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Old November 9th, 2011, 04:32 PM   #28121
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I've been watching closely the progress of 1WTC in NYC and The Shard in London. Two very similar projects, but both done very well.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...18897&page=500

I prefer the cladding on 1WTC, but the shape of the Shard is great, especially at the top - not being reliant on the mast.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 09:48 PM   #28122
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I wanted to see 1WTC in MW3 what a shame
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #28123
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I've been watching closely the progress of 1WTC in NYC and The Shard in London. Two very similar projects, but both done very well.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...18897&page=500

I prefer the cladding on 1WTC, but the shape of the Shard is great, especially at the top - not being reliant on the mast.
I don't see anything similar about these buildings at all. 1 WTC looks a million times better than that ugly thing.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:24 PM   #28124
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I 1000% agree with you. 1WTC is a masterpiece but the Shard is ugly
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #28125
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Hey hey hey! Why does look the Shard ugly?
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:27 PM   #28126
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Maybe a little bit strange, but I don't think it's ugly..
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Old November 9th, 2011, 10:50 PM   #28127
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Hey hey hey! Why does look the Shard ugly?
It's a matter of opinion.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 11:03 PM   #28128
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1:0 for you.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 11:06 PM   #28129
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Maybe a little bit strange, but I don't think it's ugly..
it's not strange, check out it's thread, there are loads of people that love the Shard as well as love 1WTC including myself
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Old November 10th, 2011, 01:00 AM   #28130
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Amazing. Maybe the most important building of the early 21th century.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 01:51 AM   #28131
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I really think 1 WTC is just a more modern and more safe north tower. I like how it keeps some of the same aspects of the twins, but also looks more 21-st century.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 03:04 AM   #28132
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Hey hey hey! Why does look the Shard ugly?
Because if they added some blades at the top, you'd have a giant windmill
looks almost identical to the antique windmill that sits on the 4th hole of my local golf course. i've hit it a few times....
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Old November 10th, 2011, 04:07 AM   #28133
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one world trade center by julian schau, on Flickr

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Good Morning New York! by Naturallyintense, on Flickr

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WTC Site 20111109- Freedom Tower by morrongiello, on Flickr
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Old November 10th, 2011, 04:31 AM   #28134
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The same could be said with wtc1 if you added some graphite to the top you could have one giant HB pencil lol... Anway the shard looks awesome and wtc1 looks awesome!
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Old November 10th, 2011, 04:46 AM   #28135
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Old November 10th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #28136
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I know it's been the tallest thing down there for a while now, but it's really starting to separate from the pack. It's starting to look pretty dominant in the newer pictures.
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Old November 10th, 2011, 08:21 AM   #28137
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I'm guessing the tip of the crane is roughly where the roof will be when it tops out. It is indeed up there!
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Old November 10th, 2011, 11:48 AM   #28138
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On the second pic of Otie (Naturally Intense Photography) the Flat Iron building sits in the middle. Just left of that, what is that for a building and how long is it sitting there? I can't recall it when I was back there in 2006, walking along the FI-building. But it is possible I was too impressed by New York to remember all....
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Old November 10th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #28139
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Mixed forecast for One W.T.C., says leasing exec

BY ALINE REYNOLDS | Tara Stacom, vice chairperson of the global commercial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, and a member of the firm’s global advisory board, has taken on one of Lower Manhattan’s most eminent office leasing projects: 1 World Trade Center, formerly dubbed the “Freedom Tower.” In a Nov. 2 interview, Stacom remarked on the building’s current and prospective tenants in light of the economic downturn, the building’s distinguishing characteristics and day-to-day activity at the site.

DE: What is so appealing about 1 W.T.C., from the perspective of an office tenant?

It’s truly a chance for a company to get on a global stage. The tower is a global icon — it’s going to be the largest, tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. It’s only up to 86 stories in steel, yet it makes an extraordinary impression. For many companies I’ve represented, from the smallest to the largest, the letterhead address is very significant in assisting to transform their identity around the world. When Rockefeller Center was built, and tenants put on their letterhead, “Rockafeller Plaza,” they got instant recognition. The W.T.C. site will do that in a far greater way, because it’s more iconic, it’s more discussed and talked about, and it’s architecturally renowned.

DE: Talk about the tenants you’ve secured thus far.

The first tenant which signed is Vantone, for about 190,000 square feet on floors 64 to 69. The second is Conde Nast, which took just over one million feet on floors 20 to 41.

DE: What kind of company is Vantone?

It’s actually a division of Vantone called China Center New York, a Chinese entity that houses companies from China coming to the U.S. to do business. It’s going to be a terrific asset for the bluilding. It’s owned by a renowned individual in China who hired a renowned architect to construct an extraordinary premises that the other tenants will benefit from, including a conference space and a club facility.

DE: How do you think Conde Nast’s lease-signing is continuing to influence the office market in 1 W.T.C. and Downtown in general?

Conde Nast is a global brand with cache. For many tenants in New York City, it shined a light on a Downtown that was thought to be solely for financial services and investment banking, which it has been for quite some time. Everyone jokes and smiles when saying how the young Goldman Sachs guys will wonderfully mix with the Conde Nast employees.

DE: In sealing new leases, are you targeting specific types of business or industries?

Yes, in that we’re looking at getting a very diverse roster within the building — not just from a size perspective but from an industry category perspective, and from a geographic perspective. We are [searching] for further international presence as we get closer to renting. We’re also looking for diversity [in size] and are ready to lease smaller spaces than your million-square-foot tenants — like one-to-two floors — so that we have a truly diverse, global building in every respect. We do have serious prospects currently from the Downtown community, and we want to attract other Midtown tenants, of course.

DE: Are there any other office tenants you’ve lined up that we don’t know about yet?

Conde was unusually out of the box early! There are more than a dozen that we’re tracking, including a creative firm and a law firm. Their brokers would prefer that I not mention their names. There are millions of feet of potential there — we have been touring actively and are having active dialogue with very large users as well as two-floor users.

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Really interesting interview, hopefully they secure some more tenants soon, so that further tenants have to pick 2 or 3 WTC, so that these building can be build as well..
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Old November 10th, 2011, 02:02 PM   #28140
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I'm guessing the tip of the crane will be roughly where the roof will be when it tops out. It is indeed up there!
You're right. Check out this pic I just made and compare it to Otie's original pic

[IMG]http://i40.************/2yypc8w.jpg[/IMG]

Btw, oli, thank you for the article. I can use info on tenats since I'm planning to make a thread about it
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