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(LiveLeak)   Amazing GoPro footage of the final spire placement at the new WTC. Workers with nerves of steel install a tower of steel   (liveleak.com) divider line 53
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2013-05-11 09:17:42 AM
I wonder what kind of pizza they like? Plain?
 
2013-05-11 09:18:17 AM
There's steel hope that they won't steel important parts
 
2013-05-11 09:26:47 AM
Wow!

Too bad the video ended a bit early. That was awesome!
 
2013-05-11 09:34:51 AM
Quick!!!
Make a video that goes into a fast rewind about 3/4 of the way into the vid...
 
2013-05-11 09:35:12 AM
Is the fisheye on that lens done on purpose?  People actually pay for cameras that shoot that way?  Its worse then watching the playback on a single screen from my triple screen setup.
 
2013-05-11 09:50:06 AM

danielscissorhands: Wow!

Too bad the video ended a bit early. That was awesome!


I would have liked to see them bolt the thing on as well.


I did notice around the 5 minute mark there's a flag that comes into frame along the bottom that's standing straight out.  I wonder how close to "too windy" it was for them to still go ahead with the lift.
 
2013-05-11 09:59:23 AM
Look at all those constructions workers standing around doing nothing.
 
2013-05-11 10:53:28 AM
Is it in slow motion for anyone else.
 
2013-05-11 10:57:27 AM
Palms sweating just watching that. I saw the clip of Matt Lauer interviewing one of the workers as they lifted it... say what you will about 'ol Mattie, but he has nerves of steal to be standing on that gantry. I would literally be frozen in place.
 
2013-05-11 11:13:06 AM
If you can walk the high steel and i've never been that high up you don't see it quite the same.  You are secure in your surrounding and your environment.  You don't let the view distract from task at hand.
 
2013-05-11 11:20:49 AM
BRB, gotta barf.
 
2013-05-11 11:23:00 AM
I've long been amazed that on these enormous lifts, it's still up to puny humans to do the final placement, which I would have thought would be impossible given the inertia and the wind and twisting moments.

About a dozen whoops there goes my finger moments in the last minute.

And it also relies on the crane being absolutely braked and not letting that thing slip even an 1/8th of an inch.  This was the first video I've seen of that being done, so thank you subby, thank you FARK.

And yes, I don't know why gopro insists on fisheyes, they are probably farking aliens or something. Might be interesting to make an anti-gopro dewarping viewer.
 
2013-05-11 11:32:11 AM
I think with gopro footage you can select a more normal viewpoint in editing. But for footage such as this, the fisheye gives a greater sense of height and scale.

As for the video, I was also waiting for the guys with prybars to slot it into place, but as we haven't heard any news report of horrendous casualties, I can only assume everything went swimmingly
 
2013-05-11 11:33:52 AM
I haven't been that high since a Grateful Dead concert in the 70's.
 
2013-05-11 11:36:13 AM
I remember reading that on the Golden Gate Bridge when lowering the tower frames onto the foundation, or onto lower members in the towers, that exterior framing support members like the kind seen in the final minute that wrapped around the spire are actually too tight, and the holes are not aligned, and they all require gravity to force the frames apart enough to allow the final fit and at that point the rivet holes would be aligned. On the Golden Gate Bridge at least.

/coffee table books, what haven't I learned from them?
 
2013-05-11 11:45:34 AM
the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at a symbolic height of 1,776 feet.


I'm pretty sure that's its actual height.
 
2013-05-11 11:51:41 AM
So did they place a DVD of man's accomplishments on the spire? Or a flash memory stick with Pam Anderson's Sex Tape? Or miniature R2D2s or Daleks? Or a huge fark you Osama?
 
2013-05-11 12:03:13 PM
1,776 ft of derptastic jingoism!

/amidoingitrite?
 
2013-05-11 12:40:26 PM
Not to be crude, but they have better exit stategies from the higher floors this time right? like parachutes or something?
 
2013-05-11 12:40:32 PM
I like to think that if I was 30 years younger, I could do that.   But then, reality sets in.
 
2013-05-11 12:41:06 PM
I'm in the midwest, so I thought WTC was still an overlitigated vacant lot.
 
2013-05-11 01:26:36 PM
I guess I must I have serious serious vertigo issues. I couldn't watch that.
 
2013-05-11 02:04:19 PM
I stand by my original idea that we should have erected two enormous statues on the roof- one NYPD officer and one FDNY fireman. Both statues would be facing east with their hands out, middle fingers prominent.
 
2013-05-11 02:17:36 PM
That is inspiring but *blurk* I am not good with *urk* heights at all.
 
2013-05-11 03:26:34 PM
one of my cousins used to do Church steeple installations.  it takes a special brand of crazy/stupid to do that let alone what these guys were doing.

/vertiNO
 
2013-05-11 03:34:10 PM

Fixxor: Not to be crude, but they have better exit stategies from the higher floors this time right? like parachutes or something?


No parachutes.
Taken from WTC.com
One WTC will incorporate advanced life-safety systems that exceed New York City building code requirements. From structural redundancy to dense fireproofing to biochemical filters, it will create a new standard for high-rise buildings. Extra-wide pressurized stairs, multiple backups on emergency lighting, and concrete protection for all sprinklers will ensure optimal firefighter access. Exits are designed to ensure easy evacuation, and all safety systems will be encased in the core wall, with the enhanced elevators.
 
2013-05-11 03:45:52 PM

RoyBatty: I remember reading that on the Golden Gate Bridge when lowering the tower frames onto the foundation, or onto lower members in the towers, that exterior framing support members like the kind seen in the final minute that wrapped around the spire are actually too tight, and the holes are not aligned, and they all require gravity to force the frames apart enough to allow the final fit and at that point the rivet holes would be aligned. On the Golden Gate Bridge at least.

/coffee table books, what haven't I learned from them?


In the same vein, I remember reading that when they completed the span for the Oakland Bay Bridge, they forgot to take curvature of the Earth into account, and therefore the bolt holes were misaligned by an inch and a half.
 
2013-05-11 05:13:01 PM
I thought watching that would freak me out, with my severe acrophobia . . . but the retarded fisheye lens distorted it so badly that I couldn't get any sense of perspective.  For all I could tell, they might have been 5 feet off the ground, if I didn't know better.
 
2013-05-11 05:29:05 PM

HotWingAgenda: I thought watching that would freak me out, with my severe acrophobia . . . but the retarded fisheye lens distorted it so badly that I couldn't get any sense of perspective.  For all I could tell, they might have been 5 feet off the ground, if I didn't know better.


Really? Five feet?
 
2013-05-11 05:37:08 PM

darch: HotWingAgenda: I thought watching that would freak me out, with my severe acrophobia . . . but the retarded fisheye lens distorted it so badly that I couldn't get any sense of perspective.  For all I could tell, they might have been 5 feet off the ground, if I didn't know better.

Really? Five feet?


Like I said, I do know that they are almost 2,000 feet up.  But the fisheye distorts it so badly I can't get a sense of the straight-down distance.
 
2013-05-11 06:27:15 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: RoyBatty: I remember reading that on the Golden Gate Bridge when lowering the tower frames onto the foundation, or onto lower members in the towers, that exterior framing support members like the kind seen in the final minute that wrapped around the spire are actually too tight, and the holes are not aligned, and they all require gravity to force the frames apart enough to allow the final fit and at that point the rivet holes would be aligned. On the Golden Gate Bridge at least.

/coffee table books, what haven't I learned from them?

In the same vein, I remember reading that when they completed the span for the Oakland Bay Bridge, they forgot to take curvature of the Earth into account, and therefore the bolt holes were misaligned by an inch and a half.


Sounds bogus, the earth's curvature over 2 miles would cause a "drop" of around 3 feet.  Besides, when they surveyed it how would they "forget" to account for the curvature of the earth?  They were looking right at it!
 
2013-05-11 07:03:00 PM
tl/dw
 
2013-05-11 07:15:32 PM
www.osh.govt.nz

/ "hoist up" and "big farkin deal" use the same signal.
 
2013-05-11 07:27:52 PM

Rezurok: Sounds bogus, the earth's curvature over 2 miles would cause a "drop" of around 3 feet. Besides, when they surveyed it how would they "forget" to account for the curvature of the earth? They were looking right at it!


It very well could be. I don't even remember where I read it. Hell, I might be quoting Herb Caen (look him up if you're young)  for all I know. Itmay be one of those Cliff Clavin factoids that I've accumulated over 50+ years. And if it isn't on the internet, it never happened. :)

/really? Three feet?
 
2013-05-11 07:35:30 PM

studebaker hoch: [www.osh.govt.nz image 300x280]

/ "hoist up" and "big farkin deal" use the same signal.


I've always used a jerkin' off motion for 'big farkin' deal'.
 
2013-05-11 08:57:06 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Rezurok: Sounds bogus, the earth's curvature over 2 miles would cause a "drop" of around 3 feet. Besides, when they surveyed it how would they "forget" to account for the curvature of the earth? They were looking right at it!

It very well could be. I don't even remember where I read it. Hell, I might be quoting Herb Caen (look him up if you're young)  for all I know. Itmay be one of those Cliff Clavin factoids that I've accumulated over 50+ years. And if it isn't on the internet, it never happened. :)

/really? Three feet?


maybe it was only an inch and a half between sections or towers or something..
 
2013-05-11 09:05:11 PM
John Buck 41

I've always used a jerkin' off motion for 'big farkin' deal'.

We use that one for "extend boom"
 
2013-05-11 09:21:13 PM

strutin: maybe it was only an inch and a half between sections or towers or something..


Heh, I honestly couldn't say. I tried the Googles, but saw nothing.


darch: Really? Five feet?


UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: /really? Three feet?


I swear I wasn't mocking you! :)
 
2013-05-11 09:40:49 PM
Below 30 floors, rappell.
Above 30 floors, BASE jump.

/ keep your skills current.
 
2013-05-11 09:49:25 PM

studebaker hoch: keep your skills current.


Been 30 years for me, but I still remember that when rappelling down a building, keep your legs together in case you go through a divided window. Prolly forgot everything else.
 
2013-05-11 10:10:53 PM
Seems like a legit use of fisheye. It's pretty amazing to see how much shorter everything else in New York is.

Also, this:

Dear Jerk: I'm in the midwest, so I thought WTC was still an overlitigated vacant lot.

 
2013-05-11 10:17:28 PM
"When I was in the Core,
I'd make the wife get the camera after filming this."
 
2013-05-11 10:43:03 PM
Looks like they will be able to hang a shiatton of atennas on that.
 
2013-05-11 11:56:09 PM
Too bad no one has ever had steel workers do a live demonstration for a fascinated audience.
 
2013-05-12 12:04:00 AM

RaceBoatDriver: Look at all those constructions workers standing around doing nothing.


Part of the reason it took 12 farking years to get the thing built.

That and the farking poiticians and the farking lawyers and other assorted meddling stooges demanding their payoffs in whatever form.   But hey, this whole tragedy built a rock-solid foundation for the USA's Grief Industry which has created thousands of jobs, so it was well worth it.
 
2013-05-12 12:29:20 AM

Cake Hunter: the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at a symbolic height of 1,776 feet.


I'm pretty sure that's its actual height.


Yes, and it's symbolic.
 
2013-05-12 12:37:57 AM
The guy in the orange didn't appear tied off. FWIW
 
Xai
2013-05-12 05:43:47 AM
The giant syringe
 
2013-05-12 09:26:22 AM

BumpInTheNight: Is the fisheye on that lens done on purpose?  People actually pay for cameras that shoot that way?  Its worse then watching the playback on a single screen from my triple screen setup.


GoPro are designed for extreme sports, the wide angle lens (almost) ensures your subject will be in frame while you are busy trying to stay alive, travelling down a slope at 60kph.

I have one and it farking rocks.
 
2013-05-12 10:17:27 AM
I live right across the river from this building and let me tell you, it looks massive from a distance. I can only imagine what it looks like up close. Still would've preferred 2 updated versions of the TT's, but this building, now that it's almost complete, is VERY beautiful, IMO.
 
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