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Old July 26th, 2006, 02:56 AM   #341
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^Yeah, I'd say it's being built about thirty feet away; also, a new street is being built between the two.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 08:16 AM   #342
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this pic is decades old, but you can see the dominance the twin towers had. just picture WTC 1 instead, and thats basically FT.

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Old July 26th, 2006, 08:18 AM   #343
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i still miss those ******* things. NYC had 3 great supertalls instead of now 2. i just like how midtown had the 1 supertall and downtown had 2. you know what they say threes a crowd, get another one in there.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 08:27 AM   #344
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We totally need two Freedom Towers; I'd do anything to make it happen. Maybe we should hold Silverstein/the PANYNJ head hostage or threaten them. Since the second the towers fell, I had hope that two towers of the same height would be rebuilt, and I still have that same hope.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 09:07 AM   #345
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i still miss those ******* things. NYC had 3 great supertalls instead of now 2. i just like how midtown had the 1 supertall and downtown had 2. you know what they say threes a crowd, get another one in there.
well, technically, there will be a possible 3 supertalls (in development) next to the new 1WTC.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 06:22 PM   #346
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We totally need two Freedom Towers; I'd do anything to make it happen. Maybe we should hold Silverstein/the PANYNJ head hostage or threaten them. Since the second the towers fell, I had hope that two towers of the same height would be rebuilt, and I still have that same hope.

me too
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Old July 26th, 2006, 07:38 PM   #347
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i just want TWIN towers. it could be 2 freedom towers or the old WTC twin towers, just any twin towers. I love twin towers.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 07:47 PM   #348
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this pic is decades old, but you can see the dominance the twin towers had. just picture WTC 1 instead, and thats basically FT.

That photo is, at most, 15 years old.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #349
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well, technically, there will be a possible 3 supertalls (in development) next to the new 1WTC.
well what i meant by the 3 was the 2 WTC's and the ESB. Now its just the ESB and FT.

Is a building over 1,000 feet necessarily a supertall? NYC will have around 8 or 9 i believe.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 10:01 PM   #350
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Spire's dont count, atleast to me they dont.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 07:03 PM   #351
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I never realised this but the architect of the freedom tower project, Daniel Libeskind, studied at Essex University, United Kindom, which is the uni that i'll be starting at in september.

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other people who have studied at that uni include:

Oscar Arias Sanchez - former president of Costa Rica
Rodolfo Neri Vela - Mexico's first astonaut
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Old July 27th, 2006, 07:26 PM   #352
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Well done. Enjoy the Essex girls.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 07:27 PM   #353
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I like the above decade-old NY aerial pic.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 10:14 PM   #354
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The steel is coming soon: http://www.ny1.com/ny1/content/index...id=8&aid=61342
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Old July 28th, 2006, 01:01 AM   #355
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Disguesting, that's about all I have to say about it. NY deserves better. That has always been my opinion and will always be my opinion.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #356
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The Freedom Tower began taking shape this week, as the first beams for the building's foundation began rolling out of a foundry in the tiny Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, famous for its high-strength steel.

The European mill will turn out 805 tons of the "Jumbo Beams" that will be used to build a massive base for the 1,776-foot-tall tower.

Luxembourg's Arcelor mill was picked because there is no mill in the United States that makes the giant sections of steel that are needed for a project the size of the Freedom Tower, said Bud Perrone, a spokesman for Ground Zero developer Larry Silverstein.

Once the enormous I-beams—weighing between 11 and 20 tons—are completed, they will be shipped more than 4,000 miles to the United States, where a Virginia company will piece them together to form even larger beams.

By early next year, the finished beams will be trucked from the Banker Steel Co. in Lynchburg, Va., to Ground Zero, where they will be erected to form 27 columns that will support the bulk of the massive tower.

Banker Steel owns the Lynchburg plant that assembled the steel core sections of the Twin Towers.

Gov. Pataki called the steel production "another milestone" for the construction.

In all, the Freedom Tower will use 50,000 tons of steel, and construction officials expect that U.S. mills will be able to produce most of it.

Blasting crews are now in their last month of using explosives to help dig the tower's foundation—a project that will clear the way to build the steel base.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 10:57 PM   #357
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The tower is nice, just loved the base of the building but I really don´t like the spire!!!!
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Old July 28th, 2006, 11:10 PM   #358
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The newly redesigned FT is even skinnier than the past creation. It looks way too stick like by itself imo. A twin FT would definitely make it more noteworhty or at even a meatier single tower. Now we have a toothpick with a giant olympic torch on the top.
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Old July 29th, 2006, 05:31 AM   #359
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can the ****** roof be higher?
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Old July 29th, 2006, 09:28 AM   #360
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I would rather two towers instead of just a single tower. I as well hate the spire on the roof. I'm not much for spires it's a cheating way to get hight points on a skyscraper ::cough:: ::cough:: Patronas Towers... But, in this case it's just ugly...
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