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TechTalkGuy
Jun 25, 2012, 8:36 PM
:previous: We're almost there! :tup:

CarlosV
Jun 26, 2012, 3:24 AM
taken today 6/25/12 by my buddy who is a construction worker there with his iphone :) from 1 WTC at the 90th floor

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7445236626_fc9eb76e6e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7445236626/)
IMG_5015 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7445236626/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

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WTC 4 Tower Topped With Last Beam :banana:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7445260942_9cdb1ec80f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7445260942/)
1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7445260942/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8160/7445288412_69560a7056_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7445288412/)
DSC_0331 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7445288412/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

uaarkson
Jun 26, 2012, 3:30 AM
Not topped out yet. Parapet glass will eventually bring this to its final 977 ft height.

chris123678
Jun 26, 2012, 3:39 AM
So If I'm correct the parapet will be open with no roof so when will the cranes be taken down?

TechTalkGuy
Jun 26, 2012, 3:48 AM
Some seriously amazing views there, CarlosV (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/member.php?u=3890) !! :tup:

Noll
Jun 26, 2012, 10:34 PM
WTC Progress on Twitter (http://twitter.com/WTCProgress)

https://p.twimg.com/AwVrKdNCMAAMdt-.jpg:large

https://p.twimg.com/AwU0fTiCMAAkG6d.jpg:large

colemonkee
Jun 26, 2012, 10:57 PM
Well, that is indeed pretty kickass.

caltrane74
Jun 26, 2012, 11:18 PM
I like it!

I really, like it!!

chris123678
Jun 27, 2012, 12:36 AM
From Lower Manhattan Info

http://www.lowermanhattan.info/news/gallery/photos/2012_6_4wtc_view_from_w_hotel_-_credit_joe_woolhead.jpg

http://www.lowermanhattan.info/news/gallery/photos/2012_6_16_4wtc_ironwork_-_credit_joe_woolhead__2_.jpg

http://www.lowermanhattan.info/news/gallery/photos/4wtc-topout_kchauvin__202.jpg

NewYorkDominates
Jun 27, 2012, 12:52 AM
Accident at World Trade Center site

-Worker impaled at World Trade Center site
June 26,2012 6:11 P.M.-


(Quote)A worker was seriously hurt at the construction site of Four World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, authorities said.

The 37-year-old man fell about four to five feet and was impaled on some rebar, the FDNY said.

He suffered a puncture wound on the left side of his torso.

Medics brought the worker to Bellevue Medical Center where he is listed in serious condition.(Quote)



Hope he gets well soon.My condolence goes to him and his family.

WTCman7301
Jun 27, 2012, 1:04 AM
This site will always be cursed with bad luck.

WTCman7301
Jun 27, 2012, 1:07 AM
taken today 6/25/12 by my buddy who is a construction worker there with his iphone :) from 1 WTC at the 90th floor

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7445236626_fc9eb76e6e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7445236626/)
IMG_5015 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7445236626/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

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WTC 4 Tower Topped With Last Beam :banana:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7445260942_9cdb1ec80f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7445260942/)
1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7445260942/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8160/7445288412_69560a7056_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7445288412/)
DSC_0331 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7445288412/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

Can you tell your friend when are they putting steel up?

PittsburghPA
Jun 27, 2012, 1:55 AM
one thing ive never learned about was the cranes.

how do they take the cranes down? and how do they jump them as well?

thanks

Onn
Jun 27, 2012, 2:33 AM
Both 4WTC and 1WTC are incredible designs, just love that reflective cladding! I don't think you'll find too many towers this finely tuned anywhere else in the world. :)

Roadcruiser1
Jun 27, 2012, 2:58 AM
So If I'm correct the parapet will be open with no roof so when will the cranes be taken down?

Yes.

one thing ive never learned about was the cranes.

how do they take the cranes down? and how do they jump them as well?

thanks

Watch this video. Disassembly would be the reverse of what is going on in the video.

RB91Sm-kGJ8

CarlosV
Jun 27, 2012, 2:03 PM
Men at work!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7454525568_cfd2b030b1_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7454525568/)
DSC_0348 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7454525568/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

CarlosV
Jun 27, 2012, 2:10 PM
Can you tell your friend when are they putting steel up?

are you asking for this tower or 1 WTC???

Tom Servo
Jun 27, 2012, 3:02 PM
https://p.twimg.com/AwU0fTiCMAAkG6d.jpg:large

WOW! :stunned:

Is going to be AMAZING! [The whole site]

DesignerVoodoo
Jun 27, 2012, 4:04 PM
ABC News just reported there was a load shift on a crane while lifting steel @ 4WTC, it crashed into the building at the 54 floor and broke windows, no one was reported hurt. The have reporters on the way to the site.

Nexis4Jersey
Jun 27, 2012, 4:26 PM
two WTC 4pictures from Yesterday in Jersey City

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8024/7454419898_a006f59379_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42178139@N06/7454419898/)
DSCN5856 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42178139@N06/7454419898/) by Nexis4Jersey09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/42178139@N06/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/7454420010_45b9b130c7_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42178139@N06/7454420010/)
DSCN5857 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/42178139@N06/7454420010/) by Nexis4Jersey09 (http://www.flickr.com/people/42178139@N06/), on Flickr

brooklynbandit
Jun 27, 2012, 5:09 PM
Crane Breaks Windows on WTC Tower, Memorial Temporarily Closed


A crane lifting a beam struck and broke windows at 4 World Trade Center around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, officials said.

No one was injured, but the Sept. 11 memorial was temporarily closed as a precaution due to falling glass.

The crane was lifting a beam when it struck the 72-story tower from around its 45th to 46th floors, Buildings Department officials said.

On Monday, the final beam of 4 World Trade was lifted into place in a solemn ceremony that officials described as a symbol of New York's resilience.


http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Crane-Breaks-Windows-Falling-Glass-Debris-WTC-World-Trade-Center-4-160542325.html

colemonkee
Jun 27, 2012, 5:30 PM
ABC News just reported there was a load shift on a crane while lifting steel @ 4WTC, it crashed into the building at the 54 floor and broke windows, no one was reported hurt. The have reporters on the way to the site.

I'm surprised this kind of thing doesn't happen more often, to be honest. Glad that no one was hurt.

hunser
Jun 27, 2012, 5:46 PM
Apparently the damage to the glass is minimal. Also, noone was hurt.
Keep im mind that there hasn't been a single(!) death so far... I really hope they can finish the whole complex without any fatal casualties.

WTCman7301
Jun 27, 2012, 6:23 PM
are you asking for this tower or 1 WTC???

Yeah

brooklynbandit
Jun 27, 2012, 7:16 PM
Apparently some one was hurt


MYFOXNY.COM -

A crane lifting a beam struck several floors at 4 World Trade causing windows to shatter, said FDNY officials.

Pedestrians below were sent running for cover late Wednesday morning.

Glass and debris rained down on the area near the 9/11 memorial park. No injuries were reported.

The 9/11 Memorial posted a message on its website apologizing for the closure. It suggested that people who were scheduled to visit on Wednesday reschedule their visit.

The final steel beam at 4 World Trade Center was raised earlier this week.

On Tuesday, a worker was seriously hurt at the WTC construction site when he was impaled on some rebar, said FDNY officials.

The 37-year-old man fell about four to five feet.

The worker suffered a puncture wound on the left side of his torso by the two inch thick rebar.

Medics brought the worker to Bellevue Medical Center where he was listed in serious condition.

patrick989
Jun 27, 2012, 7:20 PM
This site will always be cursed with bad luck.

That's a nice positive outlook :rolleyes:

It's not like other construction sites aren't without their share of accidents, including deaths of construction workers. Hopefully the worker who fell and got that puncture wound will be okay. But these accidents don't indicate a permanent curse of bad luck on this whole site...

CarlosV
Jun 27, 2012, 7:58 PM
Accidents happen NO BIG DEAL.....

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8023/7456413064_b6b8b269f5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7456413064/)
DSC_0352 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7456413064/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

NYguy
Jun 27, 2012, 11:03 PM
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/two-days-of-trouble-follow-a-milestone-at-4-world-trade-center/

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

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/06/27/blogs/20120627Glass1/20120627Glass1-custom1.jpg


By DAVID W. DUNLAP
June 27, 2012


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.




http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=wanappln.projectview&upload_id=19982

http://static.worldarchitecturenews.com/news_images/19982_3_43f.jpg



http://static.worldarchitecturenews.com/news_images/19982_4_ttt.jpg

TechTalkGuy
Jun 28, 2012, 2:20 AM
:previous: I agree 100% with CarlosV (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/member.php?u=3890), accidents happen on construction sites all the time -- it's no big deal.

When your surrounded by construction 24/7 in the biggest city in the nation, you'd expect things to happen.

That's why hard hats are common.

Otie
Jun 28, 2012, 4:10 AM
Photo by David Haueter (http://haueter.smugmug.com/Roads-Travel/Behind-the-scenes-Tour-of/23075983_TPh8dw#!i=1857162933&k=whfWSt4)
http://haueter.smugmug.com/Roads-Travel/Behind-the-scenes-Tour-of/i-h8Vvjpb/0/XL/DSC01731-XL.jpg

NYC GUY
Jun 28, 2012, 4:50 AM
^^^
Now what are those? Cause Ive seen them but never actually knew what they're for.

THE BIG APPLE
Jun 28, 2012, 4:53 AM
^ Those are the steel mullions at the base of the building that will hold up the curtain wall (at the base).

ThatOneGuy
Jun 28, 2012, 1:39 PM
http://static.worldarchitecturenews.com/news_images/19982_4_ttt.jpg

Ridiculously Photogenic Guy has some competition: Ridiculously Photogenic Worker

aquablue
Jun 28, 2012, 10:52 PM
The tower's shimmering ephemeral glass is certainly the highlight of the design.

NOPA
Jun 29, 2012, 2:01 AM
Damn! Hot worker!

NYC2ATX
Jun 29, 2012, 5:19 AM
:haha: good eye! Totally didn't notice him at first, I was focused on Silverstein's creepy rapist smile, but dude is sexy.

NewYorkDominates
Jun 29, 2012, 6:52 AM
We have ladies on 4WTC Forum.Yeah buddy!I'm a guy and straight but that guy does look handsome.

patrick989
Jun 29, 2012, 9:13 PM
We have ladies on 4WTC Forum.Yeah buddy!I'm a guy and straight but that guy does look handsome.

You sure they're ladies? lol

Silverstein does look creepy as hell though.

Highriseologist
Jun 30, 2012, 7:02 PM
Apparently the damage to the glass is minimal. Also, noone was hurt.
Keep im mind that there hasn't been a single(!) death so far... I really hope they can finish the whole complex without any fatal casualties.

Unfortunately this can not be said about the entire complex, WTC 7 suffered a fatality in its second construction.
A carpenter fell to his demise in an elevator shaft.

ThatOneGuy
Jun 30, 2012, 9:05 PM
The old WTC had like 60 deaths.
And I had no idea about 7WTC's accident! :(

Somebody should take some pictures of the base soon, because I think they're beginning to clad it. I've seen some cladding supports being installed.

NYguy
Jul 2, 2012, 12:36 PM
Bakabonia (http://www.flickr.com/photos/81753541@N08/7483644328/sizes/l/in/photostream/)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7130/7483644328_a2430c2513_b.jpg



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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7483641064_3b15655048_h.jpg

jd3189
Jul 2, 2012, 1:47 PM
:previous: Great pics. This building has swag.

NYguy
Jul 2, 2012, 10:19 PM
Because we haven't seen it enough, more of the final beam...


http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120625/financial-district/final-steel-beam-top-off-4-world-trade-center/slideshow/popup/199092

http://assets.dnainfo.com/generated/photo/2012/06/1340640272.jpg/image640x480.jpg



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http://assets.dnainfo.com/generated/photo/2012/06/1340640289.jpg/image640x480.jpg

hunser
Jul 2, 2012, 10:50 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/7488787320_8b7a01b668_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28030045@N06/7488787320/)
Lower Manhattan at Sunset (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28030045@N06/7488787320/) von drken10003 (http://www.flickr.com/people/28030045@N06/) auf Flickr

Silverfox
Jul 3, 2012, 10:45 PM
4 world trade kind of resembles missingno. :cheers:

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/50273_23435194307_7376929_n.jpg

NewYorkDominates
Jul 4, 2012, 7:05 AM
^Holy Crap.Both the architect and the game developers are Japanese.I smell a conspiracy.:jester:

sterlippo1
Jul 4, 2012, 10:14 AM
^Holy Crap.Both the architect and the game developers are Japanese.I smell a conspiracy.:jester:

no clue about the game but he sure knew what he was doing with 4WTC, it's a stunner...........who'd have thought? It's simple. it oozes class and the glass?:worship::worship::worship:

Davidsam52
Jul 4, 2012, 9:53 PM
Hey that hot construction worker is in some of those pics again LOL:D

Davidsam52
Jul 4, 2012, 9:59 PM
The old WTC had like 60 deaths.
And I had no idea about 7WTC's accident! :(

Somebody should take some pictures of the base soon, because I think they're beginning to clad it. I've seen some cladding supports being installed.

There are already pics of the base in its current state ad nauseum. But I hope you're right; I hope the cladding of it is imminent.:tup:

chris123678
Jul 6, 2012, 2:54 PM
Change this thread to T/O. More steel was added. Check the KPI and Earthcam. It has reached it's final height of 977feet.

NYguy
Jul 6, 2012, 5:40 PM
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NewYorkDominates
Jul 6, 2012, 7:43 PM
I've never seen 4WTC in person but it sure does look massive.

hunser
Jul 6, 2012, 9:32 PM
Bit old but still cool...

regis boileau (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thesouthernroute/page2/)

http://1.2.3.10/bmi/farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7514277760_e468c8135c_b.jpg

-Filipe-
Jul 6, 2012, 10:33 PM
i like the simplar design to this one

Silverfox
Jul 7, 2012, 1:32 AM
I've never seen 4WTC in person but it sure does look massive.

It's amazing to think that if 1WTC weren't there, it would dominate the Lower Manhattan skyline. This whole complex is going to be absolutely massive when it's complete, considering what's here is only half of it.

ThatOneGuy
Jul 7, 2012, 3:01 AM
Back in 2010 I visited NYC and there was no 4WTC and just a fraction of 1WTC, and 7WTC alone was absolutely dominating. I can't even imagine 4WTC, not to mention 1WTC.

NewYorkDominates
Jul 7, 2012, 3:05 AM
^It's going to be immense,I can't think of any other site with 4 buildings over 970' in such a packed way.It's going to literally be the biggest mirror in the world.Lower Manhattan is going to be the 2nd most important district in the United Stated by 2020.

Silverfox
Jul 7, 2012, 5:48 AM
^It's going to be immense,I can't think of any other site with 4 buildings over 970' in such a packed way.It's going to literally be the biggest mirror in the world.Lower Manhattan is going to be the 2nd most important district in the United Stated by 2020.

I'd be surprised if the new complex isn't considered one of the seven wonders of the world after the new Two World Trade is built.

Duck From NY
Jul 7, 2012, 8:10 AM
^It's going to be immense,I can't think of any other site with 4 buildings over 970' in such a packed way.It's going to literally be the biggest mirror in the world.Lower Manhattan is going to be the 2nd most important district in the United Stated by 2020.

The loop is pretty awesome though!

Being from Staten Island, the WTC is going to look even better alongside the rest of downtown. From my vantage point, I will have the more dense and slightly shorter Eastern portion, with One Chase Manhattan and the two 30's peaks at the top. With the WTC complex, the Western portion will look taller and more spread out (at least in terms of downtown). It was so empty for so long.

hunser
Jul 7, 2012, 11:51 AM
^ I think Shanghai with the BIG 3 (Jin Mao, SWFC and Shanghai Tower) is a serious contender. Those towers are beautiful and damn tall.

On topic: If you take a look at the cam (and the pic below) you can see the last steel for the parapet... this one is topped out guys!! :notacrook:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7516932184_2f4d142871_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28030045@N06/7516932184/)
4 WTC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/28030045@N06/7516932184/) von drken10003 (http://www.flickr.com/people/28030045@N06/) auf Flickr

NewYorkDominates
Jul 8, 2012, 5:36 AM
^Yeah,topped-out

Duck From NY
Jul 8, 2012, 11:06 AM
^ I think Shanghai with the BIG 3 (Jin Mao, SWFC and Shanghai Tower) is a serious contender. Those towers are beautiful and damn tall.

He was talking about the United States

Gabedamien
Jul 9, 2012, 2:12 AM
Visited the memorial today and I have to say, 4 WTC is pretty gorgeous for such a (relatively) simple slab of a building. Expensive glass really does make a difference.

http://f.cl.ly/items/111X1h2E0o331C0V2j1n/4WTC%203.jpg
http://f.cl.ly/items/2a1v160z3s0w1L0D1s2h/4WTC%201.jpg
http://f.cl.ly/items/1w2m462n3e3J1E171X36/4WTC%202.jpg

ThatOneGuy
Jul 9, 2012, 3:24 AM
^^Quality materials and effort brings about good results!

Maki sure knew what the hell he was doing...

DZH22
Jul 9, 2012, 2:11 PM
^^Quality materials and effort brings about good results!

Maki sure knew what the hell he was doing...

He was probably a fan of my city's tallest, and decided he wanted to do something similar in NY, only bigger/taller. In the 2nd pic of post 2863 the lower wall looks very much like the JHT.

hunser
Jul 9, 2012, 5:42 PM
Mods please change thread title to T/O. Thank you.

CarlosV
Jul 9, 2012, 9:37 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/7538607088_fb6f1c3760_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7538607088/)
DSC_0395 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7538607088/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

Davidsam52
Jul 10, 2012, 12:17 AM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/7538607088_fb6f1c3760_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7538607088/)
DSC_0395 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7538607088/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

Parapet steel, I presume...

ThatOneGuy
Jul 10, 2012, 1:39 AM
He was probably a fan of my city's tallest, and decided he wanted to do something similar in NY, only bigger/taller. In the 2nd pic of post 2863 the lower wall looks very much like the JHT.

Yeah, I love Boston's John Hancock Tower. It too has the dignity and class of minimalist architecture.

Roadcruiser1
Jul 10, 2012, 2:41 AM
Yeah, I love Boston's John Hancock Tower. It too has the dignity and class of minimalist architecture.

That was I.M. Pei not Maki.

ThatOneGuy
Jul 10, 2012, 3:10 AM
^^I know, it just proves what a stunning result minimalism can still achieve.

eseninobrandon
Jul 10, 2012, 4:57 AM
4wtc a year ago
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7461614464_84557ee97c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/81453363@N04/7461614464/)
DSC00719 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/81453363@N04/7461614464/) by eseninobrandon (http://www.flickr.com/people/81453363@N04/), on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8017/7461584898_a8f3cbe63a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/81453363@N04/7461584898/)
DSC00721 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/81453363@N04/7461584898/) by eseninobrandon (http://www.flickr.com/people/81453363@N04/), on Flickr

sw5710
Jul 10, 2012, 6:27 AM
Parapet steel, I presume...

Yes look at the top of the columns. The beams connect at the top not just below it.

Roadcruiser1
Jul 10, 2012, 4:38 PM
^^I know, it just proves what a stunning result minimalism can still achieve.

Asians are known for designing simple yet elegant things. If you look at what I.M. Pei or what any other Asian architect designed you can actually see that.

CarlosV
Jul 10, 2012, 6:05 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8433/7544441658_3ed4a2b8bd_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7544441658/)
DSC_0409 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7544441658/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

-Filipe-
Jul 10, 2012, 6:12 PM
this building looks great..considering its like the simplest one in the wtc project, i thought i would hate it..but its looking great

TechTalkGuy
Jul 10, 2012, 6:35 PM
It looks like construction continues to complete this massive new tower! :banana:
Great update, CarlosV !! :tup:

ThatOneGuy
Jul 11, 2012, 2:45 AM
Will glass stick up slightly above the final steel beams like at the Shard, or is the final, final height ending there?

NewYorkDominates
Jul 11, 2012, 3:24 AM
I heard only 2 feet above.I'm sure that's why mods aren't changing title until the facade reaches 977'.

TechTalkGuy
Jul 11, 2012, 6:33 AM
I heard only 2 feet above.I'm sure that's why mods aren't changing title until the facade reaches 977'.

That makes sense since it's technically still under construction. :cool:

The Grand Architect
Jul 12, 2012, 1:21 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTZxRSa3DFE

I made this a long time ago, despite the fact I uploaded it about a week ago.

A 3D computer animation of 4WTC rising. Likes, comments, etc, all appreciated!

Yackemflaber69
Jul 14, 2012, 5:17 AM
Im so happy this thing is finally topped out

CarlosV
Jul 14, 2012, 11:56 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8147/7567406358_9b8d346626_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7567406358/)
DSC_0478 copy (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ceva321/7567406358/) by Ceva321 (http://www.flickr.com/people/ceva321/), on Flickr

babybackribs2314
Jul 15, 2012, 5:20 PM
From Friday & full update:

http://www.yimbynews.com/2012/07/150-greenwich-street-4-wtc-tops-out.html

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OmfIOdIz-fs/UACthZPzKKI/AAAAAAAACZg/hupMb0hg2Xo/s640/20120713_175454.jpg

PhillyToNYC
Jul 16, 2012, 2:28 PM
I think the best thing about this building will be the curtain wall when completed. It's sheer size makes that huge wall seem more elegant than just a glass box. Plus the quality of the glass is amazing!

jd3189
Jul 17, 2012, 12:45 AM
When all the glass is up, will it be officially T/O then ? I see the thread is still here.

hunser
Jul 17, 2012, 1:30 PM
^ Yes, the parapet glass goes a bit higher than the last steel. Also, if a tower is T/O it still remains here until completion.

babybackribs2314
Jul 17, 2012, 2:49 PM
From Sunday & full update:

http://www.yimbynews.com/2012/07/construction-update-150-greenwich-4-wtc.html

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QEu2emNPR_M/UAV6SN4RuCI/AAAAAAAACiM/wGSU9U2XHWY/s640/20120715_183655.jpg

TechTalkGuy
Jul 17, 2012, 6:33 PM
:previous: Good job! It looks like it's under construction.

ThatOneGuy
Jul 17, 2012, 6:36 PM
^^ You don't say?

Also, I love the sharp angles in this building. It looks like two knife blades on top of each other.

NYguy
Jul 17, 2012, 10:55 PM
Matt Carman (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattcarman/7575218088/sizes/l/in/photostream/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8019/7575218088_6139e18976_b.jpg



http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8019/7575218088_19f17ff170_h.jpg



http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7259/7575206720_67eb7c938a_b.jpg



http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7259/7575206720_d930ebc7ec_h.jpg



Taken from www.wtc.com (Joel Woolhead)

http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/144817479/large.jpg



http://www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/144817479/original.jpg

Otie
Jul 17, 2012, 11:50 PM
Joe Woolhead (http://www.joewoolhead.com/home/2012/07/17/workers-june-2012/img_9623/)

http://www.joewoolhead.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/IMG_9623.jpg

http://www.joewoolhead.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/IMG_9251.jpg

http://www.joewoolhead.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/4J9Z8947.jpg

http://www.joewoolhead.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/4J9Z9002.jpg

http://www.joewoolhead.com/home/2012/07/17/site-photos-june-2012/img_8692/
http://www.joewoolhead.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/IMG_9027.jpg

For more photos visit his blog (http://www.joewoolhead.com/home/2012/07/17/workers-june-2012/).

ThatOneGuy
Jul 18, 2012, 12:44 AM
Wow, the finished glass curtain wall is so imposing...

TechTalkGuy
Jul 18, 2012, 2:33 AM
Imagine having a job like that getting paid to build skyscrapers !!

LMich
Jul 18, 2012, 7:24 AM
The photos of it against the old-timey baseball match are just awesome.

sterlippo1
Jul 18, 2012, 10:55 AM
The photos of it against the old-timey baseball match are just awesome.

totally agree :tup:..............i just adore this building:worship:

goldcntry
Jul 18, 2012, 2:31 PM
Wow... Just Wow!

NewYorkDominates
Jul 18, 2012, 5:35 PM
Do any of you remember when the renderings for this building were announced,the time in which almost all the people hated it and trashed it all over the 4WTC thread?

Now it's over 5 years later and things are wrapping up to be awe-inspiring.A true landmark for America.

TechTalkGuy
Jul 18, 2012, 6:19 PM
Do any of you remember when the renderings for this building were announced,the time in which almost all the people hated it and trashed it all over the 4WTC thread?

Now it's over 5 years later and things are wrapping up to be awe-inspiring.A true landmark for America.

Back then, I was a part of the group that pushed for the rebuilding of the twin towers.

The last time I was with that group was on July 4th and was tasked with handing out flyers to the public to support the rebuilding of the twin towers.

I wound up throwing the flyers in the trash when I realized that I was wasting my time.

I don't mind the new design.
In fact, this design replaces two towers with four where each tower has it's own personality.

Don't like my opinion?
Good! I am tired of others deciding for me to hate it.
It's not the Fraud 'em tower. It's 1 WTC.
This is the "new" New York! :tup:

LMich
Jul 19, 2012, 5:16 AM
Well, I like the curtain-wall, but I'm still not crazy, at all, about the massing.