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View Poll Results: Pick which one you would like to see built
Twin Towers II 418 60.06%
Freedom Tower 278 39.94%
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 04:42 PM   #221
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this

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now that is geinus
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Old October 3rd, 2010, 05:29 PM   #222
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now that is geinus
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Old October 5th, 2010, 08:06 PM   #223
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wonder if anyone took it seriously when it was first unveiled...
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Old October 7th, 2010, 03:36 AM   #224
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The original twin towers were so ugly.
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Old October 9th, 2010, 07:24 AM   #225
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After seeing the stainless steel curtain wall planned for new 1WTC. I don't see how anyone cannot vote for the new building. It's going to look amazing.
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Old October 10th, 2010, 03:03 PM   #226
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After seeing the stainless steel curtain wall planned for new 1WTC. I don't see how anyone cannot vote for the new building. It's going to look amazing.
many people are afraid of change. they don't like anything new, no matter how great it might look. also, one can't ignore the fact that NY will get 4 new tall towers instead of 2.
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Old October 11th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #227
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Twin towers is the best..
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Old October 15th, 2010, 01:37 AM   #228
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Old October 15th, 2010, 01:57 AM   #229
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If it means anything, those twin towers in particular, are disgusting, and are completely void of the elegance and poetry that the original towers had. So freedom for me
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Old October 15th, 2010, 11:15 AM   #230
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If it means anything, those twin towers in particular, are disgusting, and are completely void of the elegance and poetry that the original towers had. So freedom for me
then you're speaking of individual style preference instead of looking at the big picture which is New York City.
New York City's architecture is about height but moreover it follows Mies' example of "less is more". Of course, there are a few buildings which stand out(See New Museum of Contemporary Art) that when you look at them, it's a whole "hey look at me!" type building.
These Freedom towers do not have anything to do with New York City's architecture.
If you want to talk about elegance and poetry, the urbanism within NYC tells a story of commercial 1960's style masonry/concrete/brick type of facades for the lower buildings whereas the "big boys" impose a whole curtain wall Mies' style.

So, my vote would be for the original twin towers.
As I was reading the comments, a few people said they wouldn't live there even if they were paid to do so. Funny but the Original twin towers as the new ones do not (or should not*) offer a residential environment. The originals were two things, tourism and commercial, end of story.
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Old October 15th, 2010, 04:56 PM   #231
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I think I know that the picture of twin freedom tower came from the movie "click" that Adam Sandler fast foward his life into the future and to his daughter wedding and I think they hosting at across the manhattan that have the two freedom tower in the background.
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Old October 28th, 2010, 05:04 PM   #232
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I think that we all got used to seeing the WTC in the Manhattan skyline. They were not the most attractive buildings, but far from the worst. Over time they came to belong there.

The new building looks like it belongs in Chicago or Asia. Eventually it will fit in and become part of the New York skyline. No one will pay it any mind. Eventually there will be nostalgia for for the new building and it will be treasured and then a move will come to have it torn down and a group a preservation activates will stand in the way. It's the life cycle of many buildings.

Now, how can the Yankees build an almost exact replica of their ballpark next door to the old Yankee Stadium and this project should have been sitting on the ground for years. America could have had a new tower up in a couple of years had they truly wanted to promote freedom. That could trail off into a political conversation which we don't want here. There seems to be a lot of restrictions and lack of direction on this project which is what I intend to say.
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Old March 12th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #233
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I totally disagree with rebuilding the twin towers, just because of how morbid it would feel, however I do think that the new WTC should have a similar presence to the twins, as that was my favourite element of those towers, the fact that they were soooo tall and had no setbacks, whereas the new WTC has a (slightly shoddy looking spire) which MAY affect its soar and presence, and make it less huge looking than the twins without the zero setbacks and the vertical cladding.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 07:54 AM   #234
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Much better than those two holes IMO.
I LOVE THAT!!!!...they we built this...it's asome!
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Old April 14th, 2011, 04:21 AM   #235
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Old April 14th, 2011, 05:35 AM   #236
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Both are ugly.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 10:47 PM   #237
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Well,Twin Towers II beacuse they Are way better than freedom tower *vote for twin towers II * ||<------We want them back.
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Old May 8th, 2011, 12:10 PM   #238
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Old August 5th, 2011, 08:12 PM   #239
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Well, its still possible to build twin freedom towers, but they would be really close to each other. The second freedom tower is likely to be built where the performing arts center is at, where (in my project) the performing arts center would be is at the floors above the concrete base lobby. My plan keeps the design of the freedom tower, performing arts center, second twin towers, and a little twin tower bonus...a skybridge.
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Old August 5th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #240
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Twin Towers were great buildings, but it is now time to move forward and the Freedom Tower does that perfectly IMO
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