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Old September 9th, 2011, 02:46 AM   #26161
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Hudson11, If you find a HD version of that video, please post it.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 05:02 AM   #26162
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KANTO that is an edit. there wont be lights like that in the pool as far as i know
there will be lights click on the second multimedia on the left http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local...133.html?rr=td
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Old September 9th, 2011, 05:39 AM   #26163
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3 WTC is so small with this reduction in height. It's just a little larger than 4 WTC.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 05:52 AM   #26164
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Old September 9th, 2011, 05:52 AM   #26165
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Twinkling tribute to the Twin Towers: World Trade Center rises in poignant pillars of light as New York makes final preparations for 9/11 anniversary

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Old September 9th, 2011, 06:19 AM   #26166
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Old September 9th, 2011, 06:32 AM   #26167
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Old September 9th, 2011, 06:36 AM   #26168
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I tried this with 2 different exposures and couldn't decide which to use. Here's both.


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Old September 9th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #26169
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Is that real? Looks brilliant. If it is real is this a permanent feature?
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Old September 9th, 2011, 09:16 AM   #26170
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Hope security is stepped up after today's treat release. Although we can't live in fear!
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Old September 9th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #26171
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Look at its beauty in those renders! ...And it has the old communications platform ring design...
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Old September 9th, 2011, 10:40 AM   #26172
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At this time, no...they are still struggling with funding.

But I have a feeling sooner or later, they will be a permanent display on the memorial every night...at least that's what they are thinking of doing...imagine how awesome that would look, when the towers and lights are together at night?
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Old September 9th, 2011, 12:13 PM   #26173
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Old September 9th, 2011, 02:09 PM   #26174
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beautifull site n lovely to see my self when the tower has finish
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Old September 9th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #26175
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September 8, 2011 7:22 pm
Cities increase resolve to build themselves into the skies
By Edwin Heathcote

For a time, after terror hit New York and while the charred remains of the World Trade Center smoked and smouldered, the future of the skyscraper seemed bleak.
The dreadful, indelible sight of people throwing themselves from the windows, the thought of 343 firefighters climbing the endless stairs to their deaths, of people rushing downwards to find their way blocked by fire, was too much to bear, a price never worth paying.
Yet one of the popular early responses to the tragedy was a determination to rebuild the “twin towers” exactly as they were. Naturally, emotions ran very high though and the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation, formed to rebuild the World Trade Center, quickly changed its name to the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to avoid the impression that the towers were to be revived.
Nonetheless, skyscrapers crept back into the discussion. Tall buildings do not kill people, people kill people, seemed to be the US response.
Manhattan has seen a skyscraper boom, not just of office towers but also housing and mixed use blocks. People now want not only to work in towers but to live in them too. In fact, apartments high in the sky now attract such a premium that developers are often loath to consider lower-rise structures.
Of course, the city’s most famous and symbolic new skyscraper is what was once called “Freedom Tower”, a chamfered sliver of glistening steel and glass rising at the north-west corner of the World Trade Center site. At 117 storeys and 417m it will claim the title of Manhattan’s tallest building.
Designed by David Childs of corporate architectural giant SOM, what is now called “WTC1” will be capped with a unicorn-horn spire but for now its most visible feature is the huge mass of concrete that forms its base, a bastion against aggression – at least from the ground. The old twin towers were once truck-bombed from below.
This solid wall is one of the few signs of nervousness about the wisdom of building the skyscraper and is a response more to its specific location and associations than more general apprehension.
Another star high-rise at the moment, is a newly completed skyscraper by Frank Gehry, architect of the Bilbao Guggenheim.
Immodestly named “New York by Gehry”, the 76-storey tower on Spruce Street adorns the downtown cluster around the Woolworth Building with a sparkling, rippling surface that looks on the skyline like a frozen jet of water.
It is the most elegant and striking tower to be built in New York for half a century and, from myriad vantage points, from Nolita to Dumbo in Brooklyn, it dominates the view.
The building’s brick base houses a city-centre public elementary school and accommodation for the neighbouring New York Downtown Hospital. All its higher levels are taken up not with offices but by more than 900 apartments – no fear of living high up here.
Exhibits such as Mr Gehry’s muscular tower notwithstanding, New York has fallen behind in the quest for sheer size.
There are nearly 50 buildings around the world whose height exceeds – or will soon surpass – that of the Empire State Building. This 1931 381m landmark reclaimed its title as tallest building in New York City after 9/11.
China will be completing a skyscraper every five days during the next three years. Of the world’s top 10 tallest buildings, five are now in China and Taiwan.

The competition for the “supertalls” – 300m or higher – has also moved decisively to the Gulf, first with the opening in 2010 of the elegant Burj Khalifa, the 828m spire of which now dominates the arid landscape of Dubai.
The Saudis have been determined to surpass it but the announcement of the go-ahead for Kingdom Tower, the first building intended to surpass the 1km mark, has genuinely surprised.
Designed by architect Adrian Smith – designer of the Burj Khalifa when he was at SOM – it has also not escaped attention that the main contractor is the Saudi Bin Laden Group, a construction company in which Osama, with his engineering degree, was once destined to play a leading role.
What does not always translate from New York (and Chicago, the true birthplace of the skyscraper) to elsewhere is the logic for such tall buildings – economy and efficiency. Cass Gilbert, architect of the 1913 Woolworth Building called the skyscraper “a machine for making the land pay” and, in Manhattan, where land was limited and the island solid rock, they made real financial sense.
But Gilbert was still designing ornately detailed gothic spires that, within a decade, were expressed in the stepped, Art Deco masterpieces for which New York is still best known.
Gilbert’s dictum was only fully realised with the perfection of a certain kind of mid-century modernism, which conceived the skyscraper as a pure extrusion of the city-grid block, efficient and economical because it was repetitive, uniform, stripped to its basic materials and built by formula. The results are seen in the dull canyons of midtown Manhattan.
But skyscrapers in the desert?
The Gulf skyscrapers were never about economy or efficiency. In fact, quite the opposite, they have become a symbol of conspicuous consumption and architectural branding.
And in an era when branding is everything, the extravagant forms and attenuated spires of the new generation of “supertall” buildings allow them to attract funding more easily, and the broken records and endless statistics create their own world of marketing. They anchor developments in the middle of nowhere like pins in a map – to the same madly out-of-kilter scale.
Virtually every financial centre in the world, new or old, now defines itself by towers, even London, with its higgledy-piggledy Roman street plan.
Renzo Piano’s “Shard of Glass” building, is already the tallest building in Europe before it is even up to full height and the City skyline becomes more crowded by the day.
This quest for height could be called irrational, is questionably financially viable and the threat of terror remains. Yet somehow, cities only seem to increase their resolve to build themselves into the skies.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 03:10 PM   #26176
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What's the purpose of this article??? I personally don't care what the rest of the world does with their buildings. I say more power to them for building bigger, taller. If their economy dictates the need for all that space..then do so. If not, why build all those buildings just to be empty shells. The new WTC1 building will be the tallest in the United States, and hopefully will be full capacity once it's finished.
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Old September 9th, 2011, 03:52 PM   #26177
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Old September 9th, 2011, 04:23 PM   #26178
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This new tower is ugly as hell!
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Old September 9th, 2011, 05:10 PM   #26179
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Old September 9th, 2011, 05:58 PM   #26180
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You can see the weather proof seal visable on the window panel that was replaced on the east side. Wonder if that'll be fix.
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