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Old Posted Oct 23, 2014, 4:30 PM
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I'm glad they decided to add the antenna 50 years later to make it bearable to look at it from afar.

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Old Posted Oct 25, 2014, 11:43 PM
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I'm glad they decided to add the antenna 50 years later to make it bearable to look at it from afar.

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It looked just fine without the antenna. You're just used to seeing it. Hopefully the new antenna, if built, will look better than the current one.



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Old Posted Oct 26, 2014, 12:25 AM
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I wonder if they could modify the antenna to be more of a spire. This way, the tower would be 1,472' and actually count towards its overall height. Its such a integral part of the ESB. Without it, it looks foreign. Maybe because I'm so use to seeing it with the antenna and wasn't around in the good old days when it was just the spire, and blimps landed on it. It would be pretty cool to see that again. I'd be a hell of a tourist trap. Blimps that fly around the Island. But in terms of the antenna itself, the ESB pulls it off so majestically. Usually it doesn't look good on towers (Times Building for example), but it fits so perfectly. Even at night too.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2014, 5:35 AM
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I wonder if they could modify the antenna to be more of a spire. This way, the tower would be 1,472' and actually count towards its overall height. Its such a integral part of the ESB. Without it, it looks foreign. Maybe because I'm so use to seeing it with the antenna and wasn't around in the good old days when it was just the spire, and blimps landed on it. It would be pretty cool to see that again. I'd be a hell of a tourist trap. Blimps that fly around the Island. But in terms of the antenna itself, the ESB pulls it off so majestically. Usually it doesn't look good on towers (Times Building for example), but it fits so perfectly. Even at night too.
any extensions would not be counted, as they aren't apart of the original design. IMO The setup right now is fine, plus it looks great at night. Also I think the mooring station never happened. Complications and all that.
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The Best Vantage Point IMO would be Top of The Rock Outdoor observation deck ... I went last year & it was unforgettable !!
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any extensions would not be counted, as they aren't apart of the original design. IMO The setup right now is fine, plus it looks great at night. Also I think the mooring station never happened. Complications and all that.
This is a misconception. Any architectural additions like a true spire would be considered as part of the height. Think about how silly it would be otherwise. An antenna on the other hand, would not be counted. Although 1WTC blurred the lines on any distiction so much that the terms are now almost useless.
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Old Posted Oct 29, 2014, 4:01 PM
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The Best Vantage Point IMO would be Top of The Rock Outdoor observation deck ... I went last year & it was unforgettable !!
Yea I always tell people that the rock has the best views. Although in a couple of years, that might change as 30 Hudson will have a deck which would allow the light show to be seen from a unique perspective. WTC1 as well this coming spring.
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