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Behold New York City’s New Skyline

With its spire now officially attached as a permanent structure, One World Trade Center completes the new skyline of New York City.

NYC SkylinePhoto via Time Magazine

 

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  1. Brett says:

    Impressive. I’m going to make sure to see it when I’m in New York City.

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  2. For some reason, it looks photoshopped in. I think maybe because it’s so much shinier than all the buildings around it.

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  3. Tyrell says:

    What took so long?

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  4. Davebo says:

    @Tyrell:

    Well Tyrell it cost 3.8 billion dollars to construct and roughly half of that was public funds. It seems some folks scoff at using public funds in such a way.

    Fortunately those types don’t control the New York State Assembly or Governors office.

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  5. JKB says:

    @Tyrell: What took so long?

    Well you see, first the governor’s commission on being resolutely resolute had to meet to study whether it was resolved to be really resolute or just kind of resolute. Then the inter-regional committee on ensuring the architect had the right political connections had to do a search of family and friends. Concurrently, the secret working group on pilfering as much money as possible was organizing the finances to “stimulate” the local economy. Etc.

    The important thing to keep in mind is after two invasions and long nation building, after kids to young to even remember the attack are serving as platoon leaders in the Army, after all that and more, New York was able to build an office building. On the upside, while a monument to government’s inability to “build infrastructure” in a timely manner, at least it isn’t a monument to the mid-century ugly architecture the buildings it replaced were.

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  6. @Davebo:

    Well Tyrell it cost 3.8 billion dollars to construct and roughly half of that was public funds. It seems some folks scoff at using public funds in such a way.

    Yeah, who could possibly object to spending billions of tax payer dollars so that Larry Silverstein can earn millions leasing office space in buildings he was able to con us into paying for.

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  7. J-Dub says:

    I saw it from a plane window a few weeks ago, pre-spire. It towers over the rest of the buildings, even when seen from the height of an airliner. Very impressive.

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  8. Brenda says:

    I’ll hopefully see this in person when I’m in NYC visiting family in the summer. It looks awesome!

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