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Old September 11th, 2006, 12:47 AM   #101
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Nobody cares about history right now when people look at skylines they dont think wow you know this place use to have the biggest building in the world or back in the 1920's this place use to be the best they think wow this place HAS the biggest in the world or this place has the BEST skyline in the world.
yes but the buildings that were build a 100 years dont go away, unless they are demolished. NYC & Chicago have a collection of high rise architecture spanning decades that Shanghai or Dubai will never have.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 01:53 AM   #102
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Old September 11th, 2006, 02:08 AM   #103
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I would like to suggest someone to make a picture comparing the height of the new world trade center complex to the old one.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 02:13 AM   #104
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^ Why don't you do it?
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Old September 11th, 2006, 02:17 AM   #105
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[img]www.pbase.com/nyguy/image/66571956/original.jpg[/img]

my god, look at the size of thoze towers they r HUGE

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Old September 11th, 2006, 02:38 AM   #106
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^ Why don't you do it?
Because i haven't a clue where to start what to do it with or how to do it.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 02:48 AM   #107
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Wow, WTC 2 is simply awesome, simple but just ****** slick, rock on NY!
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Old September 11th, 2006, 03:02 AM   #108
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I love this quite history-making pic of the 3 architects together; Fumihiko Maki, Norman Foster and on the right, Richard Rogers.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 05:22 AM   #109
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Wow I really like this pic, it shows off all of Lower Manhattan well and gives you a good idea of how Lower Manhattan really peaks with the WTC.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 05:23 AM   #110
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anyone going down to ground zero tomorrow? I am.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 06:56 AM   #111
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I dunno about you guys, but I have a feeling that it comes very close to, if not equal to the dominance of the former twins in the skyline.
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Old September 11th, 2006, 07:26 AM   #112
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I just wanted to say I think the new Tower 2 has made the whole project. It is going to be the third tallest building in the US, behind only the Freedom Tower and the Sears tower, and having it right next to the Freedom Tower is really going to give the new WTC the same Twin Towers feel as the original, though in a new form. Here is a view of the new Twin Towers with the rest of the WTC, looks awesome.

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Old September 12th, 2006, 02:17 AM   #113
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Would you rather have the old twin towers or this? I much rather have this, I think its better to move on from what was there.
I still prefer having the Twins rebuilt, but they would have better safety modification by FEMA in their engineering.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 03:44 AM   #114
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Let other cities top each other over and over again, no one will match New Yorks history with skyscrapers.
I was about to say the exact same thing.

I think these towers look very elegant and sophisticated, and they will represent/serve NYC very well.

I agree with you NewTowers. Foster's Tower defines the whole complex. It's beautiful. The crown is similar to my first Liberty Tower design (before my idea for a Freedom Tower twin).

It took me a while to even find the sketch I made last year. It was more of a synthesis of what I liked about Libeskind's twisting tower and my first NWTC concept from Oct. 2001. Strange (and good) coincidence though.


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Old September 12th, 2006, 04:46 AM   #115
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Please give all credit of these renderings to the New York Times.

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WTC2 rendering:


WTC3 rendering:


WTC4 renderings:


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Old September 12th, 2006, 04:49 AM   #116
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foster is a genious. what a beautiful tower. We (Sydney) have been lucky over past few years with Deutschbank Place -

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/1...itled314au.jpg

and Lumiere - http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=328665&page=1
that Foster designed.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:05 AM   #117
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I agree.

These four beauties are gonna make NYC a more brilliant place to look at.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:22 AM   #118
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foster is a genious. what a beautiful tower. We (Sydney) have been lucky over past few years with Deutschbank Place -

That tower is truly remarkable!

If the Freedom Tower had a similar design, it could have actually looked like it was a world's tallest.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 05:39 AM   #119
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foster is a genious. what a beautiful tower.
I agree completely. I love how its somewhat similar to my old concept's crown, but even better. Thank God Sir Foster is still involved.
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Old September 12th, 2006, 06:28 AM   #120
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the new WTC will make downtown Manhattan the premier skyscraper collection in the world spanning 100 years. No place like it, fat ****** period. Picture perfect skyline, and all the complaints about the modernity can finally be laid to rest, because the WTC looks very futuristic.
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