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Old November 6th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #28041
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The world shall now see one of the many reasons I like Tower 1.

It really does look like the North Tower. Amazing. Now if I could get my office on the 99th floor again
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Old November 6th, 2011, 06:32 PM   #28042
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Oh, did you work in the old WTC?
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Old November 6th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #28043
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Well... they do look very... manly.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 07:37 PM   #28044
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Old November 6th, 2011, 07:57 PM   #28045
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Oh, did you work in the old WTC?
I worked on the 99th floor of the North Tower from November 1997 to well, September 2001. I was 20 years old, and started out as an IT Intern for Marsh McLennan, then became a permanent employee (desktop support) in August 1998. My cubicle was in the northwest corner of the building, overlooking 7WTC and the Westside Highway.

I was off work the week of 9/11, went to my dad's Navy retirement ceremony in California. From what I understand, my floor was in the impact zone, and if I had been there that day, I would have been wiped out by the jet impact.

I won't get into too much detail, but most of my colleagues and friends were lost that day, wonderful people who I'll never forget. Still can't wrap my head around the events of that horrible day.

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Old November 6th, 2011, 08:01 PM   #28046
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WOW, That's what I call a coincidence!
Exactly at this day, you weren't at your workplace. But horrible, what happened to your friends... But lets talk about some other things, I don't wanna put anything in the mental microwave and warm them up...
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Old November 6th, 2011, 08:03 PM   #28047
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But I'm sure you had a great view about NYC.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 08:16 PM   #28048
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But I'm sure you had a great view about NYC.
The windows were a little too narrow for great views, but the views were good nonetheless. Especially on days when it was foggy; I was high enough in the building that you could look out on such a morning and see nothing but a blanket of fog for miles and miles.

I do have some photographs of my office, the people, and the views; I will share them once I can get access to a decent scanner.

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WOW, That's what I call a coincidence!
Exactly at this day, you weren't at your workplace. But horrible, what happened to your friends... But lets talk about some other things, I don't wanna put anything in the mental microwave and warm them up...
I'm to the point where it still affects me, but I can talk about it without getting emotional. Part of the healing process was me leaving the company (and New York) in January 2002 and returning to my hometown of San Diego. I'm toying with the idea of moving back to NYC and getting my old job back with MMC.

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Old November 6th, 2011, 08:19 PM   #28049
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Ok, I understand...Well I hope you are going to find find the photos of the view.
It's a shame, that there aren't more photos in the web, which are taken from there.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 08:25 PM   #28050
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Ok, I understand...Well I hope you are going to find find the photos of the view.
It's a shame, that there aren't more photos in the web, which are taken from there.
I have a couple hundred photos taken over the span of November 1997 to September 2001. I'll get mine scanned, but these should give you an idea. I believe these were taken from the 58th floor of the South Tower in 1999. Our offices in the North Tower didn't look too different.

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Old November 6th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #28051
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Wow, thank you. I have never seen some photos like these, before.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 09:03 PM   #28052
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Chapelo I'm honored you are here on this forum with us. The pics you posted gave me goose bumps. Even after 10 years and even though I'm not from NY I still find it so shocking that all of this is destroyed now. Thank you very much for the pics.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 10:42 PM   #28053
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Chapelo I'm honored you are here on this forum with us. The pics you posted gave me goose bumps. Even after 10 years and even though I'm not from NY I still find it so shocking that all of this is destroyed now. Thank you very much for the pics.
Thank you. I guess in a way, watching One World Trade Center rise is part of the healing process, restoring the hole not only in the skyline, but in our hearts.

I was originally in the camp that felt the Twins should be rebuilt, even taller, and to an extent, I still feel that way, but since this building has started getting taller, it's really grown on me. Can't wait for the rest of the site to be complete
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Old November 6th, 2011, 10:48 PM   #28054
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Wow, really nice that pics from inside the twins.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 10:50 PM   #28055
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I don't know...Rebuild the old WTC?
Well a good idea but with an other color and bigger windows. And of course: Higher
'Cause this grey...Well, it wasn't very beautiful
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Old November 6th, 2011, 10:53 PM   #28056
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But without grey, it wouldn't be WTC...Very difficult...
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Old November 6th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #28057
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I am suppose to go in NYC in August 2012 and i made this photoshoped picture of what i think will be the skyline by then. Thanks to STR for the picture and the model.

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great photos from the old wtc! i searched soo long for that photos
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Old November 7th, 2011, 12:08 AM   #28059
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I don't know...Rebuild the old WTC?
Well a good idea but with an other color and bigger windows. And of course: Higher
'Cause this grey...Well, it wasn't very beautiful
You know, of all the plans I saw for rebuilding the Twins, the Gardner-Belton plan (same plan Trump endorsed back in 2005) was the most complete, best designed one ever conceived. It had larger windows, a reinforced concrete core, and I believe it would have stood at 111-115 stories. Granted, there's no chance it'll be built now, but it was definitely a viable alternative, considering Mr. Belton was employed by the same firm that did the structural engineering for the original Twins, and they already had a complete set of plans from which construction drawings could be made.

As far as the grey is concerned, keep in mind that they were designed in an era when aesthetics weren't as important as they are today. More than anything else, the Twins were designed for functionality, despite the fact that the superblock was somewhat disconnected from the fabric of Manhattan; a problem that's been rectified with the current plans restoring Fulton and Greenwich streets through the site.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 12:52 AM   #28060
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I absolutely love the Twin Towers 2 by Ken Gardner. In my opinion they are massively superior to what is being built in every single aspect except for the Twins 2 lacking the concrete base of the Freedom Tower. I wanted new twins very much, when I saw that there won't be Ken Gardner's new twins I at least wanted that there be two Freedom Towers and I never really gave up this wish of mine. However, I learned to live with the new WTC as it's built and I began liking it, sure, I still think the buildings are too short and that 1WTC needs a twin and that Twins 2 would have been far better but in general I love the new WTC. I even have it as my desktop now

Btw, here some info for you about the Twin Towers 2. They were supposed to be 450 meters or 1475 feet and they should have had 111 floors. Here is their SSP diagram:

[IMG]http://i51.************/2d1mzch.jpg[/IMG]
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