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    Don't remember where I found this photo on the web sometime back in 2002, but it if the metadata on the pic is true then it was taken only 20 minutes before the first plane hit the tower"

    Make: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO., LTD
    MODEL: C21
    DATE TIME: 2001-09-11 08:22:50

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    It's possible. Weather looks right.

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    These ones are my favorites.
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    Actually, there is a building in which the Twins were born and derived from;

    The IBM Building in Seatle.

    Yamasaki thought about using some of the construction technologies that were inherited from this tower for the original WTC, and he DID.
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    ^ I think the first pic in that bunch is of the Aon Tower in Chicago, not the IBM building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Music Man View Post
    ^ I think the first pic in that bunch is of the Aon Tower in Chicago, not the IBM building.

    I thought about that myself also, but it DOES somewhat resemble one of the Twins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daquan13 View Post
    Actually, there is a building in which the Twins were born and derived from;

    The IBM Building in Seatle.

    Yamasaki thought about using some of the construction technologies that were inherited from this tower for the original WTC, and he DID.
    which technologies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynLove View Post
    which technologies?



    Note the close-knit design of the facade. Probably the same design was used back then when the IBM Building was being built.

    Yamasaki had a definite fear of heights. His design of the window width in both projects were no more than about 22 inches wide - the width of a man's shoulders with the arms down.

    Also, floor trusses were said to be used for the IBM Building as well. About the only thing that's different in THIS building from the Twins is probably the base of the tower. Looks like concrete was used there.

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    Nice Hulk Hogan statue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynLove View Post
    which technologies?
    http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/s...26/focus4.html Click on the View All button when you get there, to read the whole story. Thanx.

    Tried to copy & paste the story, but it kept on coming out crapped up with botched up stuff.
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    You said that already. Thanx.
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    This might sound like a far-fetched thing or a stab in the dark, and please don't thing that I'm crazy, and I've always wondered about this.

    But what if, after being hit by the planes, the towers didn't fall, but stood up? What if only one was hit but not the other one? Or if one fell and the other one didn't? What then? Could they possibly have been salvaged, repaired and made like new again?

    And if so, would workers feel comfy and safe working in them after they survived being hit? I've always thought about this, and it boggles me that this might have been the case. One has to wonder.

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    1993.

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    Looks like the Deutche Bank Building was u/c around that time as well.

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