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Old September 11th, 2011, 01:11 AM   #26281
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Now it's 9-11-2011 and finally 10 years have passed since 9-11 I wanna see the conmemorative acts wich are going to be very sad for all of us... We Will Never Forget 9/11

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Old September 11th, 2011, 01:28 AM   #26282
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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.
Aesthetically, I feel, that indeed, it adds nothing. But I guess this is a personal opinion, with which u disagree and I respect ur different impressions. The new building was mainly built for financial reasons (of course), and the symbolism added to the structure, to make it rise till 1776 ft by adding this spire, does not make sense to me. But the building is not attractive in general, not only because of its leviathan spire. Make a short comparison with the chinese skescrapers f.e and u will notice the aesthetic difference I am talking about. You are obviously american and, probably, I am not able to feel the way u do, regarding the 9/11 tragedy, and the way you see this skyscraper. I am not aware of the procedures folowed in order to choose this design, but I am sure it was a wrong choice.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 01:33 AM   #26283
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I offer a moment of silence to the victims of the deadly 9/11 attacks. We are one with them. I am hoping that this day will be guarded by peace and unity as you officially unveil the 9/11 Memorial.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 01:34 AM   #26284
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Now it's 9-11-2011 and finally 10 years have passed since 9-11 I wanna see the conmemorative acts wich are going to be very sad for all of us... We Will Never Forget 9/11

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It's 9/11 in Benidorm, in NYC it's still 18:35 on 9/10
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Old September 11th, 2011, 01:40 AM   #26285
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Awesome....IMO arguably the best skyline in the world...can't wait to see this beauty when completed.
No argument. it IS the best skyline in the world
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Old September 11th, 2011, 03:21 AM   #26286
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It's 9/11 in Benidorm, in NYC it's still 18:35 on 9/10
I didn't think about it! I looked to the date and I wrote it 'cause I was watching a special TV program on National Geographic about how Giulianni (The mayor on 2001) lived the attacks....
Tomorrow (For you) I will write it correctly!!!!
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Old September 11th, 2011, 03:36 AM   #26287
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Old September 11th, 2011, 03:53 AM   #26288
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Cant believe its been ten years. I think many ignorant people tomorrow will be surprised to find out how Ground Zero isn't a hole in the ground anymore.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 04:15 AM   #26289
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We will never forget the devastation of the area that came to be known as Ground Zero ... but the time has come to call those 16 acres what they are: The World Trade Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 04:22 AM   #26290
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It is now 11:20 am or so on the 11th of September 2011 (here in AUS) I and many others here in Australia will never forget that moment when we switched on the tv at around 10pm or so on the 12th and saw those tragic horrific images. May all the victims be at peace and I hope the families are happy with the memorial.

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Old September 11th, 2011, 05:03 AM   #26291
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Old September 11th, 2011, 06:38 AM   #26292
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Finally the day came. And let's prepare to see a huge amount of comments here.

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Old September 11th, 2011, 06:45 AM   #26293
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Old September 11th, 2011, 06:57 AM   #26294
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I can't see the lights for some reason, maybe it's the clouds.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 07:00 AM   #26295
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Its now September 11, 2011... God Bless those who perished on this day. Stand Strong USA!
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Old September 11th, 2011, 07:12 AM   #26296
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Here in Brazil, we were all very sad at September 11.
Glad to see the American people stand up and showing the world how humanity just wants peace!!!
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Old September 11th, 2011, 07:23 AM   #26297
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Here in Brazil, we were all very sad at September 11.
Glad to see the American people stand up and showing the world how humanity just wants peace!!!
are you being sarcastic with the humanity wants peace comment

there has been everything except peace in the past 10 years
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Old September 11th, 2011, 07:32 AM   #26298
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are you being sarcastic with the humanity wants peace comment

there has been everything except peace in the past 10 years
Well, obviously, he is not trying to be sarcastic in his comment. Wether or not there has been peace for the last 10 years -which there hasn't- is another topic, and yes, I'd say most people, at least those in their right mind, want peace. It's too early to start confrontations, I'd say.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 07:40 AM   #26299
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I grew up in Boston during the early 90s and I've been to New York City (and its surroundings) several times, including one special occasion in 1994, when my parents took me to see a World Cup game between Morocco and Saudi Arabia in the old Giants Stadium. I love New York and it was painful to realize what had happened to many innocent lives on that terrible day, exactly ten years ago. May all those innocent men and women, who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001, rest in peace. And may such an event never repeat itself again.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 07:51 AM   #26300
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Some pictures i took from Jersey City on September 10,2011

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