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Old August 12th, 2014, 02:45 AM   #55661
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I'm not talking so much about the equipment on the antenna of the ESB itself, as that is designed to hold that material. What I am talking about is the obvious and tacky look of equipment hanging from the corners of the actual building itself.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 05:36 AM   #55662
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mechanical level lights below the observatory floors are currently on.

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Old August 12th, 2014, 06:18 AM   #55663
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mechanical level lights below the observatory floors are currently on.

hope they're on permanently now.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 09:50 AM   #55664
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From Top of the Rock (Rockefeller center):












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Old August 12th, 2014, 01:57 PM   #55665
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That last pic is such an unbeatable view. I wonder if they ever considered turning the upper floors of Rockefeller Center into luxury apartments.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 02:18 PM   #55666
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That last pic is such an unbeatable view. I wonder if they ever considered turning the upper floors of Rockefeller Center into luxury apartments.
In the movie "The other guys" they turned the indoor viewing area into apartment for one of the scenes.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 04:48 PM   #55667
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Old August 12th, 2014, 05:55 PM   #55668
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The last picture emphasizes how much Jersey City is already a part of NYC.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 07:19 PM   #55669
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Poster for the upcoming movie Love Is Strange


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Old August 12th, 2014, 07:22 PM   #55670
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"Preparations to continue steel-superstructure erection"

This kind of news is just enough to give us skyscraper fans a steel-superstructure erection of our own. :cheers:

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Old August 12th, 2014, 07:23 PM   #55671
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Could you please make that image smaller. Be courteous to those that don't have good internet or giant screens.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 07:30 PM   #55672
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Could you please make that image smaller. Be courteous to those that don't have good internet or giant screens.
Immediately taken care of. For some reason, the SSC-own resizing-feature didn't work at first, so I had to resize the original file. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 02:32 AM   #55673
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I wonder when they will put in the top mechanical lights. Can't wait for the base lighting either...
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Old August 13th, 2014, 03:02 PM   #55674
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Old August 13th, 2014, 06:36 PM   #55675
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Old August 14th, 2014, 01:48 AM   #55676
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Old August 14th, 2014, 02:29 AM   #55677
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The bridge I go across everyday while on my way to work. Offers great views of midtown aswell.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 07:05 AM   #55679
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The first official logo for the entire WTC Campus has finally been created and revealed today. Hopefully this will make people realize the complex as a unity, not just consisting of Tower 1.



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Can you see a trident — an abstract trident recalling those three-fingered steel columns at the base of the twin towers, still standing after the 2001 attack, symbolizing New York City’s resilience?

It is there, in the World Trade Center’s new logo, which was revealed on Wednesday when the latest display panels were installed along a construction fence on Vesey Street.

Do you discern two parallel spaces in the upper half of the logo? They are intended to evoke the memorial beacons of the Tribute in Light. And the two bars on the lower half of the logo? The deep pools of the National September 11 Memorial.

Look again, and the five bars might be taken for five towers: 7 World Trade Center, long finished and open; 1 and 4 World Trade Center, nearing completion; 3 World Trade Center, under construction; and 2 World Trade Center, still on the drawing board.

And yes, now that you mention it, the whole thing is a stylized W — for World Trade Center, of course, but also for Westfield World Trade Center, the name of the luxury shopping center that is to open there next year.

(You are excused if you missed the fact that the slope across the upper bars is at a 17.76-degree angle, reflecting the height of 1 World Trade Center.)

“The logo acts as an icon for the whole physical space of the 16 acres,” said Erica Dumas, a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the trade center site.

The new emblem includes the words “World Trade Center” set in the Helvetica Ultra Compressed typeface. It will not replace the logos of individual occupants of the trade center site, but is supposed to lend a graphic unity to way-finding signs, building entrances, digital directories, kiosks, uniforms, websites, apps and marketing materials.

Landor Associates, a corporate identity firm whose best known creation may be the FedEx brand, was awarded a $3.57 million contract by the authority board in 2013.

Before Sept. 11, 2001, the trade center’s logo featured the pinstriped twin towers popping out of what almost looked like a Taiji symbol. An impromptu interim emblem was devised by superimposing a billowing American flag on the twin towers.

Landor faced a challenge in devising a trademark that would be acceptable to all of the site’s occupants, pay homage to a tragic past and create a hopeful image for the future.

“It’s an impossible task,” said James Biber, a principal at Biber Architects. He works in the nearby Woolworth Building and paused on Vesey Street to inspect the new logo. “It’s so anonymous that it almost evaporates.”

“Maybe this is the last step in the rebranding of something that has disappeared,” he added.

Douglas Riccardi, the principal in the design firm Memo, was with Mr. Biber. He seemed more forgiving of the complex design. “Its strength is its ability to be seen in many ways,” he said. “You could never get more meaning in five little bars. The problem is that people may not bother to find out what the meanings are.”
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Old August 14th, 2014, 01:28 PM   #55680
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Wow, an interesting logo to say the least. Like the article says, very anonymous and simple at a normal glimpse, but quite complex if you take in the different meanings it could stand for. Emphasis on "could", though - I have a hard time believing the designers wanted to represent 5 towers of the complex with the bars, when it's eventually going to be 7 anyway. The trident resemblance is a bit far-fetched as well, IMO - and I don't like the idea of the logo resembling anything which has a connection to the 9/11 attacks as well as the destroyed towers, we have the memorial and the museum for that. They could have done a better job with the logo symbolizing the new complex or showcasing the site's identity, I think blending the different logos we have for each tower all into one would have been a better idea, for instance.

Having said that, I'll just go with the notion that it simply resembles a 'W', for 'World Trade Center' ...
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