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Old Posted Oct 3, 2018, 4:02 AM
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Hopefully, the CTC employees will be allowed to photograph and post photos of the building interior. They threatened that we could be fired if we posted photos on social media, so I’m keeping my photos under wraps (this is an incredible job for me, so I’m not taking any chances.)
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exterior 'wood'

I stopped by the building this morning and I'm sorry to say but I'm 99.9% sure that what's installed on the exterior of the main entrance area is not wood and probably doesn't have a ounce of anything natural in it, unless you think highly refined crude oil and natural gas counts. Plastic of one sort or another through and through, with a skin, probably vinyl, that has a wood grain printed on it. It has no texture at all. I hope it fades and falls off in months
I can't imagine how this product is in any way 'green'; and to make it worse, at least to me, it's plastic trying to pass itself off as wood. Let plastic be whatever it's good at being and don't try to be something it isn't.
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I stopped by the building this morning and I'm sorry to say but I'm 99.9% sure that what's installed on the exterior of the main entrance area is not wood and probably doesn't have a ounce of anything natural in it, unless you think highly refined crude oil and natural gas counts. Plastic of one sort or another through and through, with a skin, probably vinyl, that has a wood grain printed on it. It has no texture at all. I hope it fades and falls off in months
I can't imagine how this product is in any way 'green'; and to make it worse, at least to me, it's plastic trying to pass itself off as wood. Let plastic be whatever it's good at being and don't try to be something it isn't.
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"Inside the winter garden at the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, designed by Foster and Partners. Wood louvers made of ash line the interior volume. On the ceiling, they allow natural light to pass though to the weeping fig trees below. The floor is made of crosscut reclaimed white oak pavers. Semi-reflective etched mirror glass clads the elevator core in counterpoint to the natural materials."

Wood louvers made of ash.

So what you're saying is the inside is different from the outside?

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I don't think this helps that much because it is not specific to a location of use. But, the CDR submission said certified wood under "material and resources" and indoor material said composite wood and agrifiber products. Take that for what it is worth.
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I don't think this helps that much because it is not specific to a location of use. But, the CDR submission said certified wood under "material and resources" and indoor material said composite wood and agrifiber products. Take that for what it is worth.
Then again it's plausible that a certain amount of value engineering takes place after the CDR presentation. I don't think they are legally bound to adhere exactly to specs from the CDR document.
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agrifiber products.
Not just for breakfast anymore....
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2018, 11:38 PM
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LOL...didn't know psyllium husk was a building material
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Old Posted Oct 4, 2018, 12:19 AM
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"Inside the winter garden at the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, designed by Foster and Partners. Wood louvers made of ash line the interior volume. On the ceiling, they allow natural light to pass though to the weeping fig trees below. The floor is made of crosscut reclaimed white oak pavers. Semi-reflective etched mirror glass clads the elevator core in counterpoint to the natural materials."

Wood louvers made of ash.

So what you're saying is the inside is different from the outside?

I can't make any comment about any of the wood (or wood like products) used on the inside of the building-----since I wasn't allowed in; the photos look like real wood, especially the oak pavers, but I've was fooled by photos before. All I can say, and with great certainty, is the 'wood' I made mention to a couple posts ago, is in no way wood. (unless the core is wood fiber wrapped with vinyl)
I don't think this will matter to many people at all, and even thought I hate fake wood in all its forms, overall I think this is a very good, if not great building,----which is still under construction.
As I understand it, the vinyl wrapping of whatever the product is that's used on the outside of CIRC, is basically a photograph of wood, or a digital representation of wood, printed on thin vinyl sheets, which are then wrapped around the core material. It just as easily could have been a photo of a sandy beach or Brian Roberts or anything. But then it wouldn't appear to be wood.
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Just another day at the office.

And, it IS wood. Stopping hating on the CTC!
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Old Posted Oct 5, 2018, 12:53 AM
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The ceiling of the lobby has lights that are in the shape of arrows pointing toward the street:
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The ceiling of the lobby has lights that are in the shape of arrows pointing toward the street:
Possibly just testing LCD screens?
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Old Posted Oct 7, 2018, 7:43 PM
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i like that crown resolve. and the elevator is pretty funny. more iconic office blogs should do that.
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^^^Wow.. super cool visuals!
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2018, 1:57 PM
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Those pictures are amazing; oh so amazing. city is really looking good.

I think NBC 10 moves into their new studios today! If I'm right you may see them on a new set by tonight but don't quote me on it.
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