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Once this pour is complete, will the storeys above the base/podium then finally be quickly constructed? I want to see this tower rise!
 

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Looks like the platform for another floor is being erected on the south end of the site. Good to see they are still making progress regardless of Saturday's stalled pour.
 

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Crazy to think that the Empire State Building started construction on March 1930 and was fully complete by May 1931. 90 Years ago. And here we are 90 years later having the benefit of all the advances in technology in that time and construction of building these days are so slow.
 

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yes, because those workers worked like animals day and night without taking any breaks and there were around 10 or 15 deaths during the construction of Empire state building.

edit: it was 5 people not 10 or 15. 👍
 
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Crazy to think that the Empire State Building started construction on March 1930 and was fully complete by May 1931. 90 Years ago. And here we are 90 years later having the benefit of all the advances in technology in that time and construction of building these days are so slow.

It took 6 years to build the new World Trade Center.
 

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Crazy to think that the Empire State Building started construction on March 1930 and was fully complete by May 1931. 90 Years ago. And here we are 90 years later having the benefit of all the advances in technology in that time and construction of building these days are so slow.
Five people also died building the Empire State Building and it was a far less complex building structurally.

Not saying this one is moving quick, quite the opposite, but comparing to the Empire State Building isn't exactly an apt comparison.
 

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Five people also died building the Empire State Building and it was a far less complex building structurally.

Not saying this one is moving quick, quite the opposite, but comparing to the Empire State Building isn't exactly an apt comparison.
I saw a video where the ironworkers were tossing red hot rivets through the air during ESB construction.
No workplace safety at all.
Simulation:
 

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Rivets basically had to be thrown. You couldn't cook them up on the beams, and there's not a lot of other options for rapidly getting them from the furnace to the connection
 

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