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04-02-2013, 03:26 PM
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Views from new WTC observation deck unveiled

Views from new WTC observation deck unveiled

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It's a room with an amazing view.

Port Authority officials unveiled the mindblowing perspective from the World Trade Center's new observatory this morning, a stunning panorama that envelopes the entire city and beyond.

Perched atop Manhattan's tallest building, One World Observatory will open for business in 2015 and is expected to instantly become one of the tri-state's major attractions for locals and tourists alike.

Developed by Legends, a sport and entertainment company owned and operated by the Yankees, Dallas Cowboys and Checketts Partners Investment Fund, the project hopes to make $875 million during its initial 15-year lease.

SEE MORE VIEWS FROM THE NEW OBSERVATORY

“In one of the most important buildings in the world, we’ll bring back the most important view in the world,” said Legends CEO Dave Checketts. "The top of this rising phoenix - a three-story observatory - will restore another aspect of the World Trade Center Towers - their phenomenal views."

Guests will be thrust skyward on a 60-second elevator trip to floors 100 through 102 and be treated to theater presentations. Officials said the entire tour will last roughly one-hour.

PA Executive Director Patrick Foye would not disclose the planned admission price but said it would be comparable with other major attractions.

"Just like the rejuvenation of lower Manhattan after 9/11, this building will rise and be a symbol to the world of New York City’s might and capabilities,” said PA chairman David Samson.







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Beautiful. I can't wait to go to the top.

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Rockefeller and Empire State have pretty good observation decks as well.

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Rockefeller and Empire State have pretty good observation decks as well.
I haven't been to the top of the Empire State Building, but the Top of the Rock was absolutely breathtaking. I can't wait to go to the top of the WTC

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looks sick. won't go up

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I've spent more than my fair share of time 50-odd floors up in the Nasdaq building "next door", watching this thing go up. It's an impressive building.

And it wasn't until I was up reasonably high that the memorial made sense - that is one powerful site/sight.

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Manhattan is so beautifully cluttered.. I remember reading a few years ago that there's something like, 100000 buildings/houses there.. Could be more, could be less.. Seeing the views from this building makes me want to take a road trip when it's done.

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Breath taking. I hope to visit it one day.


By the way, is that time square in the bottom pic?

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Breath taking. I hope to visit it one day.


By the way, is that time square in the bottom pic?
Where in the bottom picture? You can sort of see Times Square in that picture, though. If you make the picture larger, you will see a red light somewhere there. That's Times Square.

Times Square is so far from WTC that you won't get a good view of it with all the buildings in the way.

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Well, I'm not sure but, I'm assuming we can see the big screens in Times Square in the middle left of the picture.

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Been to the top of the original. Was disappointed that other other tower was taller than the one with the observation deck. I had to do the Ferris Bueller thing and lean into the glass so it was kinda surreal when it all came down because I had a visual idea of how far that fall was for those that were stuck up there.

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Breath taking. I hope to visit it one day.


By the way, is that time square in the bottom pic?
You've obviously never been to NYC. lol

Times Square is a pretty far ways away from the Trade Center.

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You've obviously never been to NYC. lol

Times Square is a pretty far ways away from the Trade Center.


Yeah, but you can see a lot of stuff from the top of a tall building. The Empire State Building is 3 miles away from the WTC....but you don't have any problem seeing that, do you? Times Square is about 3.5 miles from the WTC...so I would imagine the red screen in the picture, to the west of the Empire State Building, is most likely Times Square.

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Yeah, but you can see a lot of stuff from the top of a tall building. The Empire State Building is 3 miles away from the WTC....but you don't have any problem seeing that, do you? Times Square is about 3.5 miles from the WTC...so I would imagine the red screen in the picture, to the west of the Empire State Building, is most likely Times Square.
There's a difference in seeing something 443m high and something with bright flashly lights being surrounded by buildings.

That being said, i'm 99% sure that it IS Times Square simply because of the direction and distance it is from the Empire State Building. When looking from Lower Manhattan, Times Square is behind and to the left of the Empire, which is what we're seeing in the picture.

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Manhattan is so beautifully cluttered.. I remember reading a few years ago that there's something like, 100000 buildings/houses there.. Could be more, could be less.. Seeing the views from this building makes me want to take a road trip when it's done.
According to Skyscraperpage, NYC has 6,326 buildings in Manhattan.

http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/

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According to Skyscraperpage, NYC has 6,326 buildings in Manhattan.

http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/
I'm 100% sure that's not including houses/apartments... There's over 1.6 million people in Manhattan, so if they're trying to say there's that many buildings INCLUDING houses, that means each house averages 250 people.

I found the article I had read, it was from the New York Times....... and it turns out it was published in 1913. At the end of 1912 they had counted 92,749 buildings (including houses/apartments)..

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive...D0405B838DF1D3

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