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Old March 18th, 2012, 06:40 AM   #30721
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I like how from one angle the tower looks square, like the old WTC twins, but if you look at it from the corner it looks like it angles inwards, like its a totally different tower.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 09:20 AM   #30722
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I like how from one angle the tower looks square, like the old WTC twins, but if you look at it from the corner it looks like it angles inwards, like its a totally different tower.
I agree!. I love how the building is actually a square technically and remains the same height as the original Twins, but the sides are just cut off, however each triangle is straight, so its square facing on all 4 sides, but it is slightly inwards when looked upon sidewards
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Old March 18th, 2012, 10:12 AM   #30723
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Old March 18th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #30724
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great story & vidoe on daily news web site also this morning at

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...uemw7nXZzI-Gyq
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Old March 18th, 2012, 09:40 PM   #30725
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Catching up with Empire State Building already.I have missed a lot here.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 01:00 AM   #30726
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The construction lights as configured give us a glimpse of how the tower will really look like once completed at night.

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Old March 19th, 2012, 02:48 AM   #30727
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I'll be visiting NYC in the next week or two; certainly before March is over. I can't wait to see how the building looks. I hope I can discern a differant than when I was there a month ago!
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Old March 19th, 2012, 07:07 AM   #30728
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Otie won't the tenants install dividers etc so there will be a lot more patterns by the lights at night? The old towers had so many small windows so close together and at night when different people had their lights on it looked so cool. But now because the windows are MASSIVE and are floor to ceiling im concerned that at night it may look too bright with not enough breaks in between lit and unlit parts... if anyone gets what im trying to say.. if not post a picture of the old North Tower at night and WTC1 and you will see what I mean.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 10:04 AM   #30729
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^The lighting arrangement you refer will eventually appear once tenants move to the tower, though the dark "breaks" you say will be less due to the modular configuration of the cubicles. A typical cubicle measures 15ft by 15ft, taking exactly a row of 3 panels; so the smallest light break should be 15ft large, unless the tenant decides to set curtains which would allow to create the pattern you're mentioning.

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Old March 19th, 2012, 10:24 AM   #30730
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Hmm...so the willis tower will be taller (structural height). I thought WTC1 would become the new tallest tower in the USA?
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Old March 19th, 2012, 11:54 AM   #30731
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Spires are counted in final hight, so yes this will be the tallest in the USA.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #30732
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Because it's hard to see New York and Chicago in the same view no one will notice the height difference between WTC and Willis Tower.......statistics will tell the story. I feel a bit the same in OZ when they say Q1 Tower in Queensland is taller than Eureka Tower in Melbourne. If any two buildings actually stood side by side your brain would tell you which is higher without reading anything.
PS I like both buildings : )
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:51 PM   #30733
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Thanks for replying otie I just absolutely loved the old wtc looked at night it was spectacular. I doubt any of the tenants will use curtains and if they did I think all the tenants would need to use them to achieve close to the same effect but I guess anything is possible. Do you or does anyone know if it will have 4 beacons on the roof and 1 on the spire or just the spire?*

You can see why I loved it in this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pgzJv2CYX4 imagine seeing that every night !*
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Old March 19th, 2012, 07:17 PM   #30734
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Amazing tower I really want to thank all you guys for sharing all those great photos with us...THANK YOU
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Old March 19th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #30735
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CBS news reported this has surpassed ESB or maybe I heard it wrong
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Old March 19th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #30736
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I get all my news right here on SSC. I bet CBS still calls it the freedom tower.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #30737
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Has anyone played around with alternate visions for the roof/spire? It's an attrative structure but I'm growing less and less fond of the spire as this building comes to fruition. Something about the shape that seems too detached from the rest of the structure.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 09:02 PM   #30738
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Hmm...so the willis tower will be taller (structural height). I thought WTC1 would become the new tallest tower in the USA?
The sears tower is structurally 527 meters (1730 feet)

1WTC is 541 meters (1776 feet)

(Although some say 544 meters and 1787 feet to the top of a lightning rod)
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Old March 19th, 2012, 10:22 PM   #30739
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From the lowest public open-air entrance to the tip of the lightning rod 1WTC will be 1795'-4". Of course the rod won't count as part of the building's integrity, 1787'-4" should be the official number (top of spire).
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Old March 19th, 2012, 11:19 PM   #30740
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I love everything about this tower except the damn antennae/spire. Its even more impressive in person! can't wait to go back to nyc
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