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Old April 2nd, 2013, 08:17 AM   #43581
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 09:40 AM   #43582
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Will the beacon be brighter than the Luxor in Las Vegas?

tl:dr - no, won't even be 1/100,000 as bright

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At 42.3 billion candela, the Luxor Sky Beam is the strongest beam of light in the world. Using computer designed, curved mirrors to collect the light from 39 xenon lamps and focus them into one intense, narrow beam, engineers say that a person could read a newspaper by Luxor’s Sky Beam from ten miles up. On a clear night, the Sky Beam is visible up to 275 miles (443 km) away by aircraft at cruising altitude, such as over Los Angeles.[29][30]

Each of the 39 lamps is a 7,000 watt[31] Xenotech fixture[32] costing about $1,200. The system costs $51 an hour to operate, with $20 per hour of that just for its 315,000 watts of electricity.[31] The beam has operated reliably since first enabled on October 15, 1993, and is an FAA designated navigational landmark for aviators.[29]
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 12:04 PM   #43583
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tl:dr - no, won't even be 1/100,000 as bright

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Luxor Sky Beam



The light of the Luxor


Luxor Sky Beam from across Las Vegas Boulevard.
At 42.3 billion candela, the Luxor Sky Beam is the strongest beam of light in the world. Using computer designed, curved mirrors to collect the light from 39 xenon lamps and focus them into one intense, narrow beam, engineers say that a person could read a newspaper by Luxor’s Sky Beam from ten miles up. On a clear night, the Sky Beam is visible up to 275 miles (443 km) away by aircraft at cruising altitude, such as over Los Angeles.[29][30]

Each of the 39 lamps is a 7,000 watt[31] Xenotech fixture[32] costing about $1,200. The system costs $51 an hour to operate, with $20 per hour of that just for its 315,000 watts of electricity.[31] The beam has operated reliably since first enabled on October 15, 1993, and is an FAA designated navigational landmark for aviators.[29]
I think you made a mistake somewhere. the brightness is roughly correlated with input power, so if the 1WTC light is only 1/100,000 of the Luxor Sky Beam, then the output would only be about 3 watts!

Maybe you were using the number from here, but didn't realise that the brightness was in lumens, NOT candela.
Actually, lumens and candela measure slightly different things.
Lumens is the total brightness, and candela is light intensity.
Assuming the Vegas light is powered by xenon lamps, then according to this, and the 315000W figure you gave, the luminosity should be around 15.75 million lumens, or about 50 times brighter than the 1WTC light.
If you compare the intensity of light, then the Sky Beam would be at most 800,000 times more intense, but probably a lot less because the 1WTC light does seem to be directional.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 02:20 PM   #43584
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just saw on the news that the media will have a tour of the observation deck later this morning...
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 03:45 PM   #43585
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 04:32 PM   #43586
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tl:dr - no, won't even be 1/100,000 as bright

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Luxor Sky Beam



The light of the Luxor


Luxor Sky Beam from across Las Vegas Boulevard.
At 42.3 billion candela, the Luxor Sky Beam is the strongest beam of light in the world. Using computer designed, curved mirrors to collect the light from 39 xenon lamps and focus them into one intense, narrow beam, engineers say that a person could read a newspaper by Luxor’s Sky Beam from ten miles up. On a clear night, the Sky Beam is visible up to 275 miles (443 km) away by aircraft at cruising altitude, such as over Los Angeles.[29][30]

Each of the 39 lamps is a 7,000 watt[31] Xenotech fixture[32] costing about $1,200. The system costs $51 an hour to operate, with $20 per hour of that just for its 315,000 watts of electricity.[31] The beam has operated reliably since first enabled on October 15, 1993, and is an FAA designated navigational landmark for aviators.[29]
I'm pretty sure the beacons intensity will be a lot stronger then some hotel in Las Vegas...
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 04:39 PM   #43587
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Now if only this were true! Lol

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Old April 2nd, 2013, 04:50 PM   #43588
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:15 PM   #43590
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They need to remove seriously those holographic displays, they simply don't belong there!
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:17 PM   #43591
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What if you don't want the circus act stuff and just want to go to the observation deck? Is there a way to bypass the multimedia crap??
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:25 PM   #43592
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They need to remove seriously those holographic displays, they simply don't belong there!
I think that they look very cool and futuristic, but also very expensive...
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:25 PM   #43593
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I'm pretty sure the beacons intensity will be a lot stronger then some hotel in Las Vegas...




You've never flown into Vegas at night have you?
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:32 PM   #43594
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:35 PM   #43595
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What if you don't want the circus act stuff and just want to go to the observation deck? Is there a way to bypass the multimedia crap??
Well, you can access the elevator bank by the hallway that devides north and south cores where the bathrooms are located just before entering the ticketing space, but I don't believe there's going to be access to the visitors. I wished there was a public plan to show you.

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I think that they look very cool and futuristic, but also very expensive...
I find them quite disturbing and distracting, we'll have to judge until it is real.

Notice the marble at floors is the same as on both ground level lobbies and B2 level lobby.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:54 PM   #43596
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Ah!! Found it, pdf by Cushwake.com



The curved red line adjacent to the word "ONE" is roughly the entrance, and the other curved line is the multimedia pathway that directs you to the elevator bank.

Just below the lable "One World Trade Center" is a hallway that runs between cores and has access to the elevator bank, but being isolated from the OD space, I think these will be locked.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:57 PM   #43597
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I love those holographic displays, it's gonna look awesome and futuristic.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 07:54 PM   #43598
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 08:00 PM   #43599
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That observation deck is going to be spectacular. One question though.. Is it supposed to be available in 2014 or 2015?
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Yup I have, many times.
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