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Old May 3rd, 2011, 02:25 AM   #21561
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 02:54 AM   #21562
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I like how the progress on the 1WTC is going and hopefuly 4WTC will make its way into the downtown skyline soon. However, as much as I like the design of the 2WTC (Lord Foster's tower), I have to admit that it will completely obscure any decent view of 1WTC from Brooklyn (especially from the Brooklyn Bridge), and the only good view of 1 WTC will be from the south, north and west. When the original Twin Towers were built, they were purposefully not unaligned with each other to avoid this issue. 2 WTC is almost equal in height to 1 WTC (a mere 18 foot difference, excluding 1WTC's spire) and will therefore block any view of 1WTC from an eastern vantage point. This is more than likely the reason why there are no official renders of 1WTC from the Brooklyn vantage point. If you don't believe me, go to the PANYNJ website and navigate to their Google Earth link. There you can bring up a render of the future WTC site from the eastern side and check this out. As it stands, I think it would be fine to leave 2 WTC as the retail stump its planned to be anyways, though I have no problem with Richard Roger's 3 WTC going up. Even though 3 WTC, has an admittedly inferior design to 2WTC, the tower is only 1,155 feet high.
Was one of the original twins invisible? Obviously, there was an angle from which one blocked the other. Better call PANYNJ just to make sure they don't finish 2 WTC so your view isn't blocked. Good to know you have no problem with WTC 3 being finished.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 03:56 AM   #21563
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Hey guys, I've been following the construction of this building for a while, so I decided to create an account to share some pictures too!

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 05:04 AM   #21564
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 05:27 AM   #21565
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4WTC's lobby is HUGE! Nice!
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 05:42 AM   #21566
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Damn. It looks like an unfinished Best Buy or Home Depot. That will be overwhelming when it's all done.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 06:34 AM   #21567
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Was one of the original twins invisible? Obviously, there was an angle from which one blocked the other. Better call PANYNJ just to make sure they don't finish 2 WTC so your view isn't blocked. Good to know you have no problem with WTC 3 being finished.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 08:41 AM   #21568
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This photo made me realize that New York is soon going to be home to both the world's oldest and its newest supertall buildings... Awesomeness...

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 08:57 AM   #21569
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Earlier today. (media frenzy included)

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 11:34 AM   #21570
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 12:54 PM   #21571
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great picture indeed ... seems like the new WTC is bigger than the old ones given the size, isn't it? looks massive.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 01:17 PM   #21572
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If you mean the tower? Then no, its the same hight, and width, but this one tapers away so its actually smaller. If you mean the actual wtc site then, i'm not sure
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 01:22 PM   #21573
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If you mean the tower? Then no, its the same hight, and width, but this one tapers away so its actually smaller. If you mean the actual wtc site then, i'm not sure
Yes, I was actually pointing at the width indeed ... you are right, due to its tapering design, the base looks or is wider than the old WTC towers, but even now, as it gets smaller towards the top, still looks massive to me.

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 01:43 PM   #21574
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The base is a few feet smaller and the roof is half the size of one of the old towers.


There was some amazing footage of the WTC site on the news last night. Did anyone happen to get screen captures? In particular there were a couple shots of the top of the tower when seen from above.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 02:12 PM   #21575
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If you mean the tower? Then no, its the same hight, and width, but this one tapers away so its actually smaller. If you mean the actual wtc site then, i'm not sure
i think the whole complex may be larger cause this one has 541-411-and almost all are 300+ whereas in the older only 2 were 300+
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 03:06 PM   #21576
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Yes, because there will be so many 300+ towers in this relatively tiny 16-acre site, the view of 1 WTC will be completely obscured from many angles, most of all Brooklyn.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 03:44 PM   #21577
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 03:53 PM   #21578
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nice addition to great skyline
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 03:58 PM   #21579
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Does anyone know the floor space of the WTC block before the attack and after everything is completed?
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 04:06 PM   #21580
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fantastic pictures, also dynamic of pedestrian area. So many tv stations vehicles,any important people who visit that site?
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