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Old May 9th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #21781
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Is that the Discovery Channel webcam on the right side of the photo?
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:04 AM   #21782
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Love the progress on this one!
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:10 AM   #21783
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Is that the Discovery Channel webcam on the right side of the photo?
Good catch..Yeah, looks like it's Discovery's cam...On the other side, look at the workers in 1WTC...How huge this thing is..
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #21784
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Great updates OMG, its beautiful and exciting to see this tower increasing its height ! Thx for the pics...
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Old May 10th, 2011, 12:54 AM   #21785
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Love that shot from the top! Top quality!
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Old May 10th, 2011, 01:49 AM   #21786
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...It's just an unsettling irritation. I mean, I feel that the site deserves what is best, and it would feel so weird having an obelisk there, considering what they stand for (no pun intended).
I think you need to do some research on obelisks. They have no significance in Islam. They originated thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, long before Islam even existed or Muhammad did his thing in Makkah. Furthermore, there are many obelisks with strong American themes... This one comes to mind:


(Image found here: http://www.visitingdc.com/memorial/w...nt-address.htm )

You can read up more on obelisks here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk
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Old May 10th, 2011, 01:49 AM   #21787
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It's so awesome to see it going back up! God Bless it!
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Old May 10th, 2011, 02:14 AM   #21788
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Not a fan of that antenna but put like that
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Old May 10th, 2011, 03:14 AM   #21789
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The antenna mast and ring array are meant to symbolize the Statue of Liberty's torch.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 03:28 AM   #21790
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Top of the Rock by ctfiero, on Flickr

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sunburst at ground zero by anuragyagnik, on Flickr
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:15 AM   #21791
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As I mentioned earlier, its really a shame that, if built, 200 Greenwich Street would join the ranks of 8 Spruce Street to obscure the view of 1 WTC from Brooklyn especially at the iconic vistas from and around the Brooklyn/Manhattan Bridges
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:25 AM   #21792
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I was in the city on the weekend and saw the project while in downtown, the progress is pretty impressive.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:25 AM   #21793
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As I mentioned earlier, its really a shame that, if built, 200 Greenwich Street would join the ranks of 8 Spruce Street to obscure the view of 1 WTC from Brooklyn especially at the iconic vistas from and around the Brooklyn/Manhattan Bridges
Not to add fuel to the "Bring back the Twins" fire, but that was their beauty... If one was blocked by the other, you could see what you were missing because the blocking building was exactly the same.

The new complex is beautiful but because of the differences and proximity (due to site limitations and the memorial), they will obscure the others from several famous angles.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 04:45 AM   #21794
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Who cares if it's block out by another WTC tower. Getting it all finish is what matters.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 05:26 AM   #21795
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Slightly off-topic, yet relevant.

World Trade Center Police Presence Increased by Port Authority

May 2 (Bloomberg) -- Police presence at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City has been increased following yesterday’s announcement by President Barack Obama that Osama Bin Laden had been killed by U.S. forces.

In a statement today, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said that its police, who have jurisdiction over the site of Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, have been told to increase their presence at all Port Authority facilities, including those at the site of the twin towers destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“In light of the events that are unfolding, the Port Authority has directed its police to increase its presence at all Port Authority facilities, including the World Trade Center site, and to coordinate with local, state and federal law enforcement as required,” Chris Ward, executive director of the agency, said in an e-mailed statement. “This response is not based on a current threat, but out of an abundance of caution until we have the chance to learn more. In the meantime, all Port Authority facilities remain fully operational and at normal service levels.”
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Old May 10th, 2011, 06:54 AM   #21796
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I think you need to do some research on obelisks. They have no significance in Islam. They originated thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt, long before Islam even existed or Muhammad did his thing in Makkah. Furthermore, there are many obelisks with strong American themes... This one comes to mind:

You can read up more on obelisks here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obelisk
Not worried about Islam...

OK, I'll just say it. I read that it was symbol of the phallus. Please forgive me, but I just wanted to state why I didn't like them.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 09:32 AM   #21797
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The antenna mast and ring array are meant to symbolize the Statue of Liberty's torch.
that was the case with the first design but not this one.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 10:18 AM   #21798
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that was the case with the first design but not this one.
Actually, I think STR is correct. I never really thought about that at first until I saw both of the images again. Just my two cents...
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Old May 10th, 2011, 10:38 AM   #21799
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That ring around the spire was design 4 years ago. The first FT design spire was inspired by the statue of liberty. This ones base on EBS, Chrysler and the north WTC's antenna. I remember reading about it the newspaper back in 2004.

Edit: I wiki it and it pretty much said what I said word for word. creepy
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Old May 10th, 2011, 01:42 PM   #21800
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Ahh! I shall be seeing it in the flesh on thursday!
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