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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:31 PM   #31501
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I don't recall seeing the twins from uptown. I know the midtown buildings you can see even from some places in Yonkers, such as the Major Deegan coming into the Bronx. But not the downtown scrapers. I guess they are blocked by other buildings.
I drove in from CT after a weekend trip, and was able to see the Twins from White Plains. But it was a crystal-clear day. Strangely I couldn't see the ESB or any of the Midtown scrapers; from that distance they appeared as a giant block.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #31502
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I drove in from CT after a weekend trip, and was able to see the Twins from White Plains. But it was a crystal-clear day. Strangely I couldn't see the ESB or any of the Midtown scrapers; from that distance they appeared as a giant block.
Interesting. It might be that in White Plains you are a bit further east and Manhattan is at an angle to begin with so from there downtown isn't blocked by midtown. In fact, I think one time someone posted nice pics of the Manhattan skyline from White Plains on the NYC part of this forum.

Gosh, this construction is really dragging out now...
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Old April 26th, 2012, 01:22 AM   #31503
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Old April 26th, 2012, 07:43 AM   #31504
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I was feeling like it didn't look that tall, but I loaded it and looked at it in google earth and wow!!! I felt like it was going to look a bit too fat, but all my fears are gone, it looks insanely amazing! Check it out! If it looks like this, I will definitely surpass my already high expectations. The beauty of this tower is unassailable! Its a 10/10

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Old April 26th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #31505
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I don't recall seeing the twins from uptown. I know the midtown buildings you can see even from some places in Yonkers, such as the Major Deegan coming into the Bronx. But not the downtown scrapers. I guess they are blocked by other buildings.
I live on East 86th, and from certain streets you can see all the way to downtown. It's quite odd actually, I want to say if you look down Lexington you can see straight to the WTC, might be another one though. I'll tell you next time I go out.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #31506
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Well, the Manhattan street grid pretty much allows all kinds of imaginable views...

You can even fit some periodic table in there
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:31 PM   #31507
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Well, the Manhattan street grid pretty much allows all kinds of imaginable views...

You can even fit some periodic table in there
hahaha, love that!
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #31508
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The cladding is past the octagon point now!
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Old April 27th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #31509
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I live on East 86th, and from certain streets you can see all the way to downtown. It's quite odd actually, I want to say if you look down Lexington you can see straight to the WTC, might be another one though. I'll tell you next time I go out.
I go to college on Lexington Ave and you can actually see the Beekman tower when you look straight down.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 01:26 AM   #31510
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the news of 1 WTC almost passing the ESB is making it's way around
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Old April 27th, 2012, 01:30 AM   #31511
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I go to college on Lexington Ave and you can actually see the Beekman tower when you look straight down.
That's right! That's what it is, perhaps it's 3rd or 2nd then?
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Old April 27th, 2012, 02:45 AM   #31512
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I go to college on Lexington Ave and you can actually see the Beekman tower when you look straight down.
cool, the same college as Bobby Flay? He said he went to UCLA, University of the Corner of Lexington Avenue seriously, I love that side of NY. 2nd Avenue is one of my favorite streets from the Upper East side, all the way down till the end
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Old April 27th, 2012, 02:50 AM   #31513
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does anyone know the OFFICIAL floor number of one world trade center I've been seeing all over the internet that it has 105 floors 108 floors 110 floors what is the ACTUAL floor count
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Old April 27th, 2012, 03:29 AM   #31514
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does anyone know the OFFICIAL floor number of one world trade center I've been seeing all over the internet that it has 105 floors 108 floors 110 floors what is the ACTUAL floor count
105 i think?
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Old April 27th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #31515
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105 i think?
105 is the roof but there are not actually 104 inside floors due to stacking plana nadn floor count and mezzaine floors. For example it goes 93,93M and then 100, which is where the steel is right now
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Old April 27th, 2012, 05:12 AM   #31516
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Why didnt they make it have a higher floor count than the twin towers ive never unerstood it
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Old April 27th, 2012, 05:43 AM   #31517
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Because this tower is self-contained, meaning that all the mechanical equipment required is being stored within the tower, instead of being spreaded throughout the site. Plus add the fact that it will be one of the greenest buildings in the world. You just can't place +110 floor slabs within a 1368' tower when the tower is self-contained.

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eventhough this is tehcnically taller, willis tower looks like a giant up next to it!
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Old April 27th, 2012, 06:03 AM   #31519
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wow!!! NYC is rebuilding fast!!!
AWESOME
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Old April 27th, 2012, 06:09 AM   #31520
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eventhough this is tehcnically taller, willis tower looks like a giant up next to it!

Sears tower looks like a giant next to just about anything, but their roofheights are still quite close. It's ESB that looks small
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