Jumping from WTC Foreshadowed in Tom Cruise Movie "Vanilla Sky"

The movie was released in December 2001 but clearly was filmed long before then, and well before 9/11. The end scene has Tom Cruise jumping off an incredibly fictional tall building on the north end on Manhattan, and sailing in the air, a la the 9/11 WTC jumpers. Further ironies are (see snapshots* from the paused movie below): 1) that one can see the iconic WTC twin towers in the distance, 2) the building Cruise jumps from looks like the WTC, 3) the falling Cruise looks quite like the iconic 9/11 images of WTC jumpers.

Note the WTC twin towers off in the distance here (to the right of the moving man's arm):


The bldg Cruise is falling from is to the right, note the facade. Cruise's body is in the middle of the shot:

Very odd.

I'm sure others have noticed this striking similarity before, but I didn't see anything obvious in a google search, except for one blog post somewhere, which was quite minimal in its description.

I did see the director supposedly wanted to cut the WTC from the shot after 9/11, but apparently never did.

The movie is weird all the way around-- one of those movies where you don't know what is real and what is a dream or fantasy. Perhaps something like 9/11.

Also, the movie starts on the characters' 33rd birthday, and revolves around what happened that day.

*I apologize for the poor quality and the reflections in the shots. Just wanted to get some quick shots to give people an idea of the imagery.