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A perspective altering photo

  • 19-08-2021 1:07am
    Registered Users Posts: 81,963 ✭✭✭✭

    This is from 1972, near the completion of the World Trade Center. Light passes clean through the superstructure and the windows, before any of the interior office walls (all non load-bearing), furniture etc. have been installed. The building was open for business in 1973.

    Here's a few others I found: 1970,

    Some time later,

    These photos and the top photo give a very fascinating perspective, of just how sparse the building superstructure was, to hold so much together. And it's much easier from it, to get a sense of how the tower could collapse in such a spectacular way. Those thicker floors - the Sky Lobbies, incl. the ones on the roof - would very obviously just pancake everything else.


  • Registered Users Posts: 22,248 ✭✭✭✭endacl

    Something jet fuel melting something.


  • Registered Users Posts: 85 ✭✭grassalwaysgeener

    Have a look at the "intempo" ("In Time") building in Benidorm.

    Two massive towers, shaped like two number "1" with a "face-off", and a 1960's satellite has fallen on top of them.

    IT's built like Art, presumably based on the "Twin Towers", with large rolling sheets of copper positioned like 1960's Computer Punch cards at the base.

    Biggest building in Benidorm, and Benidorm is called "mini New York".

  • Registered Users Posts: 85 ✭✭grassalwaysgeener

    "In Tiempo" Building

    in Benidorm

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,800 ✭✭✭✭Dohnjoe

    Also it's 47 stories tall. WTC 7 was 47 stories. Hmm...