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Want to Experience The Twin Towers Again? There May Soon Be An App For That


"Seeing" the towers come to life through your iPhone will transport you back in time.

Do you want to look at the Manhattan skyline and see the World Trade Center's Twin Towers again? One New Yorker has plans to develop an iPhone app that would do just that.

Approaching the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks on America, it seems inconceivable to many that New York has still not rebuilt what the two hijacked planes brought down. For weeks and months after 9/11, there was considerable discussion about what to do at Ground Zero... Everything was on the table - from the calls for complete rebuilding of the twin towers to the considerable argument that nothing should be built on the spot where thousands of innocent people were murdered.

It was finally agreed that one building - the Freedom Tower - would be built at Ground Zero, accompanied by a stunning memorial.  While construction continues apace on the building, work on the memorial should be completed in time for the upcoming ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary.

The new World Trade Center 1 - Freedom Tower

But there are still many who still see the Manhattan skyline and feel that something is missing.

Lifelong New Yorker, Brian August admits that he misses the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and may have come up with an idea that will resurrect the two 110 stories buildings, at least in the virtual world.

Brian has taken his dream to the Internet in search of cash to fund the development of a smart phone app that would create something he calls "Augmented Reality."

Mr. August says his app would do three simple things: orient, augment, comment.  First, the app would orient you towards the site of the World Trade Center, then start augmenting the view with a silhouette of the Twin Towers (at night you would see shafts of light).  You can then snap a picture and post it online with comments.

Brain's site claims that the project is not intended to make a profit. If you are interested in helping his dream become reality, visit the "110 Stories" project page on Kickstarter.

H/T HuffPo

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