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Old September 10th, 2011, 09:35 PM   #26261
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I am one of the thousands who ran out of the towers on 9/11. I also work, in part, on the rebuilding from the administrative/documents end. The rebuilding is close to my heart.

It's really great to see all the interest in the new One WTC on this website. I also happen to know through conversations that many of the engineers working on the WTC site, some of whom are also 9/11 survivors, also love this site and appreciate in the interest you all have in this project. Just thought you might like to know that.
I am honored that you share our enthusiasm of this building and it's 4 smaller brothers
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Old September 10th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #26262
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Will the combined floor area of all the new buildings be greater than that of all the destroyed buildings? I know the main tower is smaller than just one of the old ones.
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Old September 10th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #26263
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From what I heared all lost office space will be replaced, as to wether this limit will be exceeded I dunno
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Old September 10th, 2011, 09:57 PM   #26264
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I think there is more floor area now because 1 wtc is a bit smaller than the old towers and wtc 2 also, but bigger whith wtc 3 and whith wtc 4 also bigger than the twin towers plus the old wtc 3, 4, 5 and 6. And then wtc 7, well the new tower is much bigger than the old. So the 5 new big towers have more floor area than the old complex.
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Old September 10th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #26265
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New World Trade Center has just under 12 million square feet of office space.

The old complex had just under 7 million square feet.
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Old September 10th, 2011, 10:17 PM   #26266
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hey sorry for the intrusion,, but i just wanna ask about what are these signs mean ?


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Old September 10th, 2011, 10:27 PM   #26267
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hey sorry for the intrusion,, but i just wanna ask about what are these signs mean ?


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They were a few of the tridents at the base of the old WTC that survived the attacks
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Old September 10th, 2011, 10:41 PM   #26268
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They were a few of the tridents at the base of the old WTC that survived the attacks [/QUOTE]

Where abouts has that been placed... In or around the complex?
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Old September 10th, 2011, 10:55 PM   #26269
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They were a few of the tridents at the base of the old WTC that survived the attacks

Where abouts has that been placed... In or around the complex?
That's in New Jersey across the river from the WTC site
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Old September 10th, 2011, 11:03 PM   #26270
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Old September 10th, 2011, 11:19 PM   #26271
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Where abouts has that been placed... In or around the complex?[/QUOTE]

But there are two of those tridents in the memorial building at the WTC site too. At least according to the render movies

As to the new WTC being 12msqf and the old 7msqf, I'm kinda surprised. I thought these values would be much closer to each other because of the cores of the new towers being so much more massive than those of the old towers
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Old September 10th, 2011, 11:47 PM   #26272
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If Wikipedia is correct than 1WTC and 2WTC have more combined office space than the old twins.

Then add on 3 and 4 and its really a non-contest.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 12:19 AM   #26273
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That's weird. The volume of the Twins is bigger than the volume of 1WTC and 2WTC. Plus the new towers have more massive cores
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Old September 11th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #26274
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Hmm man, your statistics don't sound correct. Can someone please verify?
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Old September 11th, 2011, 12:33 AM   #26275
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My school has a good view of the whole manhattan island but sadly we can't bring electronics
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Old September 11th, 2011, 12:43 AM   #26276
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Hmm man, your statistics don't sound correct. Can someone please verify?
Mine or jigglysquishy's? I based my guess of those volumes on SSP diagrams
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Old September 11th, 2011, 12:45 AM   #26277
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Old September 11th, 2011, 12:48 AM   #26278
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I know there has been a huge debate about the aesthetics of the new WTC design. My personal opinion? I don't really like it. I expected something more sophisticated and more impressive. Plus, I really dislike the idea of adding huge spires in order to cheat and gain greater official height. Furthermore, although I admit that in some cases the spire adds aesthetically to the overall design, it is obvious that in the new WTC, the 125 colossal spire adds nothing. I wonder how would this sound to the americans who were disappointed by the 90's debate over Sears/Willis Tower vs the Petronas.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 12:53 AM   #26279
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I 1000% agree with you
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I know there has been a huge debate about the aesthetics of the new WTC design. My personal opinion? I don't really like it. I expected something more sophisticated and more impressive. Plus, I really dislike the idea of adding huge spires in order to cheat and gain greater official height. Furthermore, although I admit that in some cases the spire adds aesthetically to the overall design, it is obvious that in the new WTC, the 125 colossal spire adds nothing. I wonder how would this sound to the americans who were disappointed by the 90's debate over Sears/Willis Tower vs the Petronas.
The spire does not add nothing. It exists as an echo of the North Tower's 360 foot mast, and is only 40 feet taller to reach the highly symbolic 1776 foot mark. There is and was no motivation for cheating for height purposes, The Burj and other structures were already well on their way to surpassing 1 WTC for the height crown. The height is purely reflective and symbolic, and I personally find that it works very well with the way 1 WTC tapers.

I felt similarly to you for a long time, but the subtle symbolism of 1 WTC has grown on me immensely. It is a building that is livable while serving as a monument to tragedy. Being able to design a structure that achieves that is quite an accomplishment.
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