Friday, August 14, 2009

This week marked a somewhat somber moment in the (slow?) rebuilding of the WTC in NYC.

Almost eight years later - the trade center construction has finally reached "street level".  The massive 1 World Trade Center building is inching its way towards its 1,776 feet height.  A huge 60ft (70 ton) beam was placed, and the build-out begins.    I was interested to learn that the main support beams are manufactured in Luxembourg.  The building is slated to be completed in 2013.

The PATH and subway trains have been running for years @ WTC and that's been great.

So here you have views of the underground and aboveground.  Though this is not the PATH train - but a shot from travels down there this week. Depending on your email viewer the street may look like you're peeking under....you can't see the beam in this photo - but i found a neat site referencing the moment for concrete professionals.

http://www.aggregateresearch.com/article.aspx?id=16960

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