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Old May 27th, 2012, 12:20 AM   #1
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NEW YORK | 1 World Trade Center News & Discussion

There probably have been many threads about this but I've created my own.
The thread is created to discuss the spire change.
1. This Thread is for the Spire, not construction.
2. The Base Of the building may also be discussed here.
3. Safety can also be discussed here. As in safety features for the building

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Old May 27th, 2012, 12:27 AM   #2
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What has changed with the spire?
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Old May 27th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #3
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What has changed with the spire?
The Port Authority and Durst have decided to eliminate the radome covering.
Without this covering, it leaves the antenna exposed, therefore it will no longer be a spire, but an antenna. Taking the height from it's proposed to 1,776. To the roof at 1,368.

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Old May 27th, 2012, 04:30 AM   #4
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Wait wait wait,
I thought all of this fuss was about actual physical height decreases! If this is just about what an official paper says you should measure the final height from, that's just ridiculous! From the top of the spire/antenna, it's still 1776 feet!
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Old May 27th, 2012, 05:21 AM   #5
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Wait wait wait,
I thought all of this fuss was about actual physical height decreases! If this is just about what an official paper says you should measure the final height from, that's just ridiculous! From the top of the spire/antenna, it's still 1776 feet!
If Durst Follows through with their plan to strip the enclosure then it won't be a spire, it will be an antenna.

Antenna's are not included in the final height, therefore it will not be 1,776 feet tall.
Only 1,368.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 06:02 AM   #6
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The towers height in any case, whether they come to a compromise or not, will officially remain 1776 feet, it's just all media speculation.

I've probably said that 20 times on the WTC thread
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Old May 27th, 2012, 06:24 AM   #7
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That new antenna is just downright discusting. Ruins the whole Downtown skyline imo.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 06:43 AM   #8
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On certain buildings such as the Chrysler and ESB, the spires ARE part of the towers.
On others such as this, it's clearly cheating its way to the top.

I'd be more impressed with either real floors or fake floors.
In other words, physical building structure.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #9
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This is not the appropriate forum for this thread.
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This is not the appropriate forum for this thread.
We are discussing the spire, which is a structural part of One World Trade Center.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 09:48 AM   #11
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I can't understand, why did they change the spire?
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I can't understand, why did they change the spire?
Budget cost, most likely. 💰
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Old May 27th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #13
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I am shocked. They could build really amazing tower, but this antenna killed it's view
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And that's the vision of the new World Trade Center !!
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It is much better than twin towers. I can't understand why so many people like twin towers more?
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Budget cost, most likely. ��
Cost and maintenance issues as well. It would have been very complex and dangerous to switch out any of the panels.
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Budget cost, most likely. ��
It was a 3.8 billion dollar building, and they cut a 20 million dollar spire?
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We all can say that silverstein is not an EINSTEIN

Personally I don't care what they put on top of the 1wtc. You all know what I want on top of the 1wtc.

OBSERVATIONS DECK.

I WANT TO STAND ON TOP OF THE 1WTC IN LOWER MANHATTAN AS THE GOOD OLD TIMES AND FEEL THAT "leo quote" I AM TOP OF THE WORLD, WOOOOHOOOOOO. BUILD ME AN OBSERVATION DECK. NOW
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Old May 31st, 2012, 06:07 AM   #19
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We all can say that silverstein is not an EINSTEIN

Personally I don't care what they put on top of the 1wtc. You all know what I want on top of the 1wtc.

OBSERVATIONS DECK.

I WANT TO STAND ON TOP OF THE 1WTC IN LOWER MANHATTAN AS THE GOOD OLD TIMES AND FEEL THAT "leo quote" I AM TOP OF THE WORLD, WOOOOHOOOOOO. BUILD ME AN OBSERVATION DECK. NOW
Observation deck would not work because of the parapet that will be built.
The parapet stops at 1,368.
Roof Height is at 1,334. So You'd have 30 feet of parapet to look through
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Old May 31st, 2012, 01:04 PM   #20
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I wish they install the original spire,not that ugly antenna. Why they don't understand that it's an important. It's a lendmark. The original spire is so beautiful and innovative ,but not the antenna,it's just ugly.
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