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Old June 22nd, 2011, 10:03 PM   #23141
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Yes course u can, can't remember where i got that.
Could you send it to me? It would make me very happy. ^^
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 10:14 PM   #23142
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but u never know 1 day them pools could get built on. They might get fed up of cleaning them out like i do with my fish tank!!
I could imagine that. There was the algae bloom breakout on the south pool not so long ago. Pain in the arse to maintain over time and expensive too.
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 11:22 PM   #23143
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Despite the fact that many people will think it disrespectful, these pools are going to have thousands of dollars in change thrown in them every week. That should help mitigate the costs of algae remediation.

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Old June 22nd, 2011, 11:27 PM   #23144
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^ The pH Control System should solve the problem.

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Old June 22nd, 2011, 11:42 PM   #23145
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Oh my God that last picture! I just came! :O
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 11:51 PM   #23146
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 12:02 AM   #23147
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Prob on the keyboard i guess.

Amazing photo the last one is. Shame this digital camera technology and software wasnt around in pre 2001.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 12:10 AM   #23148
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Despite the fact that many people will think it disrespectful, these pools are going to have thousands of dollars in change thrown in them every week. That should help mitigate the costs of algae remediation.

Never considered that, as the memorial pools being wishing wells. People would look at you in an odd way if you threw coins in the pools. I wonder if people will be throwing flowers in the memorial pools this anniversary. Might clog the pumps.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 12:17 AM   #23149
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[QUOTE=azn_man12345 ]Oh my God that last picture! I just came!

easy it there aznman12345 don't get too excited.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 12:22 AM   #23150
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Whats up with some of these off-color panels?
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 12:24 AM   #23151
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Never considered that, as the memorial pools being wishing wells. People would look at you in an odd way if you threw coins in the pools. I wonder if people will be throwing flowers in the memorial pools this anniversary. Might clog the pumps.
Many keepsakes, photographs, letters, mementos, stuffed animals, and flowers will find their way into the waters every week and many times more near and on anniversaries.

It will be less than a couple of weeks after the memorial is opened that signs telling you not to throw things in the fountains will appear and Port Authority guards will patrol the perimeters looking for possible offenders. Regularly you will see hipwader-wearing custodians walking around the bottom of the fountains, with pool nets and rake-like devices, scooping up all the crap at the bottom.

Do you remember the stuff at the impromptu memorials popping up all over Manhattan right after 9/11? Imagine all that stuff finding its way here.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 12:25 AM   #23152
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Outdoor Observation Deck at One World Trade Center a No-Go, Developer says


Mayor Bloomberg thinks an outdoor observation deck at the new Freedom tower would be a draw. (DNAinfo/Benjamin Fractenberg)
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MANHATTAN — Mayor Michael Bloomberg would be among the visitors to an outdoor observation deck at the soon-to-be-completed One World Trade Center — that is, if there were one.

The South Tower of the World Trade Center once featured indoor and outdoor observation decks that offered sweeping views of the city and beyond.

But because of logistical issues, the new One World Trade Center will include two stories of indoor observation space on its top floors, but no outdoor deck, the developer says.

Asked about the decision during his weekly sit-down with WOR’s John Gambling by concerned caller Chris, from Staten Island, the mayor said the deck will be missed.

"People love to get that view. I remember being in the Twin Towers, Windows on the World [restaurant] and [the Trade Center's] observation decks many, many times after it was built and there was a 'wow' factor. Great tourist attraction. Not just tourists, but New Yorkers who wanted the view," he said.

While Bloomberg acknowledged the omission "must have been a business decision," he encouraged called Chris to petition the Port Authority, which is in charge.

"I guarantee I'd go look at it," Bloomberg said.

But Jordan Barowitz, a spokesman for the Durst Organization, the PA's development partner, said an outdoor deck would be near-impossible because of a planned antenna on the roof.

Unlike the Empire State building, the tower will also have no set-backs, which Barowitz said ruled out creating a deck mid-way up the tower.

"I think it would be very, very difficult," he said.

The PA announced in March that it had scrapped a plan to build a sky-deck eatery at the top of the tower reminiscent of Windows on the World, deeming it a money-loser because of the challenges of transporting people and supplies up so many stories in such a busy building.

"The logistics of it were too difficult," Barowitz added. "It’s not a good business decision."
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 12:54 AM   #23153
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It doesn't even have to be on 1's roof. 2's roof is probably too small, but I really do think that using 3 or 4's roof as an outdoor ob. deck would be an amazing idea.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 02:34 AM   #23154
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It doesn't even have to be on 1's roof. 2's roof is probably too small, but I really do think that using 3 or 4's roof as an outdoor ob. deck would be an amazing idea.
I agree, I think the roof of 4 WTC would make a great observation deck. It would also have a good view of the memorial.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 02:56 AM   #23155
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Is it politician talk for OK you can have an observation deck,look how amazing i am to get you this please vote for me
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 03:52 AM   #23156
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challenges of transporting people and supplies up so many stories in such a busy building.

"The logistics of it were too difficult," Barowitz added. "It’s not a good business decision."
There has to be something else to it. how could they transport all of that stuff in the 70s, but we cant transport it now?
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 04:18 AM   #23157
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There has to be something else to it. how could they transport all of that stuff in the 70s, but we cant transport it now?

Because this tower is a lot smaller than the twin towers. At the top they were about 208 feet on a side whereas this tower is only 140 ft on a side at the top or something like that. So there is much less floor space for a restaraunt and it could also be that there will be fewer elevators to transport items.

Actually, the much smaller floor space is probably why they have to make the observation deck two floors - otherwise it will get overcrowded.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 04:21 AM   #23158
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I agree, I think the roof of 4 WTC would make a great observation deck. It would also have a good view of the memorial.

Actually, here is an idea - put an outdoor observatory on number 3 and an outdoor bar/lounge on the top of number 4.

That would be sooooooo awesome.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 05:35 AM   #23159
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[QUOTE=Otie;80121856]^ The pH Control System should solve the problem.

Otie - what camera are you using? Savage pics!
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 08:10 AM   #23160
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^ The pH Control System should solve the problem.

i would hope so. but hopefully not bales of barley straws.
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