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So was there banquet rooms on the 107 floor after the 1996 renovation? It does seem like a wedding was being held there.
I don't know how many banquet rooms were on 107 after the 1996 renovation. My guess is not very many aside from the ballroom on the NW corner because there wasn't much space left after you account for the main dining room on the North and East sides, the Greatest Bart on Earth on the South Side, and the Wild Blue on the SW side. I think there was also some sort of wine cellar renovation going on when 9/11 happened (some contractors were killed because they were working on a project). There also had to be at least some utility-type space mixed in here.

After looking at a bunch of photos, I think the only banquet type room on 107 was that formal ballroom in the NW corner. This was likely used for formal events like the wedding picture because it had the large windows and views of Manhattan. Floor 106 appears to have banquet rooms that were more useful for business-type conferences, as was the case on the morning of 9/11 with the Risk Waters conference.
 

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Some very crisp footage of America in the 70s, including the Twin Towers at the end. You'll see their huge size in an even better contrast with the surrounding lower buildings. Before the construction of the Vista Hotel, when Brookfield Place and Battery Park City was still landfill and West Street still a highway:
 

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There really is not that much for me to say at this time, except I'm proud of New York for the way that they have pulled through 9-11 and now the Covid-19 pandemic. God bless them.
 

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An somewhat eerie June 2001 New York Post article about Cantor Fitzgerald renewing its North Tower lease:

CANTOR FITZGERALD CUTS DEAL AT 1 WTC – LAST-MINUTE LEASE BEATS MARKET RATE
By Steve Cuozzo
June 5, 2001 | 4:00am

THE Age of Silverstein is about to dawn at the World Trade Center, with real-world rents replacing below market ones. But for Larry Silverstein, Cantor Fitzgerald is the one that got away.
The financial services firm quietly signed a long-term lease with the Port Authority just days before the agency nailed down its agreement to sell Silverstein a 99-year lease on the Twin Towers – an agreement that gives Silverstein approval over any new leases even before he takes control this year.

The Cantor Fitzgerald lease at the very top of 1 WTC would not appear to be Silverstein’s dream transaction. The 15-year, $150 million extension and renewal is cheaper than what the new owner plans and is graced with some remarkably generous goodies for the tenant.
A spokesman for Silverstein confirms the PA can’t make new deals without his sign-off. But Cantor Fitzgerald moved nimbly to lock in the lease just before Silverstein plunked down his $100 million deposit in April.

Cantor Fitzgerald and its publicly traded brokerage unit E Speed have more than 215,000 square feet in floors 101-105, right below Windows on the World. They’ve been there more than 15 years, and in 1996 the firm’s broker, Insignia/ESG Senior Managing Director Scott Pudalov, negotiated a new lease through 2010.
That lease called for the sort of $30-ish, below-market rents familiar at the WTC. But it also called for a “fair value” negotiation in 2003 to set a new price, based on prevailing market conditions.

Silverstein – who, with his partners, plans to significantly upgrade the complex – is expected to command rents well into the $50s and more. A second wild card is the ongoing talks between Silverstein, the PA and the city over how much tax the WTC must pay the city – as much as 50 percent more than the “payments in lieu of taxes” (PILOTS) the PA currently makes. A hike could be passed on to tenants.
“What we ended up doing,” Pudalov said, “was creating an agreement that perceived that the value of the WTC may move up substantially due to the change in ownership.
“So we decided to lock in our valuation now, even though the market has a clear sense of softening. It was a prudent hedge against a substantial increase in rent.”

In its simplest terms, the new lease – whose complexity is compounded by a “fair market” valuation scheduled for 2011 – is for a “blended average” estimated at less than $45 for the life of the lease.
It includes what Pudalov called “tenant-favorable tax protection, which more or less preserves the status quo” of the PILOTs for Cantor Fitzgerald, no matter what deal is struck with the city.
The firm was also able to nail down a “unique” sublease clause “where we get to keep the majority of profits,” plus physical amenities including Cantor Fitzgerald’s own private concierge in the lobby, enabling visitors to bypass the endless security lines.

 

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Peaceful & quiet day. Just sitting on a bench and looking out towards that magnificent and inspiring NYC skyline. Probably a place where lots of poems and songs were written about the city and pieces of art painted of it too.

 

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Good evening, Im trying to see if anybody has drawings of the Northern/Southern Pedestrian Bridges which were added during construction of the World Financial Center. As well as any High Resolution/digital Copies of the Tridents/drawings from Concourse level to floor 9. I've been searching and have been able to find some very detailed and highres drawings of different sections of the complex but not of this specific thing i've been looking for. If anybody could please reach out to me if they may know someone or could direct me to somewhere which would have anything i've listed im looking for it would be much appreciated. Thank you.
 
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