When I visited DUMBO and Lower Manhattan more than June to film my Real Unova videos, I didn’t realize that I was photographing the new World Trade Center until November when I returned to find the building was now beginning to dominate the skyline. As I’m posting this it’s still not completely constructed.
I honestly just completely overlooked this building somehow.
You can see it at about 50% completion in The Dark Knight Rises. Also, that’s the bridge that Batman uses as a canvas for his burning bat signal when he returns to Gotham.
It’s also the same bridge they adapted into the Skyarrow Bridge in Pokémon Black and White.
Not to be a know-it-all, but that isn’t the USS Macon, its the USS Los Angeles.
You can tell because of the external engine cars and the lack of a secondary control deck in the lower tail fin, which were distinctive features of both the Macon and Akron. The Los Angeles’ gondola is also of a very different shape than the Akron and Macon.
The USS Los Angeles had external engine cars due to the risk the engines igniting the irritable hydrogen the ship was initially designed to fly with when it was constructed by Zeppelin in Germany.
The Akron and Macon, being designed in America to fly with helium, were drawn with engine rooms inside the envelope and cool propeller pod things on the outside that could be used to help better maneuver the ship.
I’m no expert though, I’m just regurgitating stuff I’ve read in books about airships.