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Spire of World Trade Center Arrives in Manhattan by Barge: PHOTO

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They can finally finish it!

The Empire State Building is Now a Disco Stick: VIDEO

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Last night, the Empire State Building put on its first show with its new LED lighting system. It was coordinated with a live performance by Alicia Keys of “Girl on Fire” and “Empire State of Mind" which was simulcast on Clear Channel radio stations across the city such as Z100, 103.5 KTU and 106.7 Lite FM beginning at 9 pm.

Mashable writes:

The new system has lighting capabilities from more than 16 million colors, along with effects such as ripples, cross-fades, sparkles, chasers, sweeps, strobes and bursts. The LED system also allows for more control and lighting management.

The Empire State Building previously used its new LED Lights on Election Night, allowing New Yorkers to see incoming state and electoral vote results. The mast was highlighted in blue and red to show the two sides that represent President Obama and Gov. Romney’s electoral vote totals, while data from CNN was displayed on its LED-illuminated “meter,” which will be positioned at the spire of the building.

Watch the show from Hoboken, New Jersey, AFTER THE JUMP...

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News: Sandy, Frank Lloyd Wright, Rubio, Peek-A-Boo

1NewsIcon Is Bryce Chandler Joe Simpson's secret gay lover?

WrightHouse1NewsIcon A couple in Phoenix, Arizona, are preparing to do battle with preservationists trying to grant landmark status to a Frank Lloyd Wright home they want to demolish for profit: "Just as Mr. Sells and Mr. Hoffman prepared to close on the deal, preservationists involved in protecting Wright’s legacy reached out to the city, asking that the house be considered for landmark status. Mr. Sells, 50, a technology entrepreneur, said he had no idea of its significance, or of the difference 'between Frank Lloyd Wright and the Wright brothers.'"

1NewsIcon Ellen DeGeneres gives Halle Berry a spidery scare.

1NewsIcon Hurricane Sandy is a'coming.

1NewsIcon The storm's Caribbean death toll is 48.

Tremors1NewsIcon 1990s horror movies, a retrospective.

1NewsIcon Pennsylvania lawmakers don't appear interested in the ongoing gay marriage debates swirling around them.

1NewsIcon Alicia Silverstone says her first boyfriend was gay: "I've had so many crushes on gay boys. My first love was so gay, and I didn't know. I used to defend him because everyone would say he was gay, but he'd say he wasn't. Then, about six years later, he had the big talk with me."

1NewsIcon Peek-a-boo explained.

1NewsIcon The Carrie Diaries, a "prequel" to Sex and the City, has released a season preview and cast a love interest, a love interest we all know won't stand the test of time.

1NewsIcon Gay activists in Jamaica taking on colonial era "buggery laws": "The legal challenge is being taken to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which is modelled on the European Court of Human Rights. Jamaica is not a full member and any ruling would only be advisory and not binding; it would, nonetheless, send out a strong signal of international disapproval."

Rubio1NewsIcon Good, sticky line from Romney supporter Marco Rubio about President Obama's policies: "They’re the ideas that have failed every time they’ve been tried. They’re expensive ideas. They’re the ideas of countries that people come here to get away from."

1NewsIcon Gay men make great husbands, according to ladies interviewed by The Hindustan Times.

1NewsIcon Check out the new video for Nicki Minaj's "Va-Va-Voom".


Inside NYC's New Tallest Residential Tower: VIDEO

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The NYT goes to the top of One57, a 1,004 foot tower that will be Manhattan's tallest residential building with a duplex that recently sold for $95 million:

“The scale of wealth in this building is just unheard of,” said Jonathan J. Miller, president of Miller Samuel, a property appraiser. “Despite all the problems economically, you are seeing these people invest in real estate unlike in any period that has ever happened.”

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1 World Trade Center About to Surpass Empire State as Tallest Building in New York City: Time-Lapse VIDEO

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The EarthCam has been keeping a watchful eye on the activity at One World Trade Center over several years. As early as Monday, the tower is expected to surpass the height of the Empire State Building, making it the tallest structure in New York City.

Check out the time-lapsee of it rising, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Stunning New Photos from the Top of the New World Trade Center

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The World Trade Center's twitter feed has been pumping out some brand new HDR views from One World Trade this week.

Check out a few more, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via buzzfeed)

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