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Unread 09-11-2011, 06:54 PM
 
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Default How Did Inside of The World Trade Centers Look?

I remember seeing them, but I have never been inside them. Did the interior of the buildings look nice? How did the lobby and office space look in most of the floors?
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Unread 09-11-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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I've only been in them once.....back in 2000. Don't remember which tower I was in, but I went with my friend to see a girl that he was talking to at the time.....she worked in there. There's like a really huge atrium on the 1st floors that probably extended like 4-5 stories up. And there were these little turnstiles that employees swiped ther ID on to get thru. But it was really impressive.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 07:41 PM
 
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I find it puzzling that after all these years, there have never been much emphasis on the interior of the building.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 07:42 PM
 
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I was at the viewing deck of the World Trade Center. The building was huge inside. The elevator was fast.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 07:49 PM
 
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I remember seeing them, but I have never been inside them. Did the interior of the buildings look nice? How did the lobby and office space look in most of the floors?
The basic floors were an open floor plan, usually with a sea of cubicles. However, tenants had custom alteration work done, so it could vary. The wealthier firms on the more expensive higher floors would in general have had fancier interiors.

Here's a shot of one of the tower lobbies at Christmastime.

http://0.tqn.com/d/manhattan/1/0/g/E...wtc-lobby2.jpg

This photo is not labeled as such, but I've seen the photo elsewhere, and it is the 73rd Floor in One WTC, a Port Authority Engineering Department floor.

http://willyloman.files.wordpress.co...wtc_office.jpg
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Unread 09-11-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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Friends worked on 69 Port Authrity, the usual office, nothing special. But each tenant had their own company decorated differently. Back in 79, the lobby had purple carpeting, ugly, nothing special. As the years went on it changed....but for each floor, it really depended on the company that rented the floor and what they chose to do.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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The basic floors were an open floor plan, usually with a sea of cubicles. However, tenants had custom alteration work done, so it could vary. The wealthier firms on the more expensive higher floors would in general have had fancier interiors.

Here's a shot of one of the tower lobbies at Christmastime.

http://0.tqn.com/d/manhattan/1/0/g/E...wtc-lobby2.jpg

This photo is not labeled as such, but I've seen the photo elsewhere, and it is the 73rd Floor in One WTC, a Port Authority Engineering Department floor.

http://willyloman.files.wordpress.co...wtc_office.jpg
Very interesting

Thanks

I also wanted to know if there were internet access on most of the floors.

I find it interesting of how technology has progresses since then. Notice how most of the computers recovered from ground zero had tube monitors.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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Friends worked on 69 Port Authrity, the usual office, nothing special. But each tenant had their own company decorated differently. Back in 79, the lobby had purple carpeting, ugly, nothing special. As the years went on it changed....but for each floor, it really depended on the company that rented the floor and what they chose to do.
Yes, the PA does everything by low bidder, so basic utilitarian cubicles and plain files were the decor with photos of PA facilities on the walls.

LOL, I remember the ugly purple carpeting. The Concourse had also upgraded over the years. When I started working there, there was a Lamston's, sort of like a Woolworths, and an Alexander's. Over time they redid the Concourse and brought in higher-end retail. There was a Coach store and a Banana Republic and other similar mall-type stores down there at the time of the collapses.

Your friends must have worked in accounting or payroll. That's who was on 69.
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Unread 09-11-2011, 08:12 PM
 
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I was at the viewing deck of the World Trade Center. The building was huge inside. The elevator was fast.
I was up there on July 4, 1976 to watch the procession of Tall Ships, I believe it was the first one. The towers were not completely finished yet, IIRC.

I remember that it swayed. I have had tower dreams since then.

For a poignant top of the tower scene, check out 'Godspell'
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Unread 09-11-2011, 08:28 PM
 
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Very interesting

Thanks

I also wanted to know if there were internet access on most of the floors.

I find it interesting of how technology has progresses since then. Notice how most of the computers recovered from ground zero had tube monitors.
Yes, I believe so. Again, tenants would have had it installed if they needed it, and most probably did.

Yes, technology has changed. Not everyone had cell phones that day, either. I didn't get one until December of that year. And most cell phones still did not have cameras.
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