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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 May 29th, 2008, 09:44 PM   #161
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freedom tower is more beautifull than wtc, it's good that they won't be rebuild, it's the past you have to look at the future (and i also think the twin towers were ugly)
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Old May 29th, 2008, 09:51 PM   #162
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The Twin Towers were simplistic 60's architecture....2 boxes but are part of New Yorks diverse architectural history....sure with lots of bucks you can build anything....a new city like Dubai ! But for historic reasons I think the original WTC was simply....New York! They should be rebuilt ..stronger...but I find the Twin Towers II design heavy and ugly. The original design changed with the light and season......within the context of the greater NYC they were and should be again...where else could this be !
I love the original design the best but since I tend to side with the conspiracy theorists I don't really think they needed to be built stronger.

They should just take the original blueprints and build them the same way and they could find a way to make them stronger and more energy efficient. I've probably said this before but we still have the footprints empty to build new towers on. That would be great to occupy those spots.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 01:03 AM   #163
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I can't belive so many of you like old Wtc twins! In my opinion they were one of the ugliest skyscrapers in NYC. Freedom tower is quite nice, but it could be more iconical...
There is something about looking into the NYC skyline and seeing TWO iconic buildings near the face of the harbor. Twin towers may be ugly but they looked powerful and beautiful together. It resembled nothing else in any other city. The fact that freedom tower is only one building kills the beauty of that skyline entirely. Any joe shmo in the world wouldve recognized the NYC skyline from a picture prior to 2001. Now its one building and people will take it as the terrorists took away a lot.. one building and one once recognizable and powerful skyline. Shame
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Old May 31st, 2008, 12:34 AM   #164
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I like the Twin Towers better than the Freedom Tower. They had a really corporate vibe to them.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 10:13 AM   #165
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There is something about looking into the NYC skyline and seeing TWO iconic buildings near the face of the harbor. Twin towers may be ugly but they looked powerful and beautiful together. It resembled nothing else in any other city. The fact that freedom tower is only one building kills the beauty of that skyline entirely. Any joe shmo in the world wouldve recognized the NYC skyline from a picture prior to 2001. Now its one building and people will take it as the terrorists took away a lot.. one building and one once recognizable and powerful skyline. Shame
yes but i feel if we build what was once there it would be creepy so see them there again in a way and it would remind me to much about what happend there that day i kinda would want to see something diffrent sure the freedom tower is nothing compaired tot he wtc but still im glad were getting something besides when you look at the skyline you will see 4 tall buildings not just two and i love all of them
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Old December 7th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #166
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Twin Towers II is a much better idea then the Freedom Tower but it is not likely that the Port Authority change its course and use the Twin Towers II plan right?
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Old December 7th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #167
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Nope, it'll be Freedom Tower and that's it. This thread is just for people's opinions.
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Old December 7th, 2008, 05:56 PM   #168
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Twin Towers II is a much better idea then the Freedom Tower but it is not likely that the Port Authority change its course and use the Twin Towers II plan right?
, good joke
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Old December 7th, 2008, 06:31 PM   #169
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Manhattan island will never be the same island without WTC :/. Freedom Tower will not change this fact :/
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Old December 7th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #170
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The Twin Towers had the same thing happen to them that happened to many skyscrapers: people hated them at first like they did with the Transamerica Pyramid, but soon after they were embraced and embodied the entire city. The dualism of the towers had a yin-yang feel to it, balancing the different parts of the city. Now, I like the design of the Freedom Tower and the surrounding towers as well, but they just aren't New York. They should have just rebuilt the Twin Towers. To me, it'd be like replacing the Brooklyn Bridge with a new Calatrava bridge: it'd be a great bridge, but almost an offense to New York.
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Old December 8th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #171
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, good joke
Some dumbasses believe that they actually will change courses and use the Twin Towers II design.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 05:33 AM   #172
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i think 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 April 8th, 2009, 09:06 AM   #173
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sadly WTC is destroyed so new york should built a new icon to remember the WTC towers, thats the freedom tower,
i didnt mean WTC towers are ugly, actually its really iconic, but thank god they wont rebuilt it, if they did it, for me its not the real wtc towers anymore.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 06:10 AM   #174
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I voted for the WTC Towers, They Were really Wonderful...
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Old April 9th, 2009, 02:40 PM   #175
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I like the FT more on a purely aesthetic basis. But the Twin Towers, while ugly in a way, had presence that the new FT will never have. If the Twins still stood I would be against knocking them down and building something new, but as they are gone I am glad they went in a new direction. I don't think rebuilding the Twin Towers would have been the right thing to do.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 03:30 PM   #176
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Freedom Tower really sucks, its height of 417 m is just like one of the old Twin Towers. And the design...I wish it had been the design of Shanghai Tower or something innovative and congenial with the future

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Old April 10th, 2009, 12:43 AM   #177
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twins by far
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Old April 12th, 2009, 12:51 AM   #178
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The Freedom Tower doesn't beat that beautifel Twin Towers.
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Old April 12th, 2009, 01:26 AM   #179
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the twins were legendary and one of a kind, but new twins would be fake... and lying to history. i think the twins have more power if you let them rest in peace, they will be an icon for the booming second half of the 20th century, the american way. and their fall will represent the moment of one era's end and a new era's beginning.

but im not happy at all with the freedom tower, its nothing special at all and does not justice to what has been there before.

oh, and i dont believe in that "terrorist-story", call me paranoid but the conspiracy theory makes more sense to me...
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Old September 15th, 2009, 10:03 AM   #180
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yeah, the freedom tower IS a big middle finger to terrorists, but Osama's dead anyways
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