Hoisting an escalator to the 101st floor of 1 WTC is no small feat (10 HQ Photos)

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  • Cap'n Merica

    9 years to complete ONE world trade… Both of the original towers were built and dedicated in 5 years. The Hoover dam was built in the middle of nowhere in 5 years. The failure of government bureaucracy is in full view, yet no one even recognizes it anymore. Merica used to be a juggernaut , now we drown in rules, red tape and rules made by politicians who have never accomplished a thing in their lives.

  • Canucks_Rule

    #5 – can't wait to see what the whole site looks like once complete.

  • tommy2X4

    It wasn't that hard.

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  • vic

    as a crane rigger myself, all i gotta say is…fuck yea!

  • Randy

    Way to represent The International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC)!!!! Keep elevating the world!!
    IUEC Local 21, North Texas

    • T- money

      Local 21 kid. I work for ThyssenKrupp. Good company to work for, in Texas anyway.

  • Patrolman

    #8 what a view

  • Telo

    that makes me proud to be a union elevator/escalator constructor! we get to do some crazy shit! Merica!

  • the devil

    Why did this post remind me of when the Simpsons had the escalator that went nowhere? :)

  • bonezoz

    I'm kinda surprised that they got it that far, considering it's a ThyssenKrupp escalator and all…

    P.S. I'm against all their stuff now considering they didn't make my their Sydney CIO 6 years ago…

  • iskra9

    Ermmm … I know you always have to be the World's Greatest, the World's Biggest .. etc etc … ad Nauseam … but could someone please explain to me just exactly where the Western Hemisphere is??

  • Baba Booey

    My wife and I know a guy that has been working on the tower. It's a very impressive sight to see in lower Manhattan. A big middle finger to all those who hate the USA

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  • ryan

    do you even lift bro?

  • Canadian

    Won't be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The CN Tower in Toronto is 1815 feet

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