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Old March 24th, 2014, 04:20 AM   #54121
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click the link, it's a video
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Old March 24th, 2014, 04:30 AM   #54122
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Now that's nice.

Hopefully they fix the lighting on the mast, 3/4 of it has been off for the whole weekend.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 04:41 AM   #54123
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seems more like the light dims the closer it gets to the top. I wonder if that's intentional.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 04:57 AM   #54124
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Wow those base lights look stunning. :O
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Old March 24th, 2014, 06:08 AM   #54125
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Awesome, the base is gonna be sick at night..
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Old March 24th, 2014, 06:12 AM   #54126
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The way that the external elevator is is being removed is like stitches being removed from a persons body.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 06:14 AM   #54127
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Now, that was awesome.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 06:45 AM   #54128
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The unlit bits bother me way more than they should.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 10:20 AM   #54129
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The fluctuating light is cool put it still looks very out of place with certain colors like blue, pink and green, considering all the surrounding light is yellow or white. I would just light it up yellow to white on normal nights and different colors on special nights like holidays, the same with the spire.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 11:13 AM   #54130
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Old March 24th, 2014, 05:44 PM   #54131
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So you build a $4Billion skyscraper but can't spend $4000 on cameras? Hmmmm

Cheapskate officials refused to install WTC security cameras
http://nypost.com/2014/03/24/port-au...urity-cameras/
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Port Authority officials bought a surveillance system in August that could have detected the 16-year-old kid who got to the top of 1 World Trade Center last week — but it’s still sitting in its box in a back office because they didn’t want to pay extra for installation, a well-placed source told The Post.
The PA honcho in charge of the $4,000 security purchase for the top of America’s No. 1 terror target was furious that such a seemingly large amount of money was spent on the two-camera system and refused to spend any more to hook it up, the source said.
“He looked at me and my colleague and said, ‘Why did I spend $4,000 on this equipment when you could have gone to Home Depot and gotten something cheaper?’ ’’ said the source, a veteran electrician who worked on the project for the vendor, Angel Electronics.
“I was kind of stunned, because that’s a pretty bold statement to make considering we got the specs from them, and the Port Authority had it made to order.”
The 114-floor, 1,776-foot Freedom Tower, which is still under construction, was the site of a potentially disastrous security blunder last week when young daredevil Justin Casquejo managed to breeze past several layers of security to make it to the top floor of the tower.
At the top is a massive spire and antenna designed to control sensitive radio, television and cellphone traffic in the region, as well as signals used to maintain the smooth operation of area airports, tunnels and bridges.
The PA bought the “Two-Camera DVR Solution System” specifically to safeguard the tower, the source said. He added the cameras were to be installed quickly after the early August purchase; the spire that holds the antenna was hoisted into place in May.
PA spokesman Steve Coleman said the cameras “had no surveillance value whosoever” even if they had been installed because there was no infrastructure in place to get them working. “The building is still under construction, so the wiring for the network has not yet reached the 104th floor,” he said.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 05:54 PM   #54132
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LOL and it gets better.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1731692

EXCLUSIVE: Authorities to charge four men in skydive from 1 World Trade Center

The Manhattan district attorney’s office plans to charge Andrew Rossig, James Brady, Kyle Hartwell and Marco Markovich with burglary for their predawn plunge from the tower, a source told the Daily News. Three skydivers leaped off the building around 3 a.m. on Sept. 30 while a fourth man remained on the ground as a lookout.

It was a Geroni-no-no.

Authorities are poised to charge four daredevils in a dangerous, predawn skydive from 1 World Trade Center six months ago, a source told the Daily News.

Word of the charges came on the heels of a major security breach at 1 World Trade Center last week when a New Jersey teen crawled through a hole in a fence and managed to reach the roof of the tower, 1,368 feet above street level.

Justin Casquejo, 16, entered the site on March 16, climbed construction scaffolding and caught an elevator to the top. He remained there for two hours before he was caught by Port Authority Police.

His feat came six months after three skydivers leaped off the building about 3 a.m. on Sept. 30, the source said. Another man in the group remained on the ground as a lookout.

Fears of terrorism were sparked when two of the men, clad in black and wearing helmets, were caught on security cameras landing between the Goldman Sachs building and the Conrad Hotel.

The men were carrying parachutes but investigators were unsure at the time whether they jumped from a building or a plane.

It was unclear if the base-jumpers used the same hole as Casquejo to access the site, the source said. They used the stairs to reach the top of the 105-floor tower, which is 1,776 feet tall counting its spire.

In the end, the parachutists were nabbed because they saved video footage of the exploits.

Authorities got search warrants for their homes and discovered GoPro camera footage of the jump, the source said. It was unclear how investigators identified the men.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office plans to charge the four — Andrew Rossig, James Brady, Kyle Hartwell and Marco Markovich — with burglary, the source said. Other charges are possible.

Hartwell kept lookout on the ground and the other three jumped, the source said. They are all expected to surrender to the NYPD’s First Precinct on Thursday.

The district attorney’s office and the Port Authority declined to comment on the case Sunday.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office plans to charge the four — Andrew Rossig, James Brady, Kyle Hartwell and Marco Markovich — with burglary, the source said. Other charges are possible.

Hartwell kept lookout on the ground and the other three jumped, the source said. They are all expected to surrender to the NYPD’s First Precinct on Thursday.

The district attorney’s office and the Port Authority declined to comment on the case Sunday.

“Certainly it should be embarrassing to the city that after six months they’ve been investigating this and yet they’ve made no efforts to fix the hole in the fence to the No. 1 terror target in the world,” Rossig’s attorney, Timothy Parlatore, said.

Brady’s attorney, Andrew Mancilla, said skydiving from the tower was “harmless.”

“My client intended no harm,” Mancilla said. “There was no harm caused and he wants nothing more than to put this behind him.”
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Old March 24th, 2014, 07:44 PM   #54134
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Old March 24th, 2014, 11:16 PM   #54135
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I heard that the 911 museum is set to open on May 21st. Yay New York!

National 9/11 Museum to open in May
http://www.local10.com/news/National...n-May/25139334

Now we just have to wait for the opening of One World Trade Center. What day will it be? September 23? August 15? November 22?
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Old March 25th, 2014, 12:11 AM   #54136
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Hopefully it won't be like the "opening" of 4WTC.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 02:10 AM   #54137
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If it can produce all those colors, it should be able to be a TV screen also...?
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Old March 25th, 2014, 02:16 AM   #54138
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So you build a $4Billion skyscraper but can't spend $4000 on cameras? Hmmmm

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http://nypost.com/2014/03/24/port-au...urity-cameras/
"The 114-floor, 1,776-foot Freedom Tower, which is still under construction, was the site of a potentially disastrous security blunder last week when young daredevil Justin Casquejo managed to breeze past several layers of security to make it to the top floor of the tower."

thats a typo, right?
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Old March 25th, 2014, 02:17 AM   #54139
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If it can produce all those colors, it should be able to be a TV screen also...?
1WTC isn't Times Square!
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Old March 25th, 2014, 05:15 AM   #54140
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Spooky and exciting.

1 WTC base jump. The actual jump is at 2:50.

NYC B.A.S.E. Jump

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