Extraordinary footage of escalators hoisted into WTC

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Events on Thursday 17 January 2013

A couple of weeks back, as the last two escalators, each weighing 38,000 pounds, were hoisted into the One World Trade Center. They certainly made somewhat of a majestic visual spectacle snaking their way up in the air like that. Scott Lahmers, the technical specialist for ThyssenKrupp Americas who worked on the installation of 74 elevators and 9 escalators in the building, captured some gorgeous pictures of the process.

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USS New York

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Wednesday 6 February 2008

No one should be surprised that the US Navy has used some of the steel from the World Trade Center to build a new state-of-the-art battle ship, but still — WTF? Hurricane Katrina delayed the construction of the USS New York in 2005, but when the 684-foot amphibious assault ship is completed, it will have […]

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