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Old June 6th, 2011, 03:57 AM   #561
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Maybe just my interpretation seeing the cladding of the memorial building. Like Bricken Ridge I see a hint of the fallen WTC facades and the pixelated design even hints to the holes made by the aircraft ? Not sure if that's the intention.....I understand it's a sensitive issue but just what I see..........
after reading this and taking a second to look at the facade... mind = blown

the angle and scale of the two holes are the exact same, while the horizontal lines on the memorial are a perfect match for the vertical lines on the towers. this isn't a coincidence; props to the pavilion architect for making it less than obvious through deceptive angles.


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Old June 6th, 2011, 10:09 AM   #562
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I agree, I'm an architect my self and when looking at designs, sometimes influences come to mind even if they are not deliberately meant to represent what it looks. I agree though the facade and windows do look very similar indeed.
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Old June 6th, 2011, 08:26 PM   #563
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Old June 7th, 2011, 05:06 AM   #564
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World Trade Center Memorial Worksite May Be Guarded by 600 Police Officers

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New York plans to deploy more than 200 police officers at the World Trade Center site by mid-July who will focus on security for the opening of a memorial to victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, Commissioner Ray Kelly said.
The amount of personnel will be increased “incrementally” as construction continues at the site and buildings are opened, and more than 600 officers may eventually be based in a command unit there, Kelly told reporters following a counterterrorism conference at police headquarters in lower Manhattan today.
“The memorial is going to be somewhat of a challenge because it will be right in the middle of an ongoing construction site,” Kelly said. “I think it will be well- protected with the new unit.”
There are no specific threats against the city, although New York has to be concerned about possible revenge attacks in the wake of the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan on May 1, Kelly said.
“Common sense dictates that we have to be concerned about a possible act of retaliation as far as the death of Bin Laden is concerned,” Kelly said. “Obviously in the aftermath of the elimination of Bin Laden we’re continuing on alert status as is prudent.”
The 9/11 Memorial is scheduled to be dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in a ceremony for families of the victims. Occupying about half of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, it will feature two waterfalls and two acre-sized reflecting pools set within the footprints of the twin towers that were destroyed.
‘Key Target’
New York City has remained a “key target” of al-Qaeda leadership since the Sept. 11 attacks, and none of the intelligence gathered since Bin Laden’s death suggests that the terrorist threat to the city has decreased, said Stephen R. Kappes, an operating partner at Washington-based Torch Hill Investment Partners who retired last month as deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
“Many of the al-Qaeda seniors still maintain that another crippling blow to New York City will cripple the United States,” Kappes today told members of the NYPD’s Shield counterterrorism partnership with security officials from private industry. “They think that this is the key.”
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Old June 7th, 2011, 01:55 PM   #565
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What has been seen. Cannot be unseen

Thanks to the individual who discovered this architectural flaw.
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Old June 7th, 2011, 04:25 PM   #566
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What has been seen. Cannot be unseen

Thanks to the individual who discovered this architectural flaw.
how is it a flaw?
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Old June 7th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #567
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how is it a flaw?
what flaw is he talking about ?
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Old June 7th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #568
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Probably not a good choice of words. Should of said 'unintentional' design final aspect instead.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 04:46 AM   #569
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Probably not a good choice of words. Should of said 'unintentional' design final aspect instead.
it appears to be fairly intentional and i, personally, like it. to each his own!
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Old June 8th, 2011, 08:41 AM   #570
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A design that just happen to fall in place or was it thought-out in the beginning? Only the architect knows. I would not be so much in a rush to call it a flaw.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 12:57 PM   #571
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Sorry Kurtin........What has been seen. Cannot be unseen

Thanks to the individual who discovered this architectural flaw.

I understand how you feel. I have great reverence for this site, visited it before and after 2001. Like many watched 9/11 unfolding live from the opposite side of the world. The footprints of the towers are the main feature of the memorial yet this facade may hold visitors spellbound with reflection if they recognise more than a random facade. I think news media will make sure everyone realises what it interprets.......But hope for the right reasons. It is a memorial and the Architects would subtlety incorporate many references to that day........so not a design flaw !
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Old June 8th, 2011, 02:54 PM   #572
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Can some one please explain to me what flaw do you all see? please.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 03:11 PM   #573
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They're talking about the resemblance between the cladding and the impact hole of the plane.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #574
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Yes. That is what i was mentioning in my original post, but i didnt post in the manner i should of have.

Having the cladding on the museum looking like the combination of the tilting of 2WTC falling, with the combinations of the windows looking like the plane impact on the north tower. Surely it is not an intentional design. Would be extremmly traumatic for the victims to view this, with this in mind.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #575
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I'm honestly awed by the "impact hole" design element. What a beautifully moving way to memorialize that awful day.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 01:29 AM   #576
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I don't suppose they could just be windows?
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Old June 9th, 2011, 03:03 AM   #577
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I don't suppose they could just be windows?
they are windows. you don't think the guy designing the memorial pavilion of the nation's worst terrorist attack in history would take that into account?
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Old June 9th, 2011, 03:49 PM   #578
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Old June 9th, 2011, 04:59 PM   #579
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I'm honestly awed by the "impact hole" design element. What a beautifully moving way to memorialize that awful day.
It sure does give me an emotional reaction. In person, it might be a little overwhelming. Imagine someone visiting the site for the first time (who doesn't come to sites like this) and sees it for the first time.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 11:33 PM   #580
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Unwrapping the south side...
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