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Old May 1st, 2012, 08:14 AM   #31701
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Chuck: GSA deal by summer

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"The General Services Administration has vowed to sign a long-delayed lease at 1 World Trade Center by the summer, Sen. Chuck Schumer told us last night.
“I spoke to [GSA acting administrator] Daniel Tangherlini and he said, ‘We’ll get it done by summer,’ ” Schumer said.
Schumer added, “We called Douglas Durst [the Port Authority’s 1 WTC partner], and he said he needs it by around July 4.
“So we’re going to push the GSA to do that,” Schumer said.
The pending, 300,000 square-foot lease is significant not only for its size, but because it’d push the 3 million square-foot tower over the psychologically crucial 50 percent-leased mark.
PA executive director Patrick Foye, who’s been hyping the tower’s milestone in rising taller than the Empire State Building, has said that 55 percent of the skyscraper is “expected” to be leased — which is not the same as actually leased.
We reported last week that Schumer, a staunch proponent of new office development, was prodding the GSA to complete the 1 WTC deal in light of the agency’s paralysis over the recent spending scandal.
He said, “It’s very important to private-sector tenants to know that 1 World Trade is more than 50 percent leased — not only companies interested in that building, but also in 4 World Trade Center,” which so far has inked only the PA and possibly a city agency as tenants.
Condé Nast signed for 1 million square feet and Beijing Vantone for 200,000 square feet at 1 WTC.
The GSA signed a term sheet with the PA and Durst last summer. The lease — originally meant to be twice as large — has been in negotiation for five years.
The PA and Durst declined comment. Reps for the GSA could not immediately be reached."
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Old May 1st, 2012, 09:16 AM   #31702
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Old May 1st, 2012, 09:52 AM   #31703
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just beautiful.

I have a question. Both One World Trade Centre and the North Tower of the WTC measure to 417m at their roof. Yet, the WTC had its highest floor at a highest measurement than One World Trade, something like 411m, with One World Trade having its highest floor at just 401m. Is there going to be an unoccupied floor space in One World Trade that will tip it off to 417 metres ?
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Old May 1st, 2012, 11:12 AM   #31704
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It took them 6 years to surpass ESB where as ESB was build in 1 year and 2 months in 1930's.
Riiiight... because they only had to install dial-up internet in the ESB back in the 30's.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 11:57 AM   #31705
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There isn't a 6WTC in the plans. Unless the proposed performing arts center is given that moniker. Even 5WTC is very iffy at this point.
That would be ridiculous, it would be as if they can't count right.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 12:22 PM   #31706
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PARTY!!

I'm realy happy about this, but I am ashamed that I'm Dutch, when I read all the comments about this on a news site everyone was saying a lot of stupid things... Like: "who cares?" and that it wassn't respectvul that it was higher and a lot of bad things about the "real story" about it... :$
+ the most comments are realy weird...
And I don't understand.

P.S. Sorry for the typing... I'm mad!!
Don't be ashamed that your Dutch...maybe just a bit whistful that you gave away a place called New Amsterdam.......Just think if you hung in there you could claim this building that is even taller than one of your windmills.........just kidding. I love The Netherlands......but then....if only hey?
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Old May 1st, 2012, 12:27 PM   #31707
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DO THEY NOT HAVE A TOWER 6 THEY HAVE 1,2,3,4,5, AND 7 WHAT ARE THER GOING TO DO ABOUT 6
i dont get why they have to be towers, for all im concerned each structure is a wtc# just like former 4,5,6 were just 8/9 story knubs and 3 a 22 floor hotel. the perfermance center, museum, and transport hubs could all be viable options in case the others dont make it off the ground (hopefully they do, though). do any of the towers have hotel included like the old marriott? or maybe the millenium should suffice
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Old May 1st, 2012, 12:33 PM   #31708
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did anyone else notice the space shuttle piggybacking the airplane right here? LOL
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Old May 1st, 2012, 01:57 PM   #31709
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just beautiful.

I have a question. Both One World Trade Centre and the North Tower of the WTC measure to 417m at their roof. Yet, the WTC had its highest floor at a highest measurement than One World Trade, something like 411m, with One World Trade having its highest floor at just 401m. Is there going to be an unoccupied floor space in One World Trade that will tip it off to 417 metres ?
The Original One World Trade Center and Two World Trade Center were actually not the same height.

One World Trade Center's Roof Height was: 417M
Two World Trade Center's Roof Height was: 415M

2WTC was actually always slightly shorter haha

The new One WTC has the exact same Roof Height as the original One WTC: 417M, and the new Two WTC is 387.1 Roof Height and 415 Antenna Spire, so they will look very impressive and bring back the Skyline
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Old May 1st, 2012, 02:00 PM   #31710
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WTC1 becoming the tallest in NY made the news throughout Europe. It definitely has symbolic value as well.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 03:20 PM   #31711
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WTC1 becoming the tallest in NY made the news throughout Europe. It definitely has symbolic value as well.
I don't remember hearing much of the Shard's TO, outside of the European media.

Heck, I don't even remember the Burj Khalifa having this much coverage when it became world's tallest when it was still U/C.

Shows you the power New York still has over the rest of the world.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 03:22 PM   #31712
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The Original One World Trade Center and Two World Trade Center were actually not the same height.

One World Trade Center's Roof Height was: 417M
Two World Trade Center's Roof Height was: 415M

2WTC was actually always slightly shorter haha

The new One WTC has the exact same Roof Height as the original One WTC: 417M, and the new Two WTC is 387.1 Roof Height and 415 Antenna Spire, so they will look very impressive and bring back the Skyline
I find it funny people called them twin towers when they really wern't twins. Why did the architect give that 2 meter inbalance to the original towers anyway?
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Old May 1st, 2012, 03:40 PM   #31713
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I don't remember hearing much of the Shard's TO, outside of the European media.

Heck, I don't even remember the Burj Khalifa having this much coverage when it became world's tallest when it was still U/C.

Shows you the power New York still has over the rest of the world.
While watching the Shard thread I've ended up seeing a lot of London, and it's ended up at the top of my 'wanna go there' list.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 04:43 PM   #31714
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I don't remember hearing much of the Shard's TO, outside of the European media.

Heck, I don't even remember the Burj Khalifa having this much coverage when it became world's tallest when it was still U/C.

Shows you the power New York still has over the rest of the world.
I think it's actually more of the symbolic nature of this tower rather than the tower itself that made the headlines.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 05:10 PM   #31715
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I find it funny people called them twin towers when they really wern't twins. Why did the architect give that 2 meter inbalance to the original towers anyway?
Original Tower One was taller due to the extra structure needed to support the antenna above.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 07:14 PM   #31716
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Old May 1st, 2012, 07:18 PM   #31717
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did anyone else notice the space shuttle piggybacking the airplane right here? LOL
I suppose that is Enterprise heading for Intrepid museum?
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Old May 1st, 2012, 07:39 PM   #31718
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did anyone else notice the space shuttle piggybacking the airplane right here? LOL
Do you not watch the news? (or read the thread?) That's how they have moved the shuttle around the world for almost 40 years.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 07:46 PM   #31719
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Old May 1st, 2012, 07:57 PM   #31720
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i dont mean to offend anyone but i hate the fact people are still calling it the Freedom Tower. i think it bothers me because its almost like a 'we're asking for it' type of thing, and the media only perpetuates it. When you think about it, One World Trade Center is a much better and appropriate name for our country and what we believe in. Its not just an address, think about the connotation, mainly 'One World.' One World seems so much more welcoming, worldly, non-instigating, title. considering what happened over a decade ago and the fact that NYC is often regarded as the capital of the world, 'One World Trade Center' is a perfect name (imo of course)
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