Im still struggling to understand why people think this is going too slow. When did this officially start construction, has it even been a year yet?? its very very difficult to start the piling and foundations for a tower of this size, even harder when something was built there before. A year is standard for this part of construction, 2 years would be an expected ammount of time when you have to remove or at least alter previous foundations in a complex area in the centre of a major city like new york. The timeline for this structure has been posted in the past, and everything is going to plan, if anything the second tower crane came early. I wonder how many people on this forum are only watching this tower be constructed and are offended by its speed as a result.
BE PATIENT we know that when it starts to rise it will go quick, by quick i mean at a standard rate ie one floor a week. I get the feeling that when we do start to see this rising above ground we will get comments daily going "wow this is fast" as well as those saying "wow this is slow", listen to this if nothing else, building skyscrapers takes time, wait and you will see something incredible.
The piling for this tower started along with many of the towers in dubai's marina supertalls, and none of them are above ground yet, why are you surprised???????????????
edit: what annoys me the most about all this is that once this post has been written i will get 10 people saying "hear, hear" and "well said". Which will push this thread to another page where people will start ranting about how slow it is all over again. If only the timeline could be posted as a sticky at the top of each page, i aint posting this every week till we see steel above ground.
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