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Old February 15th, 2012, 12:03 AM   #1121
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Old February 15th, 2012, 11:08 AM   #1122
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From that distance the City could not be mistaken for anywhere else......wonder if the same will be said from here on ?
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Old February 15th, 2012, 01:33 PM   #1123
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From that distance the City could not be mistaken for anywhere else......wonder if the same will be said from here on ?


It's still the most recognizable skyline in the world. By far.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 10:24 PM   #1124
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From that distance the City could not be mistaken for anywhere else......wonder if the same will be said from here on ?
Sadly I doubt in the same way. The designs are sadly inferior and in a way gimmicky. It would be interesting in a decade or two to ask people in NYC and around the world who were born early 2000's which era they prefered.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 05:54 AM   #1125
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Old February 16th, 2012, 06:48 AM   #1126
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Here is a treat for you guys. I found an article through a university database which I'm privy to (you won't be able to find it on google). It's a 1999 interior design article about the renovations that Fred Alger Management did to it's 93rd floor North Tower office. The majority of the 93rd floor was leased to Alger. As Chapelo has mentioned, MMC occupied a small chunk of the floor on the south side, as the blueprint in the 4th image shows. These Alger offices were very impressive looking. Too bad these pics aren't in color.

Tragically, Alger lost 35 people on 9/11.

Interior Design Magazine, September 1999.
Wow! Neat find! I don't remember their offices too well, but I do remember the gaudy tile that covered the core-columns in the lobby area. Looked like something straight out of 1973.

For comparison purposes to that Alger floorplan, here's the 93rd floor as occupied by Marsh.




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Stunning. Really shows how big these towers were.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #1127
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Great pic, flux. My fascination with these buildings never ends.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 08:43 PM   #1128
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Great pic, flux. My fascination with these buildings never ends.
Agreed. I can't seem to be able to not like them as much as the new 1wtc. It probably has something to do with watching them go up from the Jersey side of the banks of the Hudson River while i used to sit in class on the 3rd floor of my school.......couldnt have been but maybe 2 or 3 miles away and the view was crystal clear. I guess i'm one of those that thinks they should have been re-built as they were,only perhaps 115 floors.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 04:10 AM   #1129
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I guess i'm one of those that thinks they should have been re-built as they were,only perhaps 115 floors.
You're not alone. The only thing I would add to that is 120 floors.
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More interior shots:

http://www.travelhome.org/

This was done in March 2001. They used floors 89-95th of the North Tower to write "E-Team". Recognize any of those offices, Chapelo? It's hard to make out much. MMC would have occupied two of these floors (94 and 95, but not 93 since Alger had the north face).
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Old February 17th, 2012, 06:00 AM   #1131
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More interior shots:

http://www.travelhome.org/

This was done in March 2001. They used floors 89-95th of the North Tower to write "E-Team". Recognize any of those offices, Chapelo? It's hard to make out much. MMC would have occupied two of these floors (94 and 95, but not 93 since Alger had the north face).
I remember that. My girlfriend (now my wife) was involved in the LMCC art program that was in untenanted space on the 91st floor. The night they turned the lights on, we had dinner at a restaurant in TriBeCa, and were able to see it from afar.



The lower-left image appears to be the 95th floor of MMC, on the trading floor. Pretty sure the lower-right is Fred Alger.
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Old February 17th, 2012, 06:37 AM   #1132
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I remember that. My girlfriend (now my wife) was involved in the LMCC art program that was in untenanted space on the 91st floor. The night they turned the lights on, we had dinner at a restaurant in TriBeCa, and were able to see it from afar.



The lower-left image appears to be the 95th floor of MMC, on the trading floor. Pretty sure the lower-right is Fred Alger.

Thanks. I definitely think you are right about the lower-right one being Alger, as it looks similar to another picture I have seen of the Alger office.
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Have you seen these pictures of the LMCC world views?

http://www.lmcc.net/residencies/work...ns/world_views
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Old February 18th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #1135
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Have you seen these pictures of the LMCC world views?

http://www.lmcc.net/residencies/work...ns/world_views
Yep but a lot of people haven't.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #1136
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A couple of pictures of Keefe Bruyette Woods' South Tower offices.

http://dgalight.com/projects/98787KBW.html





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Old February 20th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #1137
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I would like to post some screencaps of the Marriott Hotel (WTC3) and Windoes on The World prior to 9/11
And the hotel floor plans (ball rooms and convention center)








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Old February 20th, 2012, 09:55 PM   #1138
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A couple of pictures of Keefe Bruyette Woods' South Tower offices.

http://dgalight.com/projects/98787KBW.html




Interesting. They got really creative with the floor trusses and encased them in drywall, creating vaulted ceilings. I guess that's one way to deal with the abnormally low ceilings that the Twins were famous for.

Their offices were definitely nice, no doubt about that.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 11:33 PM   #1139
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Interesting. They got really creative with the floor trusses and encased them in drywall, creating vaulted ceilings. I guess that's one way to deal with the abnormally low ceilings that the Twins were famous for.

Their offices were definitely nice, no doubt about that.

Indeed. They were virtually brand new when they were destroyed as they were completed in 2000.

Here is an article about the firm that designed their WTC offices as well as the office they moved into after 9/11. It looks like they used those vaulted ceilings in the new office too.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/07/bu...pagewanted=all

Meh_cd's album has a couple pics of KBW offices. You can tell because the marble on the floor is identical to the marble in the pictures I posted. The columns also look the same. I don't have time to go through his album now, but when I do I'll post the pics that I'm talking about.

Of all of the WTC office pics I've seen, I would say that Cantor, KBW, and Fred Alger had the nicest looking offices. I'd probably rank Cantor first because of the Rodin sculptures.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 04:01 AM   #1140
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I'm still working on getting the pics of MMCs offices scanned, but my Mac took a dump earlier this week and is with Apple awaiting a new logic board.

I'm posting this from my iPhone, but I should have something at the end of this week to share.
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