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Man flies by own lung power, 1934
The Berners Street Hoax, 1810
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
September Morn, the painting that shocked the censor, 1913
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The 77 Water Street Roof Runway
image Is there really a building in New York City that has an airplane runway on its roof, with a biplane sitting at the end of the runway? Yup. It's the 77 Water Street Building. Here's a fuzzy satellite image. However, the biplane isn't real. It's just a mock-up. Metafilter has a thread on this unusual landmark. (via Things Magazine)
Categories: Places
Posted by The Curator on Fri Oct 22, 2004
Comments (5)
Yup, when I worked in the WTC I could see it...
Posted by Chris Allen  in  NYC  on  Sun Oct 24, 2004  at  01:23 AM
This NYC-Architecture site has the story on the biplane. It is a mock-up.
Posted by Paul  in  Charleston, SC  on  Thu Jan 26, 2006  at  09:23 AM
The URL didn't show up:
http://www.nyc-architecture.com/LM/LM028-77WATERSTREET.htm
Posted by Paul  in  Charleston, SC  on  Thu Jan 26, 2006  at  09:27 AM
And I meant to include the Google Map:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=77+water+street,+NY,+NY&btnG=Search&t=k&ll=40.704392,-74.00816&spn=0.001167,0.003039&t=k
Posted by Paul  in  Charleston, SC  on  Thu Jan 26, 2006  at  09:27 AM
Here's a picture I took from a neighboring building:

http://flickr.com/photos/phrenologist/31351263
Posted by Phil Hollenback  in  New York  on  Thu Mar 08, 2007  at  08:53 AM
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