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Old April 16th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #44261
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You live in NYC and just had a close look on the ESB?
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Old April 16th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #44262
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Not true. An antenna features broadcasting and receiving equipment; a spire is decorative. While the look of the spire has changed, its purpose has not. Now, enough with the talk about the damned spire!
If this spire is an integral part of the buildings structure then we are going to talk about it.

The purpose of the structure you see now was to hold and be completely covered byt the white "radome" - it was never meant to be seen at all. There is nothing remotely decorative or aesthetic about what is left now, all it does is remind us of what could have been there.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 09:23 PM   #44263
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I rarely travel out of Brooklyn, let alone go into Manhattan. I was visiting my mother in the hospital and happen to walk by the building.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 09:56 PM   #44264
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theyve started base cladding on the east side
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Old April 16th, 2013, 09:59 PM   #44265
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I rarely travel out of Brooklyn, let alone go into Manhattan. I was visiting my mother in the hospital and happen to walk by the building.
Well, it is rather... unusual?! You live in such great city and you vist manhattan very rare?! But downtown brooklyn is cool too, i understand you now

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Old April 16th, 2013, 10:13 PM   #44266
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lol! Brooklyn is a great Borough or err... City! I can't remember the last time i have been in Brooklyn. Very very long time. Queens on the other hand i have been because that is the way to the airports! Lol

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Old April 16th, 2013, 10:20 PM   #44267
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Small OT question, is Brooklyn a city of it own? Like Jersey City? Or is it a borough of NYC? Where exactly are the boundaries of NYC?
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Old April 16th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #44268
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Sorry

but old WTC looked much more better in Downtown Manhattan


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Old April 16th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #44269
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Small OT question, is Brooklyn a city of it own? Like Jersey City? Or is it a borough of NYC? Where exactly are the boundaries of NYC?


Brooklyn is a borough of NYC, and a county of New York State ( Kings County ).
But if it was an independent city, Brooklyn would be the fourth most populous city in the US. With nearly 2.6 million people.
This may help.

1= Manhattan
2= Brooklyn
3= Queens
4= The Bronx
5= Staten Island
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Old April 16th, 2013, 10:33 PM   #44270
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Well, it is rather... unusual?! You live in such great city and you vist manhattan very rare?! But downtown brooklyn is cool to, i understand you now
That's not unusual. I don't go into the city unless I absolutely have to. I work in Midtown Manhattan, but I haven't been downtown since at least last year. Everything I need is within ten blocks of my place, so no real need to leave Crooklyn
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Old April 16th, 2013, 10:39 PM   #44271
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Brooklyn is a borough of NYC, and a county of New York State ( Kings County ).
But if it was an independent city, Brooklyn would be the fourth most populous city in the US. With nearly 2.6 million people.
Yes. At one time it was a seperate city than NYC until it was consolidated with NYC i think around 1900? Not sure, anyway i know Brooklyn is the most populous city of the boroughs.
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Old April 16th, 2013, 10:43 PM   #44272
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Small OT question, is Brooklyn a city of it own? Like Jersey City? Or is it a borough of NYC? Where exactly are the boundaries of NYC?
It was a city in 19 century.

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That's not unusual. I don't go into the city unless I absolutely have to. I work in Midtown Manhattan, but I haven't been downtown since at least last year. Everything I need is within ten blocks of my place, so no real need to leave Crooklyn
Well, if you live for example in brooklyn, don't you have a dinner in some restaurants on manhattan sometimes, or don't you go shopping sometimes too?
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Old April 16th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #44273
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That's not unusual. I don't go into the city unless I absolutely have to. I work in Midtown Manhattan, but I haven't been downtown since at least last year. Everything I need is within ten blocks of my place, so no real need to leave Crooklyn
I live in the Upper East Side and work in Midtown and i haven't been below SoHo for almost 2 years! lol

I plan to visit the WTC site and the other construction sites down there soon though, because i'm having guests arriving next week, so i'm looking forward to this. crazy huh?
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Old April 16th, 2013, 11:00 PM   #44274
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Sorry

but old WTC looked much more better in Downtown Manhattan


Wow thats an old photo. The World Financial Center isn't even there yet. Must be the early 80s?
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Old April 16th, 2013, 11:22 PM   #44275
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Yes. At one time it was a seperate city than NYC until it was consolidated with NYC i think around 1900? Not sure, anyway i know Brooklyn is the most populous city of the boroughs.
Yeah, 1898
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Wow thats an old photo. The World Financial Center isn't even there yet. Must be the early 80s?
Gateway Plaza is visible, so this picture was taken 1982-1983. By 1984, the WFC construction would be visible.

The picture is inverted.
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Old April 17th, 2013, 12:41 AM   #44277
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Did you mean at night with the light ontop, or the building on a clear day in daylight? Every time I go over the bridge I look for it furiously trying not to get into an accident and keeping my eyes on the road! I think from the Fire Island lighthouse it will be simple to see the full building given the high elevation, but from the bridge there are still some things in the way. If the area by the bridge was 1,000 ft in the air you could probably see the entire NYC skyline perfectly! Too bad LI isn't hilly like Jersey where you can get tons of views of it.

By the way the lighthouse is 170 ft tall, so I assume I will have no problem seeing the WTC and the rest of the big guys like ESB on a clear day!
Both, more so night time with the beacon since it will stand out more. When I saw it from 45 miles away, I was on a 181 foot tall roller coaster and could see well over half the building. LI is flat as well, and I'm sure the light house has a view of it. Like I said, it is not easy to spot it right away because it appears somewhat small, and you're probably darting your eyes so quickly to look for it that you're just looking right over it! Patience (and safety of course first) haha

EDIT: Here's a picture of the skyline from the Fire Island Lighthouse back in 2009

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Old April 17th, 2013, 01:12 AM   #44278
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Brooklyn is a borough of NYC, and a county of New York State ( Kings County ).
But if it was an independent city, Brooklyn would be the fourth most populous city in the US. With nearly 2.6 million people.
This may help.

1= Manhattan
2= Brooklyn
3= Queens
4= The Bronx
5= Staten Island
Thanks for the info
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Old April 17th, 2013, 02:03 AM   #44279
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It's great to see the cladding is finally reaching the parapet.. hard to believe this is over a decade in the making! Love from LA
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Old April 17th, 2013, 02:06 AM   #44280
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