NYNY World Trade Center - in memory of...911

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NYNY World Trade Center - in memory of...911

Postby rockland » Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:59 pm

Name: World Trade Center
Architect: Minoru Yamasaki and engineer Leslie Robertson and developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Year: 1966-1973

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City: New York
State: NY
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Type: Office Building
Style: Modern
Status: Destroyed September 11, 2001
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_trade_center

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a personal note. for all those still suffering, and all that continue in the
aftermath, doom and gloom of war.
i was asleep on this bench, the superferry, the Joseph and Clara Smallwood,
when a plane hit tower one. it was a long silent two days back to NYC.
i've seen this bench a dozen time since 2001. mod, cool,i like it alot. but
2 weeks ago i took this photo. i still cannot sit on it....
so, in memory off....


~ post moved and added onto by futura girl on 9-11-2007

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Postby Futura Girl » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:20 pm

thank you for posting this memorium. - sorry i had to grab it and turn it into a favorite building thread - because we need one for the WTC - it deserves it.



model of the twin towers:
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(courtesy Minoru Yamasaki Associates, Inc.)

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bronze scuplture entitled "Sphere" by artist Fritz Koenig in the Austin Tobin Plaza

photos borrowed from www.projectrebirth.org
a very nice pictorial memorial
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If I wind up broke up, well, I'll always remember that I had a swingin' time

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Postby Futura Girl » Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:43 pm

i have few regrets in my life, but one was never going to the top of the WTC on a former trip to NYC.

cary wanted to do it, but we were short on time and i said - we'll do it next trip... they always be there.

i have tried to find out information about the three-dimensional scale model of Manhattan that was on the top floor of the tower 2 (top of the world). does anyone remember that?
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Postby rockland » Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:19 pm

thank you.
you just took my breath away.
i am grateful.

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Postby ch » Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:48 am

The irony, of course, is that the towers were widely hated while they were standing - too tall, too banal, too sterile, too... everything wrong. Of course even the most ardent detractor would now take a dozen of them if they could take back the terrible events that destroyed them.

Over the 15 years I lived in Manhattan I visited the top of the towers many times. The views were phenominal. I don't recall a full scale model of New York in them. There is one in the Queens Museum left over from the 1964 World's Fair, which was updated to 1992. Is that the one you are thinking of?

http://www.queensmuseum.org/panorama/about.htm

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Postby Perks » Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:39 am

When I lived in Boston I would make a train trip down to NYC a couple times a month to explore the city. Windows on the World was one of my favorite spots to dine, so that I could take in the views of the city.

True, the buildings were big, stark, and just overwhelmingly massive from afar. The saving grace, in my opinion, was that there were two of them, and each helped offset the mass of the other just a bit.

From up close, they just seemed like endless pillars in the sky. From inside the upper floors, it was like staring at the city from a space station.

The last time I was in New York, and WTC, was August 30, 2001.

It's an understatement to say it was a shock to come back to Manhattan and take these photos exactly three months later...

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Postby Connie » Wed Sep 12, 2007 9:17 am

I always thought some of the facade that was still standing (and was so typical for the WTC) should have been kept for the on-site memorial. But that was probably not feasible plus nobody thought about it anyway in the aftermath of the desaster.

Until this day I'm not able to watch relatively low flying planes as they remind me of the one that hit the first tower.


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