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Old December 28th, 2014, 10:29 PM   #1
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What are some projects in your city that were never built that you wish were?
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Old December 29th, 2014, 04:16 PM   #2
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For Atlanta simply insert half the projects discussed here.
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Old January 9th, 2015, 09:00 PM   #3
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My wish is probably selfish, but Donald Trump's new Twin Towers World Trade Center. If not a complete reconstruction of the Original Towers, then at least two brand new towers that were taller and stronger than the originals.

Trump's New Twin Towers were the best examples of defiance of the terrorists. We would rebuild the towers, not be scared of a second attack, build them better than before, and still have a memorial in the original tower's footprints so we would never forget.

However, the mark left by the terrorists not only affected the new construction for the World trade center site, it garnered in a new era of tight security and surveillance like never before. We were fearful. The terrorists hit our psyche hard. We didn't show any resilience or defiance America has shown in the past. Politicians and designers compromised and came up with half-assed designs that were constantly changed. 14 years later, the project is still not finished. Although it's moving on, the length it took to get to the site's present status was too long.

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Old January 13th, 2015, 03:56 AM   #4
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My wish is probably selfish, but Donald Trump's new Twin Towers World Trade Center. If not a complete reconstruction of the Original Towers, then at least two brand new towers that were taller and stronger than the originals.

Trump's New Twin Towers were the best examples of defiance of the terrorists. We would rebuild the towers, not be scared of a second attack, build them better than before, and still have a memorial in the original tower's footprints so we would never forget.

However, the mark left by the terrorists not only affected the new construction for the World trade center site, it garnered in a new era of tight security and surveillance like never before. We were fearful. The terrorists hit our psyche hard. We didn't show any resilience or defiance America has shown in the past. Politicians and designers compromised and came up with half-assed designs that were constantly changed. 14 years later, the project is still not finished. Although it's moving on, the length it took to get to the site's present status was too long.
That being said, what are your thoughts on the Freedom Tower? Do you think developers fell short or do you think it captured the spirit of the city?
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That being said, what are your thoughts on the Freedom Tower? Do you think developers fell short or do you think it captured the spirit of the city?

I was just thinking about this. I never saw the original WTC in person, but from what I've seen in videos it seemed like such a landmark building that just made an "impact" on the skyline. Only 432 Park seems to do that now. This new thing just doesn't have the spirit the original seemed to have, and it doesn't pay much homage to the original (other than the reflecting pools).

Also, I notice that for a supertall, each tower had the most square footage of any other down there.

Chicago or Los Angeles can use this as an opportunity to reshape their skylines with "landmark" towers that would become the tallest in the country.
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