Originally Posted by SoaringSkylines
I did too because I went in August 2011 and saw it up close in reality, just when it was slightly passing WTC 7. I laugh at myself sometimes because I remember thinking it was "SO TALL" when I was there.. Now it's like almost 1,250 ft in the sky.. Bahaha! I can't even imagine what I'm going to be saying when I go back and see it completed. I remember looking at the tip top of the spire on the 1,200 ft Bank of America Tower and saying, "Geez, that is so high!"
And yes, It would've been cool to see the originals rise up in the late 60's, but it's a new generation and party.
Lol, I totally agree! My last visit was a month after you were there - September 2011. It was past the 80th floor then, and I thought the same thing then... Wow, it's so tall! (Then I saw the ESB later, up close... I had been to NYC prior to my last visit, but had not seen the ESB up close... Then I thought to myself, "Wow, the ESB is massive!") I would literally hurt my neck with how much I had to look up to see all of 1 WTC.
I can't imagine it *right now* at the point that it is at, nor when it's done - that will be simply mind-boggling, for sure! I bet it will be like when people would stand in between the original towers and take a picture of them with the camera pointed straight up. You could feel your neck aching just looking at these pictures.