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    I missed the real money shot moments before, but here...


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    I hope that's a cloud(?)

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    No not a cloud - there was some sort of accident. I saw the smoke looking down lafayette hovering over other buildings. Clear blue sky, the smoke was coming from the WTC. I only heard a few sirens then nothing so I knew it was probably no big deal. Walked over to Church street and you could see the white plume hovering over the site

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    It looks like a common condensation phenomenon. Notice how the air is full of water vapor (humidity)? As the air flow meets the skyscraper, it's forced to rise up. The pressure drop results in condensation (a cloud).

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    Probably running the mechanical components behind the vents for the first time.

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    The antenna/wannabe-spire looks crap.

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    This building is too tall

    Looking out my window now, with low cloud cover and just 20 blocks away, the red light atop the spire is invisible. Nearby buildings' red lights can be seen clearly. If I can't see that red light from here, what good does it do for the flyers it's meant to signal?

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    One World Trade Center Plays Light Tricks

    by William Menking


    One World Trade Center appears to glow in the sunlight. (William Menking / AN)

    The 1973 World Trade Center twin towers by Minora Yamasaki were not great buildings but in various light conditions or in the dark of the night they would take on a mute sculptural quality that New Yorkers now remember with fondness or nostalgic reverence. Now something quiet similar may be happening with the replacement to the tower—One World Trade Center. In certain light and atmospheric conditions the top floors of the building seem to glow like a bright incandescent light build.


    One World Trade Center appears to glow in the sunlight. (William Menking / AN)

    Walking down Church Street on Tuesday, May 21 about 10:00a.m. nearly every pedestrian headed south on the street stopped in amazement and if they had camera phones pointed them towards the tower which had become shrouded in shimmering clouds or fog and had taken on a magnificent glowing presence. The effect only lasted for a few fleeting minutes when the clouds moved on and horizontal shafts of light streamed out of the upper floors of the still unfinished structure.

    The top floors of the glass tower-unlike the lower floors- are translucent allowing views in and out of the building and this may be causing the glow. But whatever is causing this and whether it will remain when the building is finished is anyone’s guess but for the time being the effect is nearly magical.


    One World Trade Center appears to glow in the sunlight. (William Menking / AN)

    http://blog.archpaper.com/wordpress/archives/62418

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    BREAKING NEWS: Light Reflects off of Shiny Surfaces!

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    I remember the same effect on the Shard in London. They explained it somehow but I can't remember the specifics.

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    Hey everyone, a short little video I made from this morning with pictures later.

    From: QUEENSNY121

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmwht...ature=youtu.be

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    Another video from early this evening:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9aD0QEmlrM

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