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Old May 15th, 2013, 06:59 AM   #46321
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Imagine the mast and beacon being lit in that second shot.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 07:00 AM   #46322
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Why does it seem that his tower has way more steel in it than those in China? The ones in China seem to be more reinforced rebar than skeltal steel. Is this an illusion or is there some truth to this appearence?
Yeah, it's way overbuilt. 1WTC has numerous design redundancies that make it probably the strongest skyscraper ever built.

In other words, it eats planes for breakfast.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 07:05 AM   #46323
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Once more, incompetent leaders in both the private and public sectors. It won't be long until the whole complex is announced for completion around 2050. If so, NYC and maybe anywhere else in the country can kiss all Olympic bids goodbye.
Well kiss the olympics goodbye as well as probably all of us 30yrs old plus.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 07:18 AM   #46324
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The antenna is ugly as hell. And it's incredibly thin compared to the building. It looks like it doesn't belong together.

It will be a disgrace if they count it as a spire. I like the builidng itself and also the original spire, but not this thing.
I don't agree that's it'll be a disgrace, I believe theres going to be some serious influence going on to count it, just because what the bldg represents now and the past. I don't think it should be counted either, but I'm more into rooftop's anyway, imagine the feeling ( quite a few years back) when they tell you Your favorite tower in the world at the time (Sears), was now shorter than Petronas. And they (Petrona's) didn't even look comparable in height to the twins at the time. That's a double WHAMMY. Petronas are nice but that's what made me start believing in rooftops. Or if there are none, like some bldgs, should be last occcupied floor.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 07:21 AM   #46325
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Old May 15th, 2013, 07:32 AM   #46326
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Only the socialist housing blocks aspect of modernism failed, simply because they were socialist housing blocks. They housed criminals and the poor so they got a bad name. But the World Trade Center was far from unsuccessful. Modernism is slowly but surely being seen in a better view as it ages, and the Twin Towers were one of the epitomes of the style. In my opinion, there is far more than the initial appearance to be appluaded about their design, even though the initial appearance was spectacular in itself.
Definitely. Perhaps a bit towards the 'it is so ugly it is cute' camp, but remember the Eiffel Tower caused a huge uproar and took years to be adopted. Imagine Paris without it, and you cannot identify the city.

They were a very good example of that style and it's a shame they are gone as they would have been excellent representatives of that for decades. The lower side looks barren and non-descript without them.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 10:26 AM   #46327
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A GoPro camera mounted on the spire captured the moment it was permanently installed atop One World Trade Center on Friday, bringing the New York City structure to its symbolic height of 1,776 feet. (May 14)

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Old May 15th, 2013, 12:33 PM   #46328
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Does anyone know when the beacon will be fully lit and when Google Earth will be updated so the new and updated building can be seen?
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Old May 15th, 2013, 05:01 PM   #46329
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So are those temporary platform rings really gonna come down eventually? Based on how the spire has been treated so far, it seems that as long as it's cheaper - they'll be left up along with the doghouse and the construction workers...but if they's going to be taken down, I wonder how exactly that's gonna be executed. Someone also mentioned the antenna getting painted after assembly...is that really possible at this point?
Otie, would you have any ideas about this maybe?
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Old May 15th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #46330
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Taken by me from Sandy Hook, and from the Garden State Parkway just off the Raritan Bridge by that marina

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Old May 15th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #46331
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where this photo was taken?
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Old May 15th, 2013, 06:35 PM   #46332
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Chłopie, nie rób nam obciachu przed cudzoziemcami, przecież to fotomontaż
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Old May 15th, 2013, 06:58 PM   #46333
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Nice one, New York!
Great looking thing too
Is this the tallest building (to roof) in the United States of Yankeedoodle land now?
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Old May 15th, 2013, 07:08 PM   #46334
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Nice one, New York!
Great looking thing too
Is this the tallest building (to roof) in the United States of Yankeedoodle land now?
No, by roof height the Sears Tower still eclipses the WTC.
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No, by roof height the Sears Tower still eclipses the WTC.
Aww...that sucks. I suppose you had to gloat over us Brits for winning the American war of Independence...

Still, lovely looking tower, that lightens up Lower Manhatten, can't imagine how much they charge for insuring it...
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Old May 15th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #46336
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Took a walk by the site on my lunch break, they have started opening the fins on the South face of the base.
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Old May 15th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #46337
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I said it in the caption, Sandy Hook, NJ
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Old May 15th, 2013, 08:47 PM   #46338
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co za wstyd. Zdjecie mi sie nie wyswietlilo
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Old May 15th, 2013, 10:01 PM   #46339
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Took a walk by the site on my lunch break, they have started opening the fins on the South face of the base.
Oh I can't wait to see pictures of that!
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Old May 15th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #46340
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Yeah, it's way overbuilt. 1WTC has numerous design redundancies that make it probably the strongest skyscraper ever built.

In other words, it eats planes for breakfast.
Which is some of the reasons, it took so much longer to build than, the ones in Shanghai.
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