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Old November 29th, 2008, 08:51 PM   #21
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I'm curious about 2 things in the photo below; What is the name of the white arch in between WTC2 and WTC3? and what is that blue cubic thing in front of the arch?

But I must say, driving beneath that white arch would be incredible.

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Old November 29th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #22
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the arch is the transport hub design by Santiago Calatrava. And I don't know what the blue buidling is.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 10:53 AM   #23
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The blue cube is a placeholder for the entrance to the museum which is being designed by Snohetta.

Here's what it will look like and where it will be.

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Old December 1st, 2008, 08:55 PM   #24
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in that last photo, are those two red columns the bottom legs of the former WTC? its got to be. If they are, then they must've been refurbished or they're not from 9.11 at all.
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Old December 1st, 2008, 09:00 PM   #25
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those are the two tridents from the twin towers but they actually saved more of them!
They are red because they are a bit rusty and they have no cladding.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 06:25 PM   #26
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I didn't know whether I liked WTC2 or WTC3 more, but I've decided this one is the bext out of all of them. It'll be a great building when completed.
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 05:35 AM   #27
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I like this project a lot.
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Old December 10th, 2008, 09:26 AM   #28
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That arch thing looks like something Santiago Calatrava would design. Come to think of it, there are more conceptual pics.

www.calatrava.com

It's under current or future projects under WTC Transit Station

There are some concept shots that look amazing
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Old December 11th, 2008, 12:53 AM   #29
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The Rogers tower hoicks arse in the best way possible. Clearly I'm slightly biased, and live but a mile from his studio in West London, but the effect of cross bracing and the facade overrun is top notch. To be fair, the cluster is out of this world and no mistake.
I actually like the cross bracing, as well. Most skyscrapers built within the last 10 years have been ultra modern, very simplistic. The detail in the facade of 3WTC is definitely going to set the building apart upon completion. Rogers did an excellent job, I think the design is a return to form in some ways. Reminds me a little of the John Hancock in Chicago.
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Old December 11th, 2008, 03:03 AM   #30
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Is this tower to rise exactly on the spot where one of the WTC towers was? Excuse me if this question has been asked already. In this pic and in the others above it looks like there are some steel columns or other strange objects sticking out from those trenchs...
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Old December 11th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #31
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nope, none of the new towers will stand on the footprint of one of the old twins
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Old December 11th, 2008, 11:39 PM   #32
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only two waterfall memorials will replace the exact twin tower spots.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 12:10 PM   #33
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Those two waterfalls -- Reflecting Absence -- is no replacement for the Twin Towers.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 05:13 AM   #35
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Just saw a sign in the sewerway (I mean subway) today that shows pictures of the memorial surrounded by cobblestones with the names of those who lost their lives on 9/11. I think people can also make a donation and get a stone inscribed with a message of their own. Neat idea, brings some class to a very cold and modern looking park.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 07:20 PM   #36
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Those two waterfalls -- Reflecting Absence -- is no replacement for the Twin Towers.
I'm sorry you feel that way but thats what your getting.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 07:53 PM   #37
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I'm sorry you feel that way but thats what your getting.


Building other towers in that place, is like building your house above a grave...
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Old January 9th, 2009, 12:01 AM   #38
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I'm sorry you feel that way but thats what your getting.
I don't think that that was fish's point. The earlier post said "replacing." The two waterfalls at the footprints reflect absence. The intention is not to replace the twins but rather to emphasize or remind the viewer of their absence.

I think that fish's point was that "replace" is the wrong word.
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Building other towers in that place, is like building your house above a grave...
The site where the Twin Towers once stood is not a grave yard.

It seems that the families of the victims have hijacked Lower Manhattan in the same spirit that Osama bin Laden hijacked New York City.

I realize that the Twin Towers will never be rebuilt and I do not wish to direct the topic of this thread in that direction.

I was merely stating an opinion of what I see when the memorial is built.

A true memorial is a steel skeleton of the Twin Towers -- that way we can properly reflect the absence, while honoring the victims.

Try honoring the victims with a hole in the ground in Skyscraper City (that is what New York is, a true skyscraper city).
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Those two waterfalls -- Reflecting Absence -- is no replacement for the Twin Towers.
No, the four new towers are a replacement. The waterfalls are a memory of the two towers.
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