The World Trade Cente Twin Towers in 1999
Here we are to live the experience of visiting the World Trade Center in Microsoft Flight Simulator, in different time and climate settings, something unique in the history of games, as it is the first WTC with external and internal views in a modern game. The World Trade Center has been an iconic New York City landmark since opening in 1973.
The complex consisted of 7 buildings, the best known being the Twin Towers, with 417m high (One World Trade Center) and 415m high (Two World Trade Center), they were the tallest buildings in the world for decades. On a typical day, around 50,000 people worked in the towers, with another 200,000 people visiting. The complex was so large that it had its own zip code, 10048. The towers offered spectacular views from the observation deck (located at the top of the South Tower) and from the Windows on the World restaurant (located at the top of the North Tower).
Here the entire complex has been recreated and the buildings contain two functional helipads, the Lobby of the North Tower and South Tower accessible by the player, an office room visible on the 106th floor of the North Tower, the Windows of The World Restaurant on the 107th floor of the North Tower and the Observation Deck on the 107th floor of the South Tower, plus WTC 7, Verizon Building, U.S. Postal Service, the Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, Edson Parking and the block around the complex, with some parts re-imagined according to the reality of MSFS in-game photogrammetry.
There's a lot of detail to include and I had to be very selective about what I recreated in the project so that it doesn't become heavy and impact frame rate during the simulation.
I hope you like this project, as it is very meaningful to me and I hope it will bring good aspirations and memories to anyone who has visited this amazing and authentic building all over the world.
Check out my website for some extra information and FAQ about Lod and additional information about performance and loading, and stay tuned to the Discord channel to stay aware of updates and news.
HOW TO INSTALL:
- Locate the Microsoft Flight Simulator installation folder
- You need to find and open the folder called "Community"
- Copy the folder "Marine RM World Trade Center", you just extracted into the Community folder
- Start the game and locate the towers in New York City!