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Old September 4th, 2005, 11:08 PM   #81
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Old September 5th, 2005, 08:11 AM   #82
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Looks like you could get some pretty sweet views from up there.
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Old September 5th, 2005, 11:36 AM   #83
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I'd love to work with a view of Woolworth.
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Old September 12th, 2005, 10:33 PM   #84
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http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index...ult=1&stid=203
Developer Larry Silverstein Gives NY1 A Tour Of 7 World Trade Center



September 07, 2005

Four years after the collapse of the World Trade Center, the site's developer says he's more excited than ever about rebuilding. In the following report, NY1's Amanda Farinacci takes a tour of the site's first building with leaseholder Larry Silverstein.

If you look closely at the facade of 7 World Trade Center, you can make out the address subtly inscribed on the side. But there's nothing subtle about the amount of work that went into the building - the first to go up on the World Trade Center site.

Developer Larry Silverstein is out to make sure it leaves an impression.

“The finishing phases of a building really require the greatest amount of attention. It's really where you have to watch, and watch carefully,” says the developer.

A curtain of steel hides the Con Ed substation already up and running on the first four floors. Motion-sensitive lights will shine behind the façade and appear to be "following" people as they pass the building.

Inside, workers put finishing touches on the building's 29 elevators, which don't require the touch of a button to get to your destination. Upstairs on the 38th floor is where Silverstein will make his home.

“The view, as you can see, is quite spectacular. Isn't that something?” he says.

On the north side of the building is a breathtaking view of the city. On the south, Silverstein can keep an eye on the site he's responsible for rebuilding, especially the Freedom Tower.

NYPD security concerns surrounding its construction meant the entire plan had to be scrapped, pushing construction of the iconic building back two years.

“The standards established for us by the NYPD, which essentially are foreign embassy standards for a building built in the middle of some foreign country, not necessarily a friendly country either, but nevertheless, the building will be extraordinary,” says Silverstein.

The developer says he tries to avoid getting involved in site politics. He says he's fought enough of his own wars over funding the $8 billion site.

He insists he's not nervous the 52-story tower has no tenants yet, because he's expecting his first one to sign a deal soon. He says his role is very clear.

“I still have the ground lease responsibility, the obligation to pay the ground rent, the obligation to rebuild these buildings,” says Silverstein. “That's my job and I'll get that done.”

The building will open in March of next year, and Silverstein says tenants or not, it's going to be one of the most coveted addresses in New York City.

- Amanda Farinacci

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Old September 13th, 2005, 04:02 PM   #85
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so, it will be finished at march next year!
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Old September 19th, 2005, 07:09 AM   #86
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Old October 4th, 2005, 10:47 PM   #87
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If you look carefully at its base on the lower lefthandside, you should be able to see the number seven in this recent photo.

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Old October 4th, 2005, 11:25 PM   #88
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The brown colour of the base looks weird.
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Old October 4th, 2005, 11:32 PM   #89
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It's not brown, its polished steel reflecting the ground,
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Old October 4th, 2005, 11:52 PM   #90
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It's not brown, its polished steel reflecting the ground,
And won't that be changed?I don't know if it fits well with the rest of the cladding...It looks brutalist and "cold".
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Old October 5th, 2005, 03:02 AM   #91
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And won't that be changed?I don't know if it fits well with the rest of the cladding...It looks brutalist and "cold".
Yeah, like the rest of the building

Not a favourite in the new crop of New York scrapers. Would sit nicely in the outskirts of Tokyo. Rrrreow.
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Old October 5th, 2005, 03:45 AM   #92
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It's an Average tower I'd say. Not great but certainly not bad. And to be honest I don't think you can expect every tower to be amazing, there has to be some bog standard ones. But that base is horrible, and if it's done for security it's more than a little depressing.
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Old October 5th, 2005, 04:49 AM   #93
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Who ever made this design and built it,errrr.It's soo bland.It has a hrrible base and that is the beginning.I would have rendered it before they built it
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Old October 5th, 2005, 05:05 AM   #94
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In person, the base looks much better. The photos do not do it justice. It is a beautiful looking tower that really shines at dawn and dusk.
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Old October 5th, 2005, 05:28 AM   #95
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It is a nice building, I would put it in the middle range of boxes, better than the old 7 wtc, but not as good as the other NY boxes such as Trump World Tower.
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Old October 5th, 2005, 07:28 AM   #96
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It's not a box. It's a parallelogram. lol. I know it's boring but it looks great, the cladding is fantastic, and like others have said, the base isn't bad in person. I'm glad it's a boring design. It's not supposed to be the center of attention, we'll leave that to the rest of the World Trade Center.
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Old October 7th, 2005, 06:31 AM   #97
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Old October 7th, 2005, 06:51 AM   #98
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Cool New PIcs
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Old October 7th, 2005, 05:41 PM   #99
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It kinds of looks better in real life. Really stands out and feels "fresh".
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Old October 7th, 2005, 10:32 PM   #100
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Nice building, i hope they will build a good WTC replacement to, and not the one with the wind turbines, looked to empty. But they changed the design, right?
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