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Old Posted Nov 14, 2017, 7:32 PM
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im not sure of the purpose of the box sitting on the setback roof on the north side but its obviously not a cooling tower. I was looking at it today from the car and I'm thinking it may be a generator that is there for construction use only.

interesting, hadn't thought of that but sounds like a reasonable explanation. Did you happen to notice if there's been any additional vertical progress over what we've seen in the latest photos? Curiosity is killing me with the webcam down & I don't get close enough to the city with regularity to see fine detail. I can say however that for the first time CTC appears taller than Comcast from a great distance, Route 1 & 352 in Media (maybe 15-20 miles as the crow flies). It's only by a hair but it's discernible.
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im not sure of the purpose of the box sitting on the setback roof on the north side but its obviously not a cooling tower. I was looking at it today from the car and I'm thinking it may be a generator that is there for construction use only. I assume it will go once there is usable normal power throughout the building which would allow them to complete the fit out work inside without use of temp power.
Are you at this again? Go back to page 318 to remind yourself.
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 12:30 AM
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Tried to take a picture of CTC from Conley rd. Where the northeast air port is. Its hard while driving but from my eyes CTC is looking tall and proud, can't see spire detail well. I'm sure cladding will help with that.
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 1:49 PM
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what? No one seems to know exactlty WHAT that box is- I am merely saying based on what we have seen happen to date it might not be what many thought. It certainly isn't going to be lifted up to the top of the building so it's not a cooling tower unit waiting to be used permanently.
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 5:30 PM
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A new vertical section of the lantern is now being fitted to the west end of the tower - getting taller.

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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 5:34 PM
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Ha! Just beat me to it. The steel truss is hanging on the rigging as of 12:33P EDT. There should be one more on top of this and we have the full height of the lantern, I think.
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:04 PM
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^ I think we're only a third of the way there.
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Correct. When this section is complete we should be 4/9ths of the way complete. I can give you a more exact estimate when we see a better view up there.

For reference, go back to page 297 and count the boxes above the cooling section (not cross bracing X's, because they are not all identical in size).
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:33 PM
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Correct. When this section is complete we should be 4/9ths of the way complete. I can give you a more exact estimate when we see a better view up there.

For reference, go back to page 297 and count the boxes above the cooling section (not cross bracing X's, because they are not all identical in size).
Well then that will be spectacular. Looks like Comcast giving a big middle finger to all of us....LOL.
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 6:35 PM
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Well then that will be spectacular. Looks like Comcast giving a big middle finger to all of us....LOL.
Literally and figuratively? Treat that rhetorically
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Old Posted Nov 15, 2017, 10:36 PM
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4pm today:

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Old Posted Nov 16, 2017, 3:20 AM
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The spire is must thinner than I anticipated. Like the building itself, its much thicker when viewed on the north-south axis than the east-west axis.

Do we have an estimate on topping out date?
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I really wish the webcam was up and running. NBC still hasn't gotten back to me about it.
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I really wish the webcam was up and running. NBC still hasn't gotten back to me about it.
Don't hold your breath. I contacted NBC10 several times the last long stretch that thing was out and never heard a peep.
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Gorgeous building; love the clean lines and the symmetry
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Thanks for the resize. It was hard to tell if too big from my phone.

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Old Posted Nov 16, 2017, 8:34 PM
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Wow. I didn't realize just how high it's gotten, and just how close it is. I so wish I were closer to the city so I could see it rise in person. Perhaps it's an illusion, but I also never realized how much space is between the two Comcast towers. Guess Arch Street Pres. is way bigger than I thought.
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Wow. I didn't realize just how high it's gotten, and just how close it is. I so wish I were closer to the city so I could see it rise in person. Perhaps it's an illusion, but I also never realized how much space is between the two Comcast towers. Guess Arch Street Pres. is way bigger than I thought.
It's not just the road, there's also a church between the two buildings, but yeah, it's surprising how far apart they appear.
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