New WTC Time-Lapse Video

Submitted by: LordJim 4 years ago in Tech

The photos that make this video started in 2004 and shows the tower rising from the ground to completion in April 2012.
There are 16 comments:
Male 14,331
[quote]Why has it taken 8 years? o.O[/quote]

Because designing and building a huge skyscraper is complex. The actual tower construction wasn`t started till 2008 because they had to get the ground/foundation right.
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Male 215
Knowing IAB I came here expecting an argument on the causes of 9/11. Nope. It`s on the definition of the word "Tower". IAB never ceases to surprise me.
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Male 10,338
Okay I screwed that up. The first pic in my post is called a MAST. It isn`t a tower. Towers are taller than they are wide, and do not use wires or lines to hold them up.

The Eiffel Tower is a tower. If it were solid and housed people though, it would be a building, or skyscraper.
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Male 10,338
*its
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Male 10,338
Okay people. THIS IS A TOWER!




THIS IS A TOWER!



THIS IS A BUILDING! (including the nearly 200 foot TOWER on it`s roof)




This BUILDING, is called a TOWER for ceremonial purposes only. Those things on it`s roof are called TOWERS and they count in the total height.



Moving on......
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Male 1,292
@honkeylips

"A building can be a tower but a tower can`t be a building."

So if you`ve got a building, and it`s a tower, how can it be a building if it`s a tower, if a tower can`t be a building, even though this building is a tower? Hypothetically of course.
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Male 1,586
@Geogypsy The technical definition of a building states that it has to have at least 50% functional space. A building can be a tower but a tower can`t be a building.
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Male 2,549
@honkeylips I dunno, are you one of those people who doesn`t realize that a tower is either a tall, freestanding BUILDING or an appendage of a larger construction? Did you not call the World Trade Center Buildings the Twin TOWERs?? Are you not aware that 1 WTC is named Freedom TOWER?

What you are attempting to convey is not that the CN tower is not a building but that it not equipped with a large area of functional space.

We could say that Freedom Tower is the tallest building in North America in the category of function.
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Male 369
Why has it taken 8 years? o.O
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Female 4,359
what I dont get is how those mother f uckers think building anything on what is quite literally a gravesite, is ok? should have been turned into a memorial park or something.
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Male 1,586
@Geogypsy are you one of those Canadians that can`t distinguish between a building and a tower?
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Male 7,123
Broken link. Anyway, it`s on the Guardian website.
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Male 138
Um..did they use the same building technique as the twin towers?...the one that falls down from aircraft impacts..
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Male 15,187
no worky
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Male 2,549
Ugh, top calling it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere because it isn`t true.
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Male 7,123
Link: New WTC Time-Lapse Video [Rate Link] - The photos that make this video started in 2004 and shows the tower rising from the ground to completion in April 2012.
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