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Old Posted Apr 20, 2014, 1:37 AM
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^ Yep. 22 Thames and 30 Park comes to mind. Maybe even 3 WTC
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...aaaaaand this is why they should have stuck with the asymmetrical massing. I think this was a huge missed opportunity. Moreover, the antenna/spire looks like it belongs on a Richard Rogers building. The contrast is jarring.

All that said, I don't think it's a bad looking building. Those triangular facets are pretty striking.
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Old Posted Apr 20, 2014, 4:47 AM
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I like how it turned out. The silouhete is very similar to the old Twin Towers.
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Off subject but will 1 WTC be in movies like the original twins were? like home alone 2,antz on dvd covers like sorry just wondering thanks

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^^^ Of course.The WTC is one of the most photographed icons of NYC, especially in the above view with the Statue of Liberty.
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Old Posted Apr 20, 2014, 5:48 AM
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Off subject but will 1 WTC be in movies like the original twins were? like home alone 2,antz on dvd covers like sorry just wondering thanks
Not just One WTC, but the whole complex.
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^^^ Of course.The WTC is one of the most photographed icons of NYC, especially in the above view with the Statue of Liberty.
Awesome!! never been to new york really want to visit maybe 1WTC will be open when I'll get the chance too!
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Old Posted Apr 20, 2014, 6:06 AM
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WTC4 is also stunning as well. New Yorks invisible building (From the right angles).

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Awesome!! never been to new york really want to visit maybe 1WTC will be open when I'll get the chance too!
Get ready to be addicted. And I mean seriously addicted because this city will make you depressed when you leave. Its one of those places that you will just want to come back to again and again. The street life, and just the general beauty is something that will keep you yearning for more. I'm 45 miles away from NYC, been there so many times, and I still to this day love that dam city everytime I'm in it. Never gets boring!
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2014, 1:19 AM
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Off subject but will 1 WTC be in movies like the original twins were? like home alone 2,antz on dvd covers like sorry just wondering thanks
It's already in movies, and it's been since the day it was built. There's a list here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Wor...opular_culture
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WTC4 is also stunning as well. New Yorks invisible building (From the right angles).



Get ready to be addicted. And I mean seriously addicted because this city will make you depressed when you leave. Its one of those places that you will just want to come back to again and again. The street life, and just the general beauty is something that will keep you yearning for more. I'm 45 miles away from NYC, been there so many times, and I still to this day love that dam city everytime I'm in it. Never gets boring!
No kidding. I live in Ottawa and ever since the day I got my driver's license every time I get antsy I end up in Manhattan 7.5 hours later. I make at least one pilgrimage a year, sometimes two or three, and I don't see it ever ending. I've been to 27 countries and hundreds of cities, but I still believe NYC is truly the greatest city on Earth!!!
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It's already in movies, and it's been since the day it was built. There's a list here.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Wor...opular_culture
On a tangent for just this one post:

They need to remake Deep Impact and Independence day when all the new supertalls finish. The part with New York is epic. ( Skip to 46 second mark). Independence Day was also another movie which showed the older skyline. Of course it didn't end well for it after the Aliens did what they had to do....

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Jeez, Hollywood loves to just destroy this city in movies for some reason.
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Jeez, Hollywood loves to just destroy this city in movies for some reason.
Yeah, that is because for the public is much more impacting when they see some known place destroyed rather that some unknown place. Even if you have never put a foot in NYC, it is one of the most, if not the most, recognizable cities in the world, it is a truly iconic city. So, for the common public, either in the US or any part of the world, it would be more shocking to see NY destroyed that, to say, Houston (except for the houstonites, of course)
I think one of the only exceptios was 2012, they sadistically destroyed Los Angeles and also Washington and Las Vegas, as well as Yellowstone and the Himalayas, but they never destroyed NY in screen (although it was supposed to be destroyed as well, as was the entire US)
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Jeez, Hollywood loves to just destroy this city in movies for some reason.

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Old Posted Apr 21, 2014, 9:51 PM
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Jeez, Hollywood loves to just destroy this city in movies for some reason.
It's because it's the largest city in the United States, the cultural capital of the United States, and is a skyline that's recognized worldwide. More than most any other city it illicits an emotional connection in the minds of most people, whether they like the city or hate it. And for all those same reasons it's a popular Al Qaeda target not just against the USA but against Westernization in general.

NYC is the modern day Rome.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2014, 2:28 AM
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On a tangent for just this one post:

They need to remake Deep Impact and Independence day when all the new supertalls finish. The part with New York is epic. ( Skip to 46 second mark). Independence Day was also another movie which showed the older skyline. Of course it didn't end well for it after the Aliens did what they had to do....

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Jeez, Hollywood loves to just destroy this city in movies for some reason.
For some reason, I doubt a wave that size could destroy this building.
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Jeez, Hollywood loves to just destroy this city in movies for some reason.
Because if you can destroy NYC you can destroy any city.
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Love the Empire State shot.



http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1745238





http://newyork.cbslocal.com/photo-ga...-from-the-sky/

















Photo I took yesterday from JFK (4/22/14), very hazy...






Here's a similar, much clearer shot from Solidjake

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