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Old August 18th, 2015, 11:43 PM   #6421
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Old August 19th, 2015, 06:31 AM   #6422
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I would like to know what newyorkers think about this building. Does this building "go" with New York. Does it look invasive? Does it seem like some spanish beach building forced into New York? Is it a pretty building? How would you rate it? Is it a little bit too extravagant? Just curious to know...
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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:28 AM   #6423
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I would like to know what newyorkers think about this building. Does this building "go" with New York. Does it look invasive? Does it seem like some spanish beach building forced into New York? Is it a pretty building? How would you rate it? Is it a little bit too extravagant? Just curious to know...
Gonna reserve judgment until the structure is complete and I am able to take a walk inside. As you know, NYC is a melting pot of architectural influences. This structure is no different.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 11:50 AM   #6424
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New concrete work on the right and delivery of skylight housing sections (?) on the bottom:



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Old August 19th, 2015, 03:28 PM   #6425
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I would like to know what newyorkers think about this building. Does this building "go" with New York. Does it look invasive? Does it seem like some spanish beach building forced into New York? Is it a pretty building? How would you rate it? Is it a little bit too extravagant? Just curious to know...
Exactly which Spanish beach do you know of that has a building like this on it? I don't know of any.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 03:30 PM   #6426
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Calatrava's magnificent hub shows what the WTC could have looked like if every building had lived up to it's potential. Unfortunately, this is the only one that has.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 04:03 PM   #6427
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Not true. 4 and 7 WTC have.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 04:39 PM   #6428
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Calatrava's magnificent hub shows what the WTC could have looked like if every building had lived up to it's potential. Unfortunately, this is the only one that has.
Your statement is very bitter and it makes me sad for you...
The WTC is far,imo,from being a failure and by the way,the hub had also many design alterations;What does it mean for a building to "live up to its potential"!??Have you ever seen such a development making his way without any change?seriously!?Even 4 was shortened if I well remember mister Weidncol.
It's about time to enjoy what we already have with humility and realism;...and who knows?..the best is maybe to come!
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Old August 19th, 2015, 04:51 PM   #6429
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4 WTC was actually increased in height a little bit, nothing major though.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 05:27 PM   #6430
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Do they have a date as to when the Hub will open?
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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:13 PM   #6431
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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:25 PM   #6432
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Pictures, unfortunately, don't really capture the scale of this... When you're there, you can't help but stare in awe at this graceful behemoth.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:29 PM   #6433
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Not true. 4 and 7 WTC have.

Benefits of being the shortest and architecturally towers on the site
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Old August 20th, 2015, 12:00 AM   #6434
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Wow that last pic actually makes the structure look like how it was designed (like a bird taking flight) and not a stegosaurus like some critics liken it to.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 12:40 AM   #6435
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I would like to know what newyorkers think about this building. Does this building "go" with New York. Does it look invasive? Does it seem like some spanish beach building forced into New York? Is it a pretty building? How would you rate it? Is it a little bit too extravagant? Just curious to know...
I think that this is one of the most beautiful structures in New York, and I think a lot of people in NY think this too (I always see people pointing at the building in awe when I visit the site.) Of course, a lot of its true beauty is shrouded by the fact that it is surrounded by construction sites, and the terminal that's supposed to be even more beautiful than Grand Central Station isn't opened yet, it's still a stunning structure (and one can argue that it is even more beautiful than the old, glass covered itineration.)

As for extravagance, it's not really out of place because of its short height and the fact that it sits on a very unique site with trees and everything, but of course it's well-known as the most extravagant train station in New York, when you define extravagant as money-wasting. I'd still prefer an expensive but beautiful train station over a cheap but ugly one.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 12:50 AM   #6436
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Exactly which Spanish beach do you know of that has a building like this on it? I don't know of any.
Valencia is a beach city (Ciudad de las Ciencias y las Artes). So yes, your city of Valencia has a building (if not many) like this in it.

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Old August 20th, 2015, 12:54 AM   #6437
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Old August 20th, 2015, 04:14 AM   #6438
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Calatrava's magnificent hub shows what the WTC could have looked like if every building had lived up to it's potential. Unfortunately, this is the only one that has.
Totally agree with this thought - design by committee combined with bureaucracy and competing interests has produced an unremarkable hodge podge of buildings except for this one.
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Old August 20th, 2015, 01:54 PM   #6439
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Totally agree with this thought - design by committee combined with bureaucracy and competing interests [tenant's demands, in most cases] has produced an unremarkable hodge podge of buildings except for this one.
They were always a hodgepodge...
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Old August 20th, 2015, 02:46 PM   #6440
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When will the painting be finished? It seems to take forever... Is there only one guy with a brush working?
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