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May 18, 2011
If you walk by the W hotel, you might notice something: you can see the new WTC looking northward. The dilapidated scandalous death trap of the old condemned Deutsche Bank building has finally been removed. Some have speculated that the building cost far more to demolish than it did to build, adjusting for inflation, not to mention the lives lost.
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The new unobstructed view
The old building
Firefighters Robert Beddia, 53, of Engine Company 24, left, and Joseph Graffagnino, 33, of Ladder Company 5 are shown. The two firefighters were fatally injured Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 while battling a seven-alarm high-rise fire at the former Deutsche Bank building (Firefighter Nation)