Originally Posted by hunser
Still a bit to go (floor 105 and parapet)... by DubaiDunk
(comparison, not the rendering):
As has been already pointed out, this comparison is incorrect. More specifically, it’s extremely misleading and makes a lot of errors re: perspective, height normalization, etc. The building tops are almost
aligned, and the tower’s edges are almost
traced correctly, but very small errors in those tracings lead to large
differences in projected height, and the bottoms
of the buildings are not aligned at all (because the actual perspective differs from the render) — overall it adds up to a significant deviation. Also, this projection was done a while ago. Anyone using applying it to project the height compared to our current tower is compounding the error further.
To demonstrate, here is the same image, re-edited. Hm, suddenly you wonder how the original showed such a higher roof.
I will post a more reliable comparison if I can find usable images. In the meantime I highly, highly recommend the diagram Otie has been maintaining as it is pixel-perfect and well-sourced. I will post the link once I find it. EDIT: here’s Otie’s diagram, this shows that the actual remaining height is much more modest than that old projection would have you think (note that I am not disparaging 1WTC’s height at all, in fact I think it is an impressive height!): http://www.flickr.com/photos/62018165@N04/7353421608/
I am embedding a copy I downloaded, Otie let me know please if this is frowned upon and I will remove it.