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    Despite the loss of the WTC, the Downtown skyline is still strong as it awaits the next 1,000 footer. *A couple of photos from nycfoto.com...






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    Still pretty damn flabbergasting, but that chunky complex calls for something to bully it.

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    The way downtown is photographed is totally different.
    The second picture is taken from an angle that had been mostly ignored for decades.

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    wow. Those are really good pics. They really show that downtown still has a great skyline without the world trade center. But the World Financial Center looks all alone and somewhat misplaced now. Once we get a new World Trade Center, that will change.

    (Edited by NYC kid at 12:39 pm on Nov. 10, 2002)

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    Downtown is still "skyscraper national park" as far as I'm concerned. *What better place to host the Skyscraper Museum. *Every skyscraper lover should explore those narrow canyons of concrete and steel (better on the weekend).

    The new WTC will dominate again, hopefully something worthy of this magnificent skyline!

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    I agree with NYguy. Downtowns skyscrapers are really close together which gives it a "canyon affect" as I call it.
    I love that.

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    yes indeed, i agree, allthough i would not mind if it was either downtown or midtown, the two most dense areas of this city, and most of the world.

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    Downtown needs an observation deck! They ought to reopen the one at 70 Pine until a proper one is built.
    Quote: from Fabb on 8:00 am on Nov. 10, 2002
    The way downtown is photographed is totally different.
    The second picture is taken from an angle that had been mostly ignored for decades.
    You're right - no one lined up a shot of downtown without the twin towers in full view, and angles that were REALLY ignored were those that lined the twin towers up so it looked like one.

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    good idea about the observation deck, however i do not think the deck at 70 Pine is large enough to hold the crowds that would inevitably flock to it.

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    That's what I thought, too.
    Besides, one of the best skyscrapers in the district would be invisible : 70 Pines Street itself.

    Why not open to the public one of the flat roofs, 55 Water Street, to name one ?

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    Wihout the Wordld Trade Center, the skyline looks empty. *The skyline looks flat, because most of the buildings are around the same height. *I hope NYC not only builds big with the new WTC, but with other projects too.

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    Quote: from Evan on 5:16 pm on Nov. 11, 2002
    Wihout the Wordld Trade Center, the skyline looks empty. *The skyline looks flat, because most of the buildings are around the same height. *
    The skyline looks flat? *Look at the pics!

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    Quote: from Fabb on 4:27 pm on Nov. 11, 2002
    That's what I thought, too.
    Besides, one of the best skyscrapers in the district would be invisible : 70 Pines Street itself.

    Why not open to the public one of the flat roofs, 55 Water Street, to name one ?
    Wouldn't Chase Manhattan Plaza be a better place for an observation deck? *It's right in the middle of the Financial District, and is a lot taller than 55 Water. *I believe the top floor is used as a private lounge for Chase executives, though...

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    View of downtown out of my apartment window


    (Edited by Eugenius at 6:17 pm on June 24, 2003)

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