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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 September 27th, 2006, 10:41 AM   #61
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Twin Towers, plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Old October 1st, 2006, 10:42 AM   #62
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Old October 1st, 2006, 11:13 AM   #63
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With the two additional 300+m towers, I like the new WTC complex better than rebuilding the old one.
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Old October 4th, 2006, 01:35 PM   #64
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design wise - FT , but i do agree that the skyline seems to look better with twins & a less profound architecture - my pick WTC II
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Old October 8th, 2006, 03:22 PM   #65
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WTC always...
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Old December 12th, 2006, 03:14 PM   #66
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Old December 12th, 2006, 03:56 PM   #67
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To rebuild the WTC would be the ultimate statement but no one would want to work there. I think the freedom tower is a pretty poor design, the mast looks stuck on. TBH neither, I prefered the twin observation tower proposals.

If I had to choose, WTC
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Old December 12th, 2006, 08:34 PM   #68
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Obviously FT
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Old December 13th, 2006, 02:49 AM   #69
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I would rather perfer bringing back what was lost on 9/11 than trying to change it.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 07:04 PM   #70
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I think the WTC fits NY style better. The Freedom Tower looks more modern but it would certainly fit better in Frankfurt or La Defense IMO.

Although I'm against the idea of rebuilding the old towers, but there were better designs than the selected one.
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Old December 13th, 2006, 09:31 PM   #71
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For those who are unfamiliar with Twin Towers II, its design and engineering is different from the originals.
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Old December 17th, 2006, 02:06 AM   #72
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I think the old towers fit the skyline better and was much more american looking. they were so iconic. but seeing them again would be kind of creepy. so i choose the freedom tower

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Old February 17th, 2007, 03:35 AM   #73
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Love the original Twin Towers....now that they're gone ....i love em even more.....The new Freedom Tower however has a uniquense to it....looks modern, glassy, and so do the other surrounding trade buildings...they both get 10/10 ! !
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Old February 17th, 2007, 10:29 AM   #74
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Twin Tower...i think that the Freedom Tower not only looks weird but has less floors and there is only one of them. I think it should be built taller and two of them as not only would it look better but it was would also should about how no one is scared of terrorism.
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Old February 17th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #75
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WTC - looks much better, looks more American.
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Old February 18th, 2007, 12:47 AM   #76
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Symbolically, the WTC II just tells the rest of the world of their resilience, and would be a great source of pride. Aesthetically, I much prefer the Freedom Tower, though the tower as it as now is not perfect...

I also don't like the grid facade (rather than the vertical lines)

FYI, I prefer WTC over Petronas... they were fantastic, too bad they were destroyed.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 03:50 AM   #77
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No offense to anyone who supports the FT, but it would look better in Dubai or Shanghai than it would in NYC.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 03:56 AM   #78
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I have a question for he people who want the twin towers bacK: If your dog dies, do you go to the petshop and buy a dog that looks like your dead dog? Will it be the same? Are you really satisfied with that?


The Citigroup tower was build in the 70`s so i know that great architecture was possible in that era in New York but the Twin Towers are not a good example of great architecture.

I like the freedom tower better
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Old February 19th, 2007, 05:43 PM   #79
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freedom tower looks wonderful. but knowing that the great twin towers once stood there, it feels like it lacks the feel of grandness of the massive and imposing twins. it's not even the best proposal around. i dunno.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #80
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I have a question for he people who want the twin towers bacK: If your dog dies, do you go to the petshop and buy a dog that looks like your dead dog? Will it be the same? Are you really satisfied with that?
I do agree that you can never change the past. Even with rebuilt Twin Towers, you can change the fact that they were destroyed on 9/11. However, many will see it as a triumph over terrorism in showing that they cannot take away something that means so much to us.

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The Citigroup tower was build in the 70`s so i know that great architecture was possible in that era in New York but the Twin Towers are not a good example of great architecture.

I like the freedom tower better
This paragraph is more of an opinion rather than a statement, and it can change definitions depending on who views it.
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