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Old September 21st, 2008, 08:46 PM   #6061
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this thread has more replies than my entire city development thread
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Old September 21st, 2008, 10:03 PM   #6062
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The following are some photos I took on September 10th mainly from the roof of WTC7. Sorry for the delay, but I also shot a lot of video from the roof and from the 10th floor where the design team was at work on presumably the new tower designs, which I was planning on posting at the same time, but the person who escorted me up onto the roof and into the studio asked me to wait until his immediate boss was able to check out the video to make sure it was okay to post. I'm still waiting to hear back about that, but will have the video up as well as soon as I do.

In the meantime, here are some photos of the construction of the Freedom Tower. These are scaled down photos, but all of the photos were taken with a 10mp camera so the originals are very large. By the way, the original photos are about 3,600 pixels in width, but FLICKR only displays them in 1024 pixels wide. Anyone know how I can upload the pics so they maintain their full resolution??? Also, you'll notice that some of the pictures (those at sunset) are somewhat blurry. This was a huge disappointment, but there's nothing I could have done. It's a lighting issue.

First, a photo from the WTC-WFC footbridge. After about 5 minutes, I finally figured out how you regulars get your photos from this location: you have to stretch your arm and camera way out through that gap.
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Site from 10th floor:
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Site from roof:
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Woolworth Building and Brooklyn Bridge (Note 99 Church Street in bottom left corner):
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Tribute in Lights:
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Roof of WTC7:
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The Sphere and WTC Memorial Beams Public Signing, 9/11/08:
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Old September 21st, 2008, 10:51 PM   #6063
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wow, awesome update! many thx for that
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Old September 21st, 2008, 10:58 PM   #6064
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Many many thanks RKOwens for your wonderful and detailed pictures!
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Old September 21st, 2008, 10:59 PM   #6065
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The latest series of pictures once again proves that this thread should be merged with the 2-4WTC thread.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 11:13 PM   #6066
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Fantastic Update!
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 12:29 AM   #6067
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Thank you for the photos RKO !
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 04:34 AM   #6068
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At the rate this is going it might be up to street level by 2010.
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 04:49 AM   #6069
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You're welcome, everybody. Just glad to see people interested in the rebuilding.
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 05:16 AM   #6070
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At the rate this is going it might be up to street level by 2010.
it's already at street level (dementia...)

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Old September 22nd, 2008, 07:49 AM   #6071
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wow great pics
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 12:24 PM   #6072
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Wouldn't want to be the coordinator at ground zero, what a huge construction site. Looks like they're progressing steadily now, slowly but steady.
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 03:55 PM   #6073
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Anyone know how I can upload the pics so they maintain their full resolution???
anyone that can answer him?

i'd like very much to see more and more detailed pics, specially if taken from that incredible point of view
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 04:39 PM   #6074
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I rarely post in this thread any longer and feel no need to due the monotonous questions and some people turning it into a circus but I have to comment on RKowens pictures. Thank you so much for the construction shots. Those were probably the best I've seen in a long time and yiou really capture the evidence of the activity down there. Good job and great message!
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 05:30 PM   #6075
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Great constructions shots RKOwen! Thanks for posting. long timi we did not have such great shots.
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 07:29 PM   #6076
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Awesome pics RKOwen very nice update, huge progress...
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 10:10 PM   #6077
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Wouldn't want to be the coordinator at ground zero, what a huge construction site.
My thoughts exactly!
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 10:52 PM   #6078
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Wish i had access to 7 wtc! Nice photos!

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Old September 22nd, 2008, 11:20 PM   #6079
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Thanx RKO (randy orton?)

I was very desperate see something like that for years.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 03:36 AM   #6080
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By the way, the original photos are about 3,600 pixels in width, but FLICKR only displays them in 1024 pixels wide. Anyone know how I can upload the pics so they maintain their full resolution???
I don't know about Flickr or other such sites, but Google's Picasa will allow you to upload the full-size pics. Viewers (who don't have to have a Picasa account) have the option to download individual pictures, which will be the original size.

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Edit: I see that Flickr also has an option to view/download the original size when browsing pics from their site. They probably don't allow "deep linking" to the full-size pics in order to reduce the load on their servers. Plus you wouldn't want to embed 3600-pixel-wide pictures here anyway, because some people have slow Internet connections.

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