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    Watch the movie of the water draining here:
    http://homepage.mac.com/rigrij/iMovieTheater23.html


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    JustRich, I hope all of these buildings are included in your Midtown height map.

    Great detail on the model.


    (Edited by Eugenius at 12:49 pm on Dec. 9, 2002)

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    Eugenius

    The model is not as updated as the map
    The model doesn't have AOL Time Warner yet or a couple of
    the Times Square buildings.

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    Very cool, Rich - especially the movie.

    My guess is that street level is assumed to be the same as sea level, no?
    I have yet to see one of those city models take into account the terrain of the ground.

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    Manhattan below Central Park is very flat. *I would be surprised if the height differential between any two street-level points is above 20 feet.

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    It is flat, you're right, although the waters of the Hudson would have to rise 80' to get Columbus Circle wet.

    Below are the street elevations of notable midtown skyscrapers - rounded to the nearset 5 feet.
    (From the US Geological Survey)

    Empire State Building – 50’ Above Sea Level
    Chrysler Building – 40’
    Citicorp Center– 40’
    Trump World Tower – 30’
    City Spire – 70’
    Conde Nast Building – 55’
    GE Building – 65’
    Met Life Building – 60’
    Worldwide Plaza – 60’
    Carnegie Hall Tower – 80’
    Bear Sterns – 60’
    Equitable Center – 60’
    Exxon – 55’
    1 Penn Plaza – 40’
    1 Astor Plaza – 50’
    General Motors – 50’
    500 5th Ave. – 70’

    AOL/Time Warner – 80’
    New York Times Tower – 45’
    Bloomberg Tower – 50’
    1 Bryant Park – 65’
    Times Square Tower – 55’


    (Edited by NYatKNIGHT at 2:01 pm on Dec. 9, 2002)

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    this is great!! who made this thing!!? it helps you see where would be a good spot for some over 500ft buildings, the area between Park ave and 6th below Rockefeller could use a few 500+ footers, and alot more between 42 st and the empire state building would fill the gaps great!

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    I just love these maps and models that you post Just Rich!!!

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    second that, all fantastic.

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    Interesting, and quite cool, but a bit unsettling. *New York flooded...it's been a week since I watched AI and the scene of a flooded Manhattan still really creeps me out...

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    Yes, there is an article I just read today in the new issue of Metropolis about NYC underwater. The post-ice-cap-melted-NYC-meme is busy at work.

    Did this skyline model come from Urban Data Solutions? It looks like one of thiers. Regardless, how did you get hold of it.... unless "just rich" refers to something other than your name? I understand that the full Manhattan map from Urban Data can cost tens of thousands to license.



    (Edited by chris at 1:03 am on Dec. 11, 2002)

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    Another cool map!

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    Cool 3D view of Manhattan. I am wondering where they got all the height data for those buildings besides the highrises of course. I am working on a large and detailed New York model.

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    There are various websites, but I think Chris hit on it. *You would probably have to go through a private company, or a city agency. *I've tried forever here in KC, the city won't give anything up, so if I want that info bad enough I would have to pay a 3-D imaging/graphics company.

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    Quote: from yanni111 on 4:07 pm on Dec. 9, 2002
    this is great!! who made this thing!!? it helps you see where would be a good spot for some over 500ft buildings, the area between Park ave and 6th below Rockefeller could use a few 500+ footers, and alot more between 42 st and the empire state building would fill the gaps great!
    Those gaps are largely due to underlying geography -- how far you have to dig to put a skyscraper directly on the underlying bedrock... where the rock is nearer to the surface, you find larger buildings, so the skyline of manhattan mirrors the profile of the rock underneath it.

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