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Old May 25th, 2012, 06:28 AM   #33341
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No, it was just moved to a hangar at JFK because the park is being redone. Eventually it may end up at Liberty Park.
Wow, I must have been one of the last ones to see it then, on the 21st . Now I feel so privileged!

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Old May 25th, 2012, 07:29 AM   #33342
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Wow, I must have been one of the last ones to see it then, on the 21st . Now I feel so privileged!

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Whoops, sorry, I should have proofread that before I submitted it . It's scheduled to be moved to a hangar at JFK until a permanent home (most likely at Liberty Park) is found.

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Old May 25th, 2012, 07:43 AM   #33343
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There's going to be some food service up there though on the observation floors, and probably a fast-casual type of restaurant.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/...rs-observatory
I know that, but I don't consider some kind of vague "food service" on the observation deck to be on par with the return of Windows on the World, which was going to happen in some fashion until recently. We aren't even getting a classy bar up there.

Not to mention Shake Shack is overrated as hell.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 08:01 AM   #33344
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Whoops, sorry, I should have proofread that before I submitted it . It's scheduled to be moved to a hangar at JFK until a permanent home (most likely at Liberty Park) is found.
It's so obvious to me that it should be moved back to the site. Surely they could find a spot somewhere for it. Isn't the original location somewhere within the memorial site?
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Old May 25th, 2012, 08:08 AM   #33345
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It's so obvious to me that it should be moved back to the site. Surely they could find a spot somewhere for it. Isn't the original location somewhere within the memorial site?
Yes, the original location would put it smack dab in the middle of the memorial, approximately where the museum is. Apparently they didn't want to incorporate it into the memorial because they "don't want 9/11 artifacts cluttering up the memorial plaza."

The (proposed) site for The Sphere is south of the memorial, on the same plot of land where 130 Liberty Street and the church used to stand.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 08:30 AM   #33346
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So to me it looks like they scrapped the idea of recreating fulton street? In this new rendering the photo is depicted from the memorial it looks like and if you notice there is not street, just the memorial plaza extended into 1WTC's plaza...See for yourself.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/busines...ntent=Business
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Old May 25th, 2012, 12:04 PM   #33347
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The rendering was made to illustrate the base cladding. In those kind of renderings, the surroundings often don't match with the real world. In this case, I think the designer didn't want to add any cars in the scene so that it looks nicer..

They already constructed many layers of the base of Fulton Street, so I don't think they will remove it.. the only question is if access is restricted for bypassers
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Old May 25th, 2012, 12:33 PM   #33348
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The rendering was made to illustrate the base cladding. In those kind of renderings, the surroundings often don't match with the real world. In this case, I think the designer didn't want to add any cars in the scene so that it looks nicer..

They already constructed many layers of the base of Fulton Street, so I don't think they will remove it.. the only question is if access is restricted for bypassers
Well we know pedestrians have full access to the entire grounds besides typical restricted areas clearly, however I wouldn't mind if they did get rid of it, I like the idea of a super block better then having streets cut across the site.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #33349
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Old May 25th, 2012, 02:51 PM   #33350
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WOW.
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Taken By: Paul Bonnar

I didnīt save his Flickr account in my bookmarks, so i canīt provide a link as source.
I believe "wow" is an understatement....

this is just.... EPIC! One of the most impressive skyline/1WC shots I have seen here... Amazing!
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Old May 25th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #33351
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So to me it looks like they scrapped the idea of recreating fulton street? In this new rendering the photo is depicted from the memorial it looks like and if you notice there is not street, just the memorial plaza extended into 1WTC's plaza...See for yourself.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/busines...ntent=Business
Here's the render.

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Old May 25th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #33352
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"In a Crane at 1,100 Feet, There Is No Room for Error"

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/ny...?_r=1&src=recg

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Old May 25th, 2012, 05:15 PM   #33353
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To this day I am amazed by the fact that the Sphere survived the attacks that well.

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Old May 25th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #33354
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ŋ23 meters to the roof?
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Old May 25th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #33355
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Taken By: Paul Bonnar

I didnīt save his Flickr account in my bookmarks, so i canīt provide a link as source.
I found this photo on Flickr. No downloading allowed unfortunately. =(

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shabdro...es-markluethi/
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Old May 25th, 2012, 05:35 PM   #33356
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No food at all on the observation deck of the Sears (Willis) Tower.. unless you count the fudge you can buy in the gift shop. It's good fudge, about 20 different flavors. $6 for a slab about the size of a stick of butter. I recommend Mocha Peanut Butter.

My guess is that like the Sears Tower observation deck, the amount of people visiting is so huge that they really want to move these people along.
Have you ever been to NY before?
None of the observation floors have restaurants.

There are other express elevators for that.
The surprise for this particular tower is a "Shake Shack" instead of a more classic world-class fine-dining restaurant.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 05:50 PM   #33357
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Sure I've been to NY. Never to any observation decks there tho, I hate lines. Even if you buy a "fast pass" ($25) to get to the front of the security checkpoints, you still end up waiting in line about an hour to get to the top of the Sears Tower. Lord help you if you buy the regular $15 or $20 passes.. you'll be there for hours, and still have to sit through this mandatory god awful movie that is so outdated that it claims the Sears Tower is the tallest in the world...
HaHa !!
We have the same thing at the ESB too !!

Oh and let's not forget that the Sears name was changed some time back to Willis.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #33358
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Wot you talkinbout willis?
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Old May 25th, 2012, 06:13 PM   #33359
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Yeah, but no one calls it that yet. Even the gift shop(s) have "Sears (Willis) Tower" with Willis in parenthesis on everything. Give it a couple decades for people to get used to the new name.

Speaking of those films, I asked a security guard why it was mandatory a long time ago. It turns out that the audience is filmed and observed during it, and it gives a chance for security to check out any suspicious characters. Same deal with the mandatory tourist photos that they make you stand for and then try to sell you. They want to document every face that enters the area. So, it's all a security thing. Pretty slick idea really.
I usually say, "no thanks" to the photos and head straight to the elevator.
What a complete fraud!

I hate it when they do that at restaurants -- then they charge you for the photo!
Oh wait -- never mind -- no thanks!
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Old May 25th, 2012, 07:03 PM   #33360
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Sure I've been to NY. Never to any observation decks there tho, I hate lines. Even if you buy a "fast pass" ($25) to get to the front of the security checkpoints, you still end up waiting in line about an hour to get to the top of the Sears Tower. Lord help you if you buy the regular $15 or $20 passes.. you'll be there for hours, and still have to sit through this mandatory god awful movie that is so outdated that it claims the Sears Tower is the tallest in the world...
When i went up the esb last year we went straight up but by the time we left the people trying to go up were being told they would wait 2+ hours just to get in the elevator and the observation deck was already packed.
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