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)


Posted on Fri Oct 22, 2004


Yup, when I worked in the WTC I could see it...
Posted by Chris Allen  on  Sat Oct 23, 2004  at  11:23 PM
This NYC-Architecture site has the story on the biplane. It is a mock-up.
Posted by Paul  on  Thu Jan 26, 2006  at  07:23 AM
The URL didn't show up:
Posted by Paul  on  Thu Jan 26, 2006  at  07:27 AM
And I meant to include the Google Map:,+NY,+NY&btnG=Search&t=k&ll=40.704392,-74.00816&spn=0.001167,0.003039&t=k
Posted by Paul  on  Thu Jan 26, 2006  at  07:27 AM
Here's a picture I took from a neighboring building:
Posted by Phil Hollenback  on  Thu Mar 08, 2007  at  06:53 AM
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