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New WTC Time-Lapse Video

Hits: 5470 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Technology | Added by: LordJim
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McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13611 Posts
Monday, May 13, 2013 7:52:36 AM
Why has it taken 8 years? o.O


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.

Qwertyuiop95
Male, 18-29, Western US
 217 Posts
Monday, May 13, 2013 1:34:43 AM
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.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10187 Posts
Sunday, May 12, 2013 11:00:02 PM
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.

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10187 Posts
Sunday, May 12, 2013 10:56:32 PM
*its

auburnjunky
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 10187 Posts
Sunday, May 12, 2013 10:56:01 PM
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......

jbwhite
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1210 Posts
Sunday, May 12, 2013 6:10:02 PM
@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.

honkeylips
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 1570 Posts
Sunday, May 12, 2013 6:56:56 AM
@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.

Geogypsy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2429 Posts
Sunday, May 12, 2013 6:27:46 AM
@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.

Adcro
Male, 18-29, Europe
 366 Posts
Sunday, May 12, 2013 1:57:44 AM
Why has it taken 8 years? o.O

emmettyville
Female, 40-49, Australia
 4275 Posts
Saturday, May 11, 2013 8:42:05 PM
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.

honkeylips
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 1570 Posts
Saturday, May 11, 2013 11:22:43 AM
@Geogypsy are you one of those Canadians that can't distinguish between a building and a tower?

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4915 Posts
Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:56:04 AM
Broken link. Anyway, it's on the Guardian website.

wildancrazy
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 138 Posts
Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:37:44 AM
Um..did they use the same building technique as the twin towers?...the one that falls down from aircraft impacts..

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12741 Posts
Saturday, May 11, 2013 10:24:47 AM
no worky

Geogypsy
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2429 Posts
Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:59:44 AM
Ugh, top calling it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere because it isn't true.

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4915 Posts
Saturday, May 11, 2013 9:44:08 AM
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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