, 1:06 AM
^ Below grade they are wall to wall, but above grade there's some separation. Still, probably one of the more complicated construction sites out there.

Wall to wall? Hell, it's slab to slab. The underground area will be contiguous, with HVAC, plumbing and electrical all interwoven (and separate from the systems used in the towers) and you'll walk from the area built for Tower 4, to the one built for Tower 3 without ever knowing the difference.

Oh and STR, sure thing =D. Do you want fries with that too?

Only if they're ground to optical perfection, after being fried perfectly. I want spectacular tasting fries with the sheen of a new car's paint job.

Horizon in air
Jun 14, 2011, 8:24 AM
Wall to wall? Hell, it's slab to slab. The underground area will be contiguous, with HVAC, plumbing and electrical all interwoven (and separate from the systems used in the towers) and you'll walk from the area built for Tower 4, to the one built for Tower 3 without ever knowing the difference.



Only if they're ground to optical perfection, after being fried perfectly. I want spectacular tasting fries with the sheen of a new car's paint job.

They will be fascinating, plump and full of flavor but overflowing with shininess--J.J Abrams style.. if that's your cup of tea. :)

animatedmartian
Jun 14, 2011, 4:31 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5066/5831066788_074b3baa83_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/in_stitches/5831066788/)
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Obey
Jun 14, 2011, 10:59 PM
That reflection is ridiculous

mindbender
Jun 15, 2011, 12:44 AM
^^^^
For real, I had to do a double take and head scratch when I first looked at the picture.

The Grand Architect
Jun 15, 2011, 1:55 AM
That reflection is ridiculous

Don't worry about it, it just looks that way because there are only few glass panels installed. When there is more, it will look fantastic. Trust me.

Oh and BTW, Horizon in air, if you don't know how to make the fries, STR will be more than happy to make you a rendering of the fries to his statisfaction- for a price, of course.

JoePDX
Jun 15, 2011, 8:02 AM
Don't worry about it, it just looks that way because there are only few glass panels installed. When there is more, it will look fantastic. Trust me.

Oh and BTW, Horizon in air, if you don't know how to make the fries, STR will be more than happy to make you a rendering of the fries to his statisfaction- for a price, of course.

I think he meant it as a compliment as in "ridiculous" : something that is unbelievable in some way shape or form, an event worthy of memory. (definition in the urban dictionary)

animatedmartian
Jun 15, 2011, 2:59 PM
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denkmanttlb (http://www.flickr.com/people/7799907@N05/)

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denkmanttlb (http://www.flickr.com/people/7799907@N05/)

I've been wishing there were pictures from the Liberty street side. :banana:

hunser
Jun 15, 2011, 3:30 PM
found by Otie over at SSC!

Joe Woolhead (http://www.joewoolhead.com/):

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colemonkee
Jun 15, 2011, 6:35 PM
Amazing photos. And that glass is uber-reflective.

NYCLuver
Jun 15, 2011, 6:43 PM
June 15th, 2011

(I'll just say I haven't seen a place with more good looking construction workers than I did at 4 WTC. I think I found a new hunting ground. :jester: :whip: )

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Fishman92
Jun 15, 2011, 7:06 PM
Love the updates man, that glass is looking pretty spectacular. Can't wait to see more!

The Grand Architect
Jun 16, 2011, 1:29 PM
Those glass panels are not even glass panels! They're giant mirrors!

SkyscrapersOfNewYork
Jun 16, 2011, 7:29 PM
Thanks to Otie on SSC

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/5836247159_95279e7c37_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/5836247159_95279e7c37_b.jpg

animatedmartian
Jun 16, 2011, 9:26 PM
Oh, this view in 2016~ :slob:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5144/5838190442_b6438de438_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ixxidust/5838190442/)
ixxidust (http://www.flickr.com/people/ixxidust/)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5189/5840534744_12d6d5cd64_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53024120@N04/5840534744/)
in.formed (http://www.flickr.com/people/53024120@N04/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3643/5840549030_ec52155e1b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53024120@N04/5840549030/)
in.formed (http://www.flickr.com/people/53024120@N04/)

It seems like they're getting the cladding on pretty quick.

Tall guy 31
Jun 17, 2011, 1:42 AM
Thanks to Otie on SSC

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/5836247159_95279e7c37_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/5836247159_95279e7c37_b.jpg

What is SSC??? Is this another site to view photos & diagrams?? If so, can I have the link please?? Thank you. :)

jigglysquishy
Jun 17, 2011, 1:54 AM
Its Skyscrapercity

That and SSP (the site we're on now) used to be the same site and were separated for whatever reason. They have a far more international crowd than we do.

user2468
Jun 17, 2011, 2:24 AM
Wow,his tower is really getting up there. BTW does anyone know when it will reach its halfway point?

Tall guy 31
Jun 17, 2011, 2:47 AM
Its Skyscrapercity

That and SSP (the site we're on now) used to be the same site and were separated for whatever reason. They have a far more international crowd than we do.


Thank you!!!!

KevinFromTexas
Jun 17, 2011, 4:45 AM
Its Skyscrapercity

That and SSP (the site we're on now) used to be the same site and were separated for whatever reason. They have a far more international crowd than we do.

SkyscraperPage and SkyscraperCity were never the same site.

JoePDX
Jun 17, 2011, 6:07 AM
What is SSC??? Is this another site to view photos & diagrams?? If so, can I have the link please?? Thank you. :)

What I find pretty staggering is that Look at 1 WTC NOW...4 WT Center will be 120 feet taller than this when complete and its the SMALLEST of the four new world trade center towers!!!!

THE BIG APPLE
Jun 17, 2011, 7:41 PM
JUNE 17, 2011

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GU-z16G0QVM/TfuknONKvHI/AAAAAAAAAI8/NNQHKNuv5w8/s576/DSC01644.JPG

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THE BIG APPLE
Jun 18, 2011, 6:11 AM
annikalidne (http://www.flickr.com/photos/annikalidne/)

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The Grand Architect
Jun 18, 2011, 12:58 PM
Wow,his tower is really getting up there. BTW does anyone know when it will reach its halfway point?

4 more floors. It's already at the 32nd floor. Half-way point, in terms of number of floors is 36 (72 total floors divided by 2 = 36). So 4 more floors, then it's halfway done!

animatedmartian
Jun 20, 2011, 5:28 PM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5191/5853024733_7d8f11ce8f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/53024120@N04/5853024733/)
in.formed (http://www.flickr.com/people/53024120@N04/)

SkyscrapersOfNewYork
Jun 20, 2011, 9:38 PM
I love how the glass changes color with the time of day.

Lofter1, from photobucket.com
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p242/Lofter1/WTC/4%20WTC/110619_4WTC_05.jpg
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Alliance
Jun 20, 2011, 9:47 PM
This cladding is so 1980s...

SkyscrapersOfNewYork
Jun 20, 2011, 9:56 PM
This cladding is so 1980s...

In what way? It looks like a glass facade,no different from Lever House or any other all glass facade that was ever built.