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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:04 AM   #3041
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WOW! Everything seems like special in construction of Freedom Tower. The cranes are well-painted and cleaned. Some materials are also cleaned and moved carefully by my guess is the most experienced and best construction workers offered by this country. I can't wait for this to finish.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #3042
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From what I see, four more steel columns have been erected, and there's more to follow.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:16 AM   #3043
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From what I see, four more steel columns have been erected, and there's more to follow.
6. 2 are on the far end of the site between the east-west corridor and the old parking garage.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 06:25 AM   #3044
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, NY is a city of skyscrapers....it is simply normal that you see skyscrapers wherever you look
Granted. But do you know what GS was build on? A children's park.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 06:27 AM   #3045
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#7 really is a thing of beauty. It's so sleek and shiny. Really love it.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 07:42 AM   #3046
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Granted. But do you know what GS was build on? A children's park.
even so, there's still plenty of park space
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Old November 12th, 2007, 07:56 AM   #3047
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Granted. But do you know what GS was build on? A children's park.
If you can call a parking lot a children's park...
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Old November 12th, 2007, 08:04 AM   #3048
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#7 really is a thing of beauty. It's so sleek and shiny. Really love it.
You're right. In the pictures I've noticed that wtc 7 looks very sleek but when you see it from afar in real life it stands out pretty fat like a stuffed sausage with some anorexic skyscrapers around it...
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Old November 12th, 2007, 08:28 AM   #3049
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^Last time I checked, the site the GS Tower is being built on was just a parking lot.



If you ask me, the Freedom Tower will be more iconic than any other building because of its unique shape and eye-catching facades. The geometry of the Freedom Tower is simple and iconic from a distance, but quite interesting in reality. The base of the tower starts as a cube with each corner indented towards the bottom, forming a elongated isosceles triangle on each corner, followed by a slightly tapering, vertically stretched square antiprism, creating eight colossal isosceles triangles in elevation, topped by a circular crown and a tapering, octagonal antiprism spire; the absolute middle floor of the building is in the shape of a perfect octagon. The building has vertical symmetry and isn't a mess like the older versions, even though I'd still like to see the older one built somewhere else in NY. It will be the tallest building and tallest all-glass skyscraper in NY so a lot of eyes will always be on it. Calling it downright ugly really is something an idiot or envious person would do. Childs didn't fail us, and I bet it will be much better than anyone expects once completed.

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Old November 12th, 2007, 08:41 AM   #3050
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If you can call a parking lot a children's park...

lmaooo you're right
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:15 PM   #3051
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I havnt a problem with the deisign it looks great, i just wish it was bigger!
I read a post awhile ago that said a roof heigt of 1773 feet and spire height of 2001 feet would have been far better and more symbolic!!!
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Old November 12th, 2007, 03:48 PM   #3052
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I havnt a problem with the deisign it looks great, i just wish it was bigger!
I read a post awhile ago that said a roof heigt of 1773 feet and spire height of 2001 feet would have been far better and more symbolic!!!
Yup....that's EXACTLY how I feel.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 03:54 PM   #3053
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the design of freedom tower is so beautiful.....
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Old November 12th, 2007, 04:23 PM   #3054
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I think it is ugly but I'm hoping the finished product changes my mind.

Too much spire for too little building is one problem.

That donut thing at the top is another.

I'll reserve judgement till I've seen the thing completed though.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 05:18 PM   #3055
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This reminds me when the original trade center, and the sears tower were under construction simutaneously. The WTC was completed first of course claiming the tallest building in the world. It's the same case now, the only difference is both are racing for the tallest building in the U.S. Weird, it's like history repeating itself.
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Old November 12th, 2007, 05:21 PM   #3056
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I guess I'm the only one that wishes they change the name

I don't mind the height
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Old November 12th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #3057
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What an amazing time to be alive I'm assuming they will place another set of beams on top of these, just like they did on the first set last year.

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Old November 12th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #3058
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it's about damn time some steel goes up
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Old November 12th, 2007, 07:52 PM   #3059
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amazing! when they are supposed to be finished?
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Old November 12th, 2007, 07:56 PM   #3060
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