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Old 01-22-2012, 05:57 AM   #1
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I was in New York last week for a couple of days. Since I had not been there for a few years, I asked the cab driver to stop at the Word Trade Center site for a few minutes to pay my respects. Took a picture of the new One World Trade Center - being built. It is beautiful - just wanted to share the picture.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:34 AM   #2
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Impressive, and very good looking.
Where I grew up, we could just barely see the Manhattan skyline on the horizon, and I watched them building the World Trade Center. At the time, we all thought the twin towers were ugly, in comparison to the Empire State Building.

But when I finally got a chance to really visit the WTC in the 1970s, I changed my mind. I had an appointment with a business that was on a high floor (seems to me it was above the 60th floor), and the view was just incredible. The entire complex was very impressive, and rather good looking in a modern sort of way.

I'm glad it's being replaced by this building. My best friend's daughter narrowly escaped death that day because she was a a few minutes late getting to work on 9/11/01. Reconstruction is so much more satisfying than mourning over a scar.
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Nice pic - and it's neat to see it from a perspective that you normally don't see (usually pics are from a horizon view with all the other buildings). Thanks for sharing it!
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What's the current thinking on whether it is an obvious target for terrorists? Wouldn't you think about that if you worked there?
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What's the current thinking on whether it is an obvious target for terrorists? Wouldn't you think about that if you worked there?
I would never, under any circumstances work or otherwise set foot in that building. I imagine there are millions of people who feel the same. Wonder who they will rent the space to?
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I would never, under any circumstances work or otherwise set foot in that building. I imagine there are millions of people who feel the same. Wonder who they will rent the space to?
Maybe that should be the HQ for the department of Homeland Security.
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Maybe that should be the HQ for the department of Homeland Security.
And make sure the TSA is in there with them.
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Maybe that should be the HQ for the department of Homeland Security.
I worked in the old 1 WTC. Got out of there as soon as I could afford to (2.5 years after the first attack).
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Wow, what a stunning photo - - thanks, obgyn65!! Just looking at it does give one hope for the future after this heartbreaking disaster.
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Nice, thanks for sharing that pic. My former mega corp was Hq'd in midtown, and I used to take frequent trips there, both before and after the attack. It was always very disturbing looking south and seeing the void left by the Towers.
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