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Old August 2nd, 2008, 07:25 PM   #5341
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I think we all know what causes glare, the question is why in the world would somebody be using a flash?
I see it all the time.

Perfect example, people gather around the table for a group shot (with the Empire State Building behind them) and the photographer uses a flash.

It's very annoying when you are sitting at a nearby table and they snap photos for 10 minutes straight.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 08:13 PM   #5342
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when did i say anything about an indoor observation deck? all i said was that wtc3 should have an outdoor lmao
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 08:29 PM   #5343
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when did i say anything about an indoor observation deck? all i said was that wtc3 should have an outdoor lmao
I was responding to the indoor observation deck on the 102nd floor of WTC 1 (Freedom Tower), but I agree 100% with your idea and hope that it does happen!
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 11:16 PM   #5344
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I wonder how much revenue the observation deck produced annually for the original WTC south tower.
Dunno about the observation deck, but Windows on the World was THE highest grossing restaurant in the United States. That's probably why they're adding another huge restaurant on the lower floors of WTC4 -- they know how profitable it'll be.
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 11:19 PM   #5345
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Windows on the World was THE highest grossing restaurant in the United States.
Well, the Freedom Tower has reserved floors 100-101 for a restaurant.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 12:03 PM   #5346
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I heard that the new restaurant is called "Windows of the World" too.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 03:18 PM   #5347
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Just curious, since it is obvious that the old wtc is not gonna be rebuilt in its old place, has anyone expressed interest in building it elsewere?
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 03:31 PM   #5348
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why should they rebuild the old WTC somewhere else??
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 05:28 PM   #5349
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why should they rebuild the old WTC somewhere else??
i think he means rebuilding the twin towers but not in new york...

i can see it now, "dubai plans 2 110 storey twin towers"

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Old August 3rd, 2008, 05:39 PM   #5350
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Just a question, how deep do they have to dig for the foundation of a building as tall as the Freedom Tower?
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 06:37 PM   #5351
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No additional digging - construction has begun, but is taking a very long time.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 06:48 PM   #5352
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I could see somebody coming up with a plan to rebuild the old WTC somewhere else in mahatttan, anywhere other then NYC is a joke and a insult.
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No additional digging - construction has begun, but is taking a very long time.
They dug 10 feet deeper than the original building.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 07:19 PM   #5354
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I could see somebody coming up with a plan to rebuild the old WTC somewhere else in mahatttan, anywhere other then NYC is a joke and a insult.
Yeh, some developer is planning on building the Twin Towers on Roosevelt Island!
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 07:26 PM   #5355
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any idea when this will be complete? ....pardon my ignorance.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 07:30 PM   #5356
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No additional digging - construction has begun, but is taking a very long time.
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They dug 10 feet deeper than the original building.
Thanks. So they just used the old foundations of the WTC right?


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Old August 3rd, 2008, 07:34 PM   #5357
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Can anyone show some pictures of this construction???
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 08:43 PM   #5358
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Thanks. So they just used the old foundations of the WTC right?..
Not at all. The actual location of the two WTC towers will be where the memorial is, it's considered sacred ground since so many people died there. The new buildings are in different locations and will have completely new foundations. Besides the old foundations suffered such severe damage during the collapse they would've been unusable for new buildings.
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 08:55 PM   #5359
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I could see somebody coming up with a plan to rebuild the old WTC somewhere else in mahatttan, anywhere other then NYC is a joke and a insult.
like the chrysler building in dubai
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 11:23 PM   #5360
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i think he means rebuilding the twin towers but not in new york...

i can see it now, "dubai plans 2 110 storey twin towers"
I wouldn't be surprised. Bahrain, in the Middle-East, has already built two tall twin buildings and even called it the World Trade Center. There are at least half a dozen complexes (not all of them twin buildings) called the World Trade Center either built post-9/11 or are currently in the design stage. Why they would call them this, I have no idea. Not only is it insensitive, but you'd think they could think of an original name for themselves rather than trying to steal World Trade Center. As the name itself implies, there can be only one WORLD trade CENTER, and that's the original one in the financial capitol of the world.

That's why I, like many others, hate the name "Freedom Tower". It's the World Trade Center, Tower 1! Hopefully "Freedom Tower" will just become an alternate, seldomly used name, like "Twin Towers".

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