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Old Posted Aug 6, 2011, 7:22 PM
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I always feel guilty when I get excited about the new WTC because I know those who perished will never be "rebuilt."



Anyone else feel this way? I don't know what to think.
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Old Posted Aug 6, 2011, 7:36 PM
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It's been said that while we can't bring back the dead, we can rebuild the broken.
Personally, I believe in reincarnation. So no guilt over rebuilding here.
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I always feel guilty when I get excited about the new WTC because I know those who perished will never be "rebuilt."



Anyone else feel this way? I don't know what to think.
I just cant believe the Twin Towers are not coming back. It just gets to me that i and so many other people will never get a chance to see them in person, on the other hand i do believe that rebuilding the twin towers would of been the Best memorial for all the lost victims. But that is not the case anymore, It is exciting to see the new WTC rise, but it just wont ever be the same.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2011, 3:15 AM
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Twin Towers of the World Trade Center

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This pictures really gets to me, they were HUGE! still cant believe they are gone..
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Did you download the virtual tour of the original WTC which I linked so you could see it for yourself?
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Phenomenal picture. It takes a good lens and a good angle to truly capture how absofuckinglutely enormous they were.

The first time I set eyes on the WTC (mid 90s, heading eastbound on 280 through Newark) my gaze was fixed in their direction until we were actually in the Lincoln Tunnel.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2011, 12:52 AM
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The buildings weren't really loved until Philippe Petit walked between the two buildings on a high wire in 1974. If none of you have seen it yet please watch "Man On Wire".
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I'm sorry if this is a stupid question but, why were the top of the twin towers always darker than the rest of the tower?
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2011, 2:39 AM
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I'm sorry if this is a stupid question but, why were the top of the twin towers always darker than the rest of the tower?
There aren't as many vertical elements on the top part. The vertical elements are bright aluminum, behind that is darker, so overall it looks darker since there is more dark stuff showing.

I'm not sure if it's a recessed mechanical floor, or if those are windows, revealing the darker interior.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2011, 2:56 AM
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The construction of the massive giants.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2011, 3:19 AM
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Did you download the virtual tour of the original WTC which I linked so you could see it for yourself?
i did actually but for some stupid reason my computer wont find the pluggins for me to see it.
but i will try it on another computer, thanks for showing me the link!
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2011, 2:01 PM
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There aren't as many vertical elements on the top part. The vertical elements are bright aluminum, behind that is darker, so overall it looks darker since there is more dark stuff showing.

I'm not sure if it's a recessed mechanical floor, or if those are windows, revealing the darker interior.
Thanks I always wondered why they were like that.
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Old Posted Aug 12, 2011, 3:24 PM
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Those were the windows for the observation deck. They were nice and wide, much easier to see when you looked at an angle.

The normal windows limited your side vision to about 30 or 40 degrees on each side.

Even though there was no observation deck on 1, they built it the same way...
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Those were the windows for the observation deck. They were nice and wide, much easier to see when you looked at an angle.

The normal windows limited your side vision to about 30 or 40 degrees on each side.

Even though there was no observation deck on 1, they built it the same way...
Well there was the Windows on the World restaurant in tower 1.
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Well there was the Windows on the World restaurant in tower 1.
oh yeah. Thanks.
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JLanka, I've read your story about 9/11 and I'm very impressed...
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Is this thread moving? Just try..
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From Brian Rose's WTC Gallery http://www.brianrose.com/wtc/wtc35.htm#

















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Old Posted Aug 19, 2011, 7:48 AM
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It's moving

Thanks for the photo's, especially the last one is good. So weird these buildings are gone. I've never seen them but de Sphere I did, it's all so strange...
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