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Old Posted Nov 21, 2014, 2:32 AM
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Yeah, that was Durst's original plan but now it will be a similar lighting schedule to what the ESB does.
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Yeah, that was Durst's original plan but now it will be a similar lighting schedule to what the ESB does.
What was the rationale behind the change?
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Yesterday was International Mens Day, which is why the spire and base was blue.
good guess, but probably not. I heard it was to honor the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, for its national screening day. They did a more high-profile thing with the Empire State Building.



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Durst said it would "play off" the other antenna/spire light shows. They never promised it would be the exact same ie a city-wide light show.
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"Probably the fact that too many details on this building have been bastardized and compromised since it's conception. Whether it most notibly be the lackluster spire for instance, so this is just one small gesture Durst is trying to pull off to compensate for his parade of F-ups and constant letdowns on this project. To show for the very least that he is not a total and 'complete' ***hole, that somewhere in his microscopic heart. He may after all be capable of at least one good deed. :rolleyes"
While I am a total and complete ***hole, I have done at least 1.5 good deeds, neither having to do with One WTC.
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Well Mr. Durst (if it is you), I find what you have done to the Spire to be a shame. That being said, if you are open to suggestions could you guys at least light up the rings too so that the spire doesn't float like some disembodied light sabre?
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^^ Though it would look better with the rings lit, I don't think it looks like it floats now that the upper mechanical floors are lit.
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^^ Though it would look better with the rings lit, I don't think it looks like it floats now that the upper mechanical floors are lit.
The lighting allignment of the mechanical floors, base and spire is incredable. IMHO, there should be a little more though to play off the lighting scheme by including the communication rings since they 'really' are in intregral part of the overall design. Not to beat a dead horse, but since they are built into the building they should be included in the roof height as well.

When the first renderings of this building were released in 2005, the communication rings were included. Not only for their function, they also seemed to be part of the overall design too. Someday though, I have a feeling they will be utilized for an even greater funcion.
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Regarding Durst's position on the lighting, I posted this a while back...


http://nypost.com/2014/01/15/high-te...o-a-lightshow/


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The Durst building LEDs are being programmed by Douglas Durst’s son-in-law Mark Domino, and can be controlled from his Android phone. “I’m very pleased with the spires on 4 Times Square and One Bryant Park,” said Durst last year.

Once 1 WTC’s 1,776-foot-high spire lights are added to the skyline, its nighttime silhouette will appear even taller than during the day, just as the Empire State Building’s full antenna lights make a dramatic difference, showing off its full height of 1,454 feet.


http://www.capitalnewyork.com/articl.../winning-night

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“Let’s be clear,” said Anthony Malkin, the chairman, president and C.E.O. of the publicly traded company that owns New York’s most famous skyscraper. “The Empire State Building has always been the progenitor and leader in any number of different things.”

He was talking about computer controlled, vibrantly-colored L.E.D. tower lights, and how since 2012 he has had some 1,200 of them on top of his skyscraper.

“We put them on One Bryant Park and Four Times Square way before Tony [Malkin] even thought of L.E.D. lights,” said developer Douglas Durst, whose Durst Organization owns those two buildings and co-owns 1 World Trade Center, adding: “Whatever Tony can do we can do better.”

The tradition of putting blazing lights on top of skyscrapers goes back to at least 1890, when Joseph Pulitzer built a headquarters for his New York World newspaper on Park Row near City Hall. It was called, aptly, the World Building, and at the time, it was the world’s tallest, topping out at more than 300 feet.

“We try and avoid getting into the box that Tony keeps getting himself into,” said Durst.

What does that mean?

“I was referring to his fight over Mother Teresa.”

How will he avoid that?

“We’re going to light it for Mother Teresa,” he said laughing, referring to 1 World Trade.

Actually, Durst hasn’t yet figured out what he wants to do with any of his L.E.D. lights, aside from the occasional honorific. Though he says his skyscrapers are capable of choreographing light shows to live performances of Alicia Keys, like Malkin did in 2012, he “doesn’t find it interesting.”

“We’ll leave that to Tony,” he said.



In other WTC news...


http://pagesix.com/2014/11/21/anna-w...c-due-to-rats/

WTC rats scare off Anna Wintour

By Julia Marsh
November 21, 2014


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The new 1 World Trade Center offices of Vogue magazine are infested with rodents and editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is not happy, according to a report.

The 25th- and 26th-floor digs of the Condé Nast publication are overrun with vermin, and Wintour has ­issued an edict to staffers to clear her glass-walled office of the long-tailed pests before she steps a stiletto heel on the premises.

Luckily, Wintour is not expected to take up full-time residence at America’s tallest building until after the New Year.

A Vogue employee wrote to Gawker Friday afternoon to say that there are so many creatures scuttling around 1 WTC that the editorial department may be postponing its move from the old Times Square offices.


Some images of the move...

http://www.vogue.com/3751607/conde-n...-trade-center/






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