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Old May 24th, 2011, 02:56 AM   #22141
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That first picture you posted at 5:47 brings back alot of bad memories.....
That jet is high up to the clouds, where it's supposed to be... so to me it's just one of many nicely composed photos here.
But more danger lies below... as TowersNYC's bad episode shows.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 03:12 AM   #22142
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Hey guys, looks like this tower has made it first appearance in entertainment, or, more directly, in the new Call of Duty game



Let's hope this tower don't appear only in war games/ movies!
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Old May 24th, 2011, 03:25 AM   #22143
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nope not the first it appeared on fringe like 3-4 weeks ago
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Old May 24th, 2011, 03:31 AM   #22144
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I was wondering, and please pardon my ignorance on this subject but, i have been noticing there have been alot of tornado destruction all over the southern states, now with that being said. could tower 1 withstand a tornado is one were to hit it directly?
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Old May 24th, 2011, 04:24 AM   #22145
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Well, it looks complete in Call of Duty. I thought I saw the freedom tower in that one helicopter shot of the city in Babylon A.D (2008/2009). The freedom has been filmed under construction in helicopter shots of almost all of the films shot in NYC lately.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 04:35 AM   #22146
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I was wondering, and please pardon my ignorance on this subject but, i have been noticing there have been alot of tornado destruction all over the southern states, now with that being said. could tower 1 withstand a tornado is one were to hit it directly?

First of all, a major variable is the actual strength of the tornado. Still, even a very strong tornado (F4-F5 on the Fujita scale) would probably not be able to take down the tower.

When a tornado hits any building, it exerts tremendous pressure on the walls of the structure. Since most buildings have load-bearing walls, if these collapse the building will follow. In the case of skyscrapers (and especially 1 WTC) this is not the case because the weight of the building is evenly distributed by load-bearing steel columns, which have relative high tensile strength. Furthermore, the core of the tower consists of steel-reinforced concrete stairwells which would be the ideal place to seek shelter in if a tornado was approaching. Obviously most of the windows would be blown out and the tower would sustain moderate damage from flying debris, but it would remain standing nonetheless.

Bearing that in mind, a strong thunderstorm, potentially a supercell, will bear down on lower manhattan within an hour or two.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 04:40 AM   #22147
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u could use chase tower Houston for example during hurrican ike? the building stayed perfectly fine other than a bunch of glass breaking
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Old May 24th, 2011, 04:46 AM   #22148
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nope not the first it appeared on fringe like 3-4 weeks ago
I forgot about that! Thanks for remembering
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Old May 24th, 2011, 05:30 AM   #22149
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Hey guys, looks like this tower has made it first appearance in entertainment, or, more directly, in the new Call of Duty game



Let's hope this tower don't appear only in war games/ movies!
Damn, I've never seen Manhattan rendered so accurately in a video game.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 05:38 AM   #22150
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WAO!
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Old May 24th, 2011, 05:47 AM   #22151
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Old May 24th, 2011, 06:34 AM   #22152
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there is quite few error in that picture:

first, 16000 is no more
and second 18000 boom is turned wrong way

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Old May 24th, 2011, 06:40 AM   #22153
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Another view from Modern Warfare 3:


And another:


And another:

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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:21 AM   #22154
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Hey guys, looks like this tower has made it first appearance in entertainment, or, more directly, in the new Call of Duty game



Let's hope this tower don't appear only in war games/ movies!
The Freedom Tower looks intimidating in that screenshot.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 09:01 AM   #22155
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I can't believe they rendered the whole WTC complex in that game, and it looks good!

I bet some of the kids who play that game and know nothing about the rebuilding of the WTC will recognize the WTC completion around 2013 and be like "Whoa, that was on my video game 3 years ago!"
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Old May 24th, 2011, 09:17 AM   #22156
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actually wtc has already appeared in crysis 2 and its first media appearance was in the 2006 movie click staring Adam sandler.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #22157
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actually wtc has already appeared in crysis 2 and its first media appearance was in the 2006 movie click staring Adam sandler.
Not only; also appeared in the movie Babylon A.D. (2008) with Vin Diesel.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 01:16 PM   #22158
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Old May 24th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #22159
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Another view from Modern Warfare 3:


And another:


And another:
Great shots, evein not being a great CoD fan. Curiously, all lower Manhattan is being destroyed to the ground, but the WTC appears neat!
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Old May 24th, 2011, 03:55 PM   #22160
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