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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #32101
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The old spire was too wide, this new antennae is great. Also too everyone, stop freaking out, the height doesn't matter as long as it's as tall as the original WTC.



Its done, they said it would be hard to maintain the spire encasement, so it's an antennae now.



man, you sound like a child. What matters is that we are restoring the skyline, it's not a height contest.
No they said at the end of the article that they will make it a mast. Explain that..i just emailed them too.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #32102
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And also those first couple diagrams are not accurate, the Empire State Building is not that short compared to the Sears Tower let alone that narrow
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:05 PM   #32103
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That's exactly my point, they are not accurate and the reason why they are not accurate is because of the deceiving nature of the official height measurement
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #32104
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The whole official height measurement is nothing more than a source of deception. Thanks to it ordinary people have absolutely no chance of determining the true height of a building cause there is no diffarance in appearance between an antenna and a spire

Just take a look at these, pure deception


Note that this diagram made it into BBC News



Wow, Kanto I think I am starting to agree with you. That top diagram has the petronas roof height being taller then the Sears Just shows how stupid the "official height" rule is!
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #32105
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Ugh this sucks..I really really hope there is a beacon still
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:11 PM   #32106
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No they said at the end of the article that they will make it a mast. Explain that..i just emailed them too.
You need to get some perspective. They don't care what you think, you need to realize that money controls the world. Its all that matters to them, and it will cost them much less to build an antennae in the long run. It is just how the world works, it nothing to get angry about, its just business.

Anyways, the new spire looks good.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #32107
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Ugh this sucks..I really really hope there is a beacon still
Quit spreading misinformation. Nobody said anything about removing the beacon.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #32108
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There's a lot about the design of this building they can't do. First the base and now the spire. With all these twisting, turning, and wavy building going up. I don't get what the problem is. This building is slowly becoming a 3.2 billion dollar white elephant. The new design looks so cheap, it makes me sick.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:19 PM   #32109
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You need to get some perspective. They don't care what you think, you need to realize that money controls the world. Its all that matters to them, and it will cost them much less to build an antennae in the long run. It is just how the world works, it nothing to get angry about, its just business.

Anyways, the new spire looks good.
I never said i was angry plus you don't even know why I emailed them..I wasn't rebelling their plan I asked about some details of the new spire. And maybe to you it looks good but I honestly don't see how it looks good at all
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Quit spreading misinformation. Nobody said anything about removing the beacon.
I said I HOPE they still keep the beacon, not that they aren't. Calm down
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:20 PM   #32110
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I don't get what the problem is.
The problem is that it's expensive and pointless to do such things.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:23 PM   #32111
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There's a lot about the design of this building they can't do. First the base and now the spire. With all these twisting, turning, and wavy building going up. I don't get what the problem is. This building is slowly becoming a 3.2 billion dollar white elephant. The new design looks so cheap, it makes me sick.
Actually $3.9 billion white elephant. But who's counting.

The new design looks terrible. The base is plain and generic looking. And the new mast/spire/antennae/whatever looks so out of place.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:27 PM   #32112
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Well I guess all we can do is wait, see, & be patient. They mentioned in the article that they will maintain it as a mast, and never have and never will call it an antenna so I guess they're going to redesign something else
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #32113
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lighting the spire won't look as good, it will only be similar to the North Tower's antenna, probably more like 4 Times Square
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:32 PM   #32114
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please stop saying you guys love the new design, i know you're all entitled to your own opinion, but you cant believe that's it actually going to look like that..they'll probably enclose it in something
This is the final antennae design, read this http://newyorkyimby.blogspot.com/201...-redesign.html
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:37 PM   #32115
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You never know
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #32116
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so the height will be dropped from 541m to about 417m? still shorter than international commerce centre though, and now we have a modern-high tech-sustainable-green-full-clear-glass-building with an art deco antennae?... nice... no more "tallest building in western hemisphere" title

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Old May 10th, 2012, 12:13 AM   #32117
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Just my opinion, but the spire ought to have vertical axis wind turbines built into it.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 12:13 AM   #32118
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Does anyone know why they can't make it white?



I think that's an awesome compromise.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 12:14 AM   #32119
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does this mean 432 park tower will be the tallest in manhattan? this cant even stay the tallest in its own city. i hate everything.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 12:17 AM   #32120
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Does anyone know why they can't make it white?



I think that's an awesome compromise.
That looks good, but I think I still prefer the right one.
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