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Old December 18th, 2011, 02:10 AM   #28861
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Compared to some supertall's extreme poor cladding, that of 1WTC once again really is a reference, truly awesome.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 02:22 AM   #28862
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That having been said, there must be zoning laws now to avoid free riders to build high enough to take advantage of the open line of sight offered in that area of manhattan.. Right?
Yup. Zoning laws basically prohibit high rise construction outside of Midtown and The Financial District.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 04:42 AM   #28863
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Old December 18th, 2011, 06:04 AM   #28864
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Thanks for the link - great view
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Old December 18th, 2011, 06:21 AM   #28865
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Manhattan as seen from Stamford, Connecticut (54 km/34 miles away from 1WTC) with 1 WTC in the middle of the photo

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Old December 18th, 2011, 06:30 AM   #28866
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amazing how far away you can see new york from
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Old December 18th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #28867
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I took this photo today, actually it was the first time when I could see the City from Stamford. The photo was taken from 25th floor apartment at Trump Parc, the view is really amazing, way better than on this photo.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 08:31 AM   #28868
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amazing how far away you can see new york from
...just curious. What is the farthest point NYC can be seen from? And don't say..."it can be seen from the space station"

Supposedly, Baltimore can be seen from the Washington Monument in DC, about 40 miles, with buildings only a third of the hieght. I'm thinking from land for NYC, not from out in the ocean somewhere.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 11:10 AM   #28869
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...just curious. What is the farthest point NYC can be seen from?
Yeah, I'm also interested about that!
btw, great pic
and NYBOY thanks for these videos!
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Old December 18th, 2011, 12:22 PM   #28870
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This is an amazing picture, it looks like an old picture of New York with the Twins.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 02:23 PM   #28871
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it does. Even the crane looks like the old spire now.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 03:36 PM   #28872
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...just curious. What is the farthest point NYC can be seen from? And don't say..."it can be seen from the space station"

Supposedly, Baltimore can be seen from the Washington Monument in DC, about 40 miles, with buildings only a third of the hieght. I'm thinking from land for NYC, not from out in the ocean somewhere.
NJ and Ct are visible, but so are parts of Pennsylvania.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 05:10 PM   #28873
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Up and Up it goes!!! its looking better everyday. Keep up the momentum.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #28874
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Yup. Zoning laws basically prohibit high rise construction outside of Midtown and The Financial District.
Thanks. But, then, did One Madison Avenue had to get some sort of waiver/variance (plus neighboring air rights), or is it that the prohibition against high rises ends at 23rd street?
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Old December 18th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #28875
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A bit off topic. What was the more popular view point on top of the towers back in the day- twin towers or ESB?
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Old December 18th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #28876
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ESB was still more used in movies from my observations(lol get it?) idk about who had statistically more people though.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 10:48 PM   #28877
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I also think the ESB has more visitors.
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Old December 18th, 2011, 11:29 PM   #28878
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The ESB historically had more visitors, but the WTC also had plenty of visitors.

Especially considering it was the only place in town where you could get a rooftop view in all directions without a suicide fence in the way.

From: http://cryptome.org/wtc-south-tower-roof.jpg


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Old December 19th, 2011, 12:21 AM   #28879
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Ahh but you cant peer over the edge and look basically straight down.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 12:40 AM   #28880
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Ahh but you cant peer over the edge and look basically straight down.
True, but I'm sure most people did that from the indoor observation deck. I did lots of that on my first day of work in my office. Hell, working at the WTC helped me overcome my fear of heights!
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