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Old September 8th, 2006, 02:25 PM   #41
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Much better as only one single tower!!!
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Old September 8th, 2006, 02:54 PM   #42
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sight the project on chains French and I think that one scrapes sky of 600 meter borders of tOWERS of 200 meters would have been perfect with in the mediums a large garden. I find its scrape splendid sky especially the freedoom towers the joists starts when?
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Old September 8th, 2006, 03:12 PM   #43
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looks awesome...... still a bit disappointed in the Freedom Tower design though (sorry, I know this thread is about Towers 2-4, but it needs to be said).

My favourite is the tallest one of these 3 towers (I think it'll be 411m high - just like the old WTC). Shame we have to wait until 2012 until it's finished.
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Old September 8th, 2006, 03:49 PM   #44
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thats a nice design hope it gets built
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Old September 8th, 2006, 03:58 PM   #45
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New WTC skyscrapers will loke beautiful.!!!
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Old September 8th, 2006, 05:20 PM   #46
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Honestly, they are nice towers, but I can't stop the feeling that they don't belong there. They don't seem to "fit" the area. The original WTC + WFC composition was a lot nicer, in my opinion.
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Old September 8th, 2006, 05:38 PM   #47
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I'm thinking that once these are built and people are used to them as a reality, they will be loved. The skyline shots look good, but the experience from street level when these are built, with the four tall buildings and the open space of the memorial will be amazing. In its completed state this area might be the foremost skyscraper "experience" in the world. The more I get used to it the more I like it.
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Old September 8th, 2006, 07:51 PM   #48
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Another view I cobbled together using the magic of photoshop. Looks a very dense and powerful cluster from this angle. This is NOT one of the officially released renders.

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Old September 8th, 2006, 10:04 PM   #49
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Another view I cobbled together using the magic of photoshop. Looks a very dense and powerful cluster from this angle. This is NOT one of the officially released renders.

Wow, that looks like it could turn out to be a beautiful and brilliant cluster!
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Old September 8th, 2006, 10:40 PM   #50
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its almost like that joke right after 9-11 with 5 WTCs and a tall one in the middle resembling 'the finger'
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Old September 8th, 2006, 11:05 PM   #51
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this render is nice. when will be start of construction of these towers?
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Old September 9th, 2006, 01:29 AM   #52
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what exactly is planned as memorial on the old twin tower sites?
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Old September 9th, 2006, 01:30 AM   #53
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its almost like that joke right after 9-11 with 5 WTCs and a tall one in the middle resembling 'the finger'

Pshhh you know they were all up in here like heyyyy that's a good idea!

PS Larven... exceptional photoshopping.
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Old September 9th, 2006, 01:39 AM   #54
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That's a powerful and radiant image. Beautiful photoshop work!
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Old September 9th, 2006, 01:59 AM   #55
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Another view I cobbled together using the magic of photoshop. Looks a very dense and powerful cluster from this angle. This is NOT one of the officially released renders.

WOW.. Oh my God! NY's skylines willl be the best in the world.
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Old September 9th, 2006, 02:14 AM   #56
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I'd give towers 2 3 and 4 to have twin Freedom Towers, which has actually grown on me. If someone pastes another Freedom Tower in that picture (sans the antenna), you'll all see what I mean.
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Old September 9th, 2006, 03:02 AM   #57
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In that picture that larven made, the three towers should all be a little taller. T2's tip should be just under FT's roof.
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Old September 9th, 2006, 03:06 AM   #58
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is there a rendering of what they will look like viewing them from the empire state building? (or the GE building(thats the one where you see empire and wtc right?) )
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Old September 9th, 2006, 10:44 AM   #59
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The whole set does looks extremely spectacular...Who are the architects? I believe each designed by different ones right?
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Three More WTC Towers Unveiled

At a press conference yesterday, architects Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, and Fumihiko Maki unveiled designs for three towers that will rise along the eastern edge of the World Trade Center site. Following a clockwise spiral from the Freedom Tower, each of the buildings steps down in height, gradually descending to the WTC memorial.

For Tower 2, Foster designed a 78-story skyscraper that peaks with a slanted diamond-shaped top, acknowledging the memorial below. “It is generated by that tragic event of the past. But optimistically, in terms of the future, it’s an iconic, distinct, unique shape on the skyline,” Foster said. Organized around a cruciform core, deep channels slice the tower into four vertical volumes, which also break the summit into four smaller diamond forms. The unique roofline will be illuminated at night.


Further south, Rogers’ 71-story Tower 3 features a slender glass box encased in an exterior steel frame of diagonal braces. The tower has two shoulder volumes of different heights and straddles a long, low “podium building” near the ground. “We made it as slim as possible, like many of the older [towers] of a 100 years ago, to give it a stronger feel of reaching upwards,” Rogers explained.


Maki introduced a 61-story minimalist tower clad in glass lined with perforated metal, which is intended to deliver a unique luminosity. “Tower 4 embraces an abstract quality: minimal, light, cool in color and ephemeral, changing with the light of the day,” Maki said. The tower’s crown is also angled toward the memorial, and vertical indentations along the southwest and northeast corners sharpen the building’s edges.

All three towers will seek LEED gold ratings, and are scheduled for completion by 2012.

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