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Old March 9th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #20381
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Phillip Kalantzis Cope (March 7th, 2011)

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Old March 9th, 2011, 03:32 AM   #20382
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The one with the clock and dome at the top? It's the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower.

------> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William...ngs_Bank_Tower
I thought it was the Watchtower
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Old March 9th, 2011, 04:26 AM   #20383
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The one with the clock and dome at the top? It's the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower.

------> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William...ngs_Bank_Tower
No it isn't. Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, is in Brooklyn
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Old March 9th, 2011, 04:36 AM   #20384
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No it isn't. Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, is in Brooklyn
OT: Yes it is. That picture was taken in Brooklyn and that building looks exactly like WSBT, not unless there's a similar structure anywhere else in NYC.

The glass is looking gorgeous in the last set of photos. This is my favorite supertall project to look out for. I hope I can have free time to go to the site this week and take pictures
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Old March 9th, 2011, 04:49 AM   #20385
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Exactly. Thank you.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 05:11 AM   #20386
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I was waiting for the 1021st page, last one was pretty big.

Back on topic, yesterday a 9th row of facade was being installed on the south side.

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Old March 9th, 2011, 05:12 AM   #20387
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OT: Yes it is. That picture was taken in Brooklyn and that building looks exactly like WSBT, not unless there's a similar structure anywhere else in NYC.

The glass is looking gorgeous in the last set of photos. This is my favorite supertall project to look out for. I hope I can have free time to go to the site this week and take pictures
Ok the other picture aren't loading to my phone. So it could be the Williamsburgh
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Old March 9th, 2011, 05:48 AM   #20388
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I was waiting for the 1021st page, last one was pretty big.
so you're spending all your days takin' pictures from other people just to post it here?.. and then u come here and say to me to not quote 1(yes, one) picture from other user just to say that i like it!.. i don't know, this is a forum, and that kind of things that i do is forum's stuffs and i have 2 years here doin' that, but u have only 4 months.. sorry for the off toppic everyone
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Old March 9th, 2011, 06:50 AM   #20389
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At what floor will it be a perfect octagon in shape? Coming up pretty soon I think!
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Old March 9th, 2011, 07:35 AM   #20390
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Old March 9th, 2011, 10:22 AM   #20391
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Benjamin Rosamond took these yesterday










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Old March 9th, 2011, 01:48 PM   #20392
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I'd love to work on that building site, but I'm too scrawney
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Old March 9th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #20393
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wow so many pictures... the building must have right now about 200m!
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Old March 9th, 2011, 02:13 PM   #20394
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rather 210m than 200
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Old March 9th, 2011, 03:37 PM   #20395
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New World Trade Center developers scrap plans for Windows on the World-type restaurant
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Developers of the new 1 World Trade Center have scratched plans for a Windows on the World-type restaurant on the iconic tower's top floors, The Post has learned.
The planned eatery -- which had been part of the building's plan since it was first called the Freedom Tower -- was shelved due to concerns about cost and the difficulty of finding a restaurateur willing to run a likely money-losing operation.
Port Authority executive director Chris Ward said, "These things are always money-losers. We think we can achieve a far better financial return given the [quality of the] space and avoid all the complexiities.
"New York City already has plenty of great restaurants," Ward said.
The tower is being built by the PA and private developer Douglas Durst. An original plan for a two-story restaurant, first announced in 2007, was later scaled down to one floor -- but even that proved probihitively costly.
The decision to drop the restaurant came abruptly. The PA Web site still includes a "skyline" restaurant among the tower's amenities.
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What a load of crap talk there. Wasnt the former Windows on the World restaurant the highest grossing restaurant in the country in its last full year of business? Bloody Shame tbh.

But when you think about it, where would all the kitchen equipment (stove tops, ovens, fridge units) and tables and chairs go? wont the core of the building take most of the floor space up on those higher levels? considering the area size of this proposed restaurant is nearly half the floor area space of the former Window on the World restaurant. There would be a significant reduction of the amount of space. Maybe its not feasible to have a restaurant in that small configure of space possibly. All these questions. Maybe Zen could provide the floor diagrams for floor that the proposed resteraunt will be on. Floor 101 i think it is.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 04:03 PM   #20396
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It's very sad that there will be no restaurant. Former Windows On The World was iconic place http://www.nydailynews.com/news/gall...the_world.html nice gallery of photos from WTC Windows on the world
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Old March 9th, 2011, 04:04 PM   #20397
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When I read that too, I thought wasn't the Windows of the World restaurant in the old WTC the highest grossing restaurant in the country? Probably a bunch of factors to why the idea has been scrapped but I'm sure losing profit is not one of them.
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Old March 9th, 2011, 04:43 PM   #20398
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Спасибо, ребята, за фото!!!
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Old March 9th, 2011, 05:48 PM   #20399
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When I read that too, I thought wasn't the Windows of the World restaurant in the old WTC the highest grossing restaurant in the country? Probably a bunch of factors to why the idea has been scrapped but I'm sure losing profit is not one of them.
"Highest Grossing" just means how much business the restaurant did. It doesn't tell you how much it cost to run.

The old WOTW could have made a billion dollars a year in business but if it cost them a billion and one dollars in overhead costs then it wasn't a money maker. Until you see the actual accounting books for the old WOTW restaurant, you will never know how razor thin their profit margins may have been.

Considering food and utility costs these days, higher wages, ridiculous per square foot rental prices and the astronomical amount of insurance costs for a restaurant in the new number one target... I mean 1WTC... You can see how a restaurateur may be reluctant to take that on.
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THAT GLASS IS JUST SOOOO REFLECTIVE.
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