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Old September 1st, 2007, 06:57 PM   #2041
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I hate to admit it but I agree, even though height is not necessarily a huge factor for me. If that ever does become the plan (which it won't), there would have to be something special at the 1368 foot mark to symbolize the twins.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 07:59 PM   #2042
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I agree also, what can we do to make our opinions be considered form a petition on how symbolic roof height really is?? Would they listen?
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Old September 1st, 2007, 08:25 PM   #2043
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I agree, but they won't listen to us
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Old September 1st, 2007, 08:34 PM   #2044
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YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! at least 3 people agree with me!

i feel so loved.
Please read my post of July 30, 2007, that I am reporting here:

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I always felt it would be perfect with a roof height of 1776 and a spire height of 2001...
I perfectly agree. The spire height might be 2011 or 2012, though (the year when the tower is ready).
From 1368 to 1776 feet, something like the top of the ESB could be made, and then, from 1776 to 2001+, a large spire like in the current project. Every tower in the world is cheating like that at this time, so I can't see why FT should not!

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Old September 1st, 2007, 09:01 PM   #2045
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I agree with the other poster..

A roof height of 1776
And a spire height of 2001 will be much more symbolic.
YES!!..I could not agree more with this. If the designers of the Freedom Tower are concerned with the significance of the height of the building then there are far better ways, in my opinion, to architecturally express that. A structural rooftop of 1776 ft with a spire to 2001 would be very appropriate. Another idea would be a building with a roof top height of 2001 ft. Lastly, and I dont think US height restrictions would allow, a building with one foot for every victim that died on 911. I believe that the total number of victims from that day was 2976. (I apologize if that number is wrong) That height would, in my opinion, have the most significance. The building would not only pay a personal tribute to all the victims and their families but would also better fit with the adjacent memorial park..... and of course it would surpass the height of the Burj Dubai.
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Old September 1st, 2007, 09:21 PM   #2046
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all these 'symbolic heights' are ******* stupid. just built a tall pretty building for us and get it done quickly.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 02:45 AM   #2047
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all these 'symbolic heights' are ******* stupid. just built a tall pretty building for us and get it done quickly.
Exactly! Symbolism works best when it's subtle. I mean, the complex has a memorial! Isn't that more than enough? The general public will be oblivious as to the height of 1WTC.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:03 AM   #2048
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all these 'symbolic heights' are ******* stupid. just built a tall pretty building for us and get it done quickly.
I agree. Only reason why people want it to be 1,776 feet tall to the roof, is because it's tall. Nevermind that there is a memorial already planned.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:13 AM   #2049
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I came up with that idea some time ago (1,776 foot roof, 2,001 foot spire). . . I think in 2005.

It would also, IMHO, be neat to have three spires, one at 1,973', one at 1,993', and one at 2,001'. But that might be overboard.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:22 AM   #2050
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Well i like that height because it is symbolic and obviously because its TALL!! Im sure when people visit the memorial or the towers it would have an explanation of the heights anyways.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:28 AM   #2051
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In the past year WABC TV news in NYC was still saying the FT was going to be the world's tallest building when finished and Burj Dubai was already over 110 floors up.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 06:53 AM   #2052
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Published: July 29, 2002

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Re ''Back to the Drawing Board,'' by Susan S. Szenasy (Op-Ed, July 23):

Some years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed the construction of a mile-high building. Obviously, such a proposal requires special circumstances to merit serious consideration. The World Trade Center site fulfills the requirements.

A mile-high structure is bold and signifies our faith in the future. There is no need for us to ''run for cover'' and offer diffidence and apologies.

New York City does not need a compromise plan. A mile-high structure would assert our conviction to move emphatically on and up, not backward and down. It would honor the memory of those who died. The structure should be named the 9-11 Tower.

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Old September 2nd, 2007, 06:54 AM   #2053
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yeah right!!!
i wish.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 06:56 AM   #2054
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how great wud ut be?
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 07:44 AM   #2055
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^bullshit isn't on-topic



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lowest floor, B4, I think
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 05:00 PM   #2056
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I agree. Only reason why people want it to be 1,776 feet tall to the roof, is because it's tall. Nevermind that there is a memorial already planned.
I find it interesting that some people on this forum find it ridiculous or 'bullshit' that others would like to see the Freedom Tower taller. These people must not be very familiar with the history of NYC.
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 06:51 PM   #2057
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all these 'symbolic heights' are ******* stupid. just built a tall pretty building for us and get it done quickly.
Strongly Agree!!!
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Old September 2nd, 2007, 08:37 PM   #2058
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great pictures of the construction on the Freedom Tower, will you be able to get more this week ?, can anyone tell me what exactly those cranes do ?, thx
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 12:12 AM   #2059
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I find it interesting that some people on this forum find it ridiculous or 'bullshit' that others would like to see the Freedom Tower taller. These people must not be very familiar with the history of NYC.
because when they say that it's like listening to a broken record. they've said it over and over and over and it's not going to change anything. especially since it's off-topic in this thread.
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Old September 3rd, 2007, 12:56 AM   #2060
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Its good to see progress on this project. How long will take the foundations stage right before starting to grow up?
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