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Old May 12th, 2012, 01:07 AM   #32501
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I can't keep myself from noticing how horribly hideous and nasty this new antenna is... it looks as if it was transplanted from a brutalist 1950's building... just. plain. hideous.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 01:16 AM   #32502
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Don't you guys have jobs? Who cares about an antenna.
What an ignorant remark. I don't know about everyone else on here, but I DO have a job and a good one at that. People who are inherently stupid would naturally not care about the appearance of such a high-profile building. Such a comment is quite revealing in its ignorance.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 01:26 AM   #32503
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New York speaks for itself, but I don't know where Jeddah is (and probably still won't even if this tower gets built)...
Well thats your problem if you dont know where it is. New York does speak for itself but so does most cities on the planet. The building is great looking and I cant wait to see it finished. I can still remember being in NYC and it was very small compared to what its like right now. Cant wait to visit this beautiful building.

I have a question. Will any of the buildings around the WTC complex be residential? Cheers
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Old May 12th, 2012, 01:28 AM   #32504
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Don't you guys have jobs? Who cares about an antenna.
What kind of comment is that. I speak for myself here but of course I have a job. I do like coming on here and checking out the updates and to see what people are discussing about the building. What a stupid comment to make.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 01:30 AM   #32505
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Childs has no authority over the building. It doesn't belong to him, he only designed it

He said he would work to change this and I believe him, he wouldn't of said it if he had no say, of course he has say, he designed the freaking building. The PA promised 1776 feet.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 01:50 AM   #32506
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He said he would work to change this and I believe him, he wouldn't of said it if he had no say, of course he has say, he designed the freaking building. The PA promised 1776 feet.
He said it to make it clear he doesn't agree with the change, it doesn't mean he has any say.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 01:53 AM   #32507
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Well thats your problem if you dont know where it is. New York does speak for itself but so does most cities on the planet. The building is great looking and I cant wait to see it finished. I can still remember being in NYC and it was very small compared to what its like right now. Cant wait to visit this beautiful building.

I have a question. Will any of the buildings around the WTC complex be residential? Cheers
My point is who cares if a random city somewhere is planning a zillion feet tower. One WTC is far more important and it will look great, even without a spire.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 01:58 AM   #32508
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My point is who cares if a random city somewhere is planning a zillion feet tower. One WTC is far more important and it will look great, even without a spire.
Fair enough and thats fine but my point is that 1WTC is very important to you but some other project might be important to someone else in another part of the world. I like 1WTC a lot though
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Old May 12th, 2012, 01:59 AM   #32509
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Goddamn it, I'm sick of the stupid spire argument. Whatever happened to progress pictures?
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Old May 12th, 2012, 02:15 AM   #32510
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Goddamn it, I'm sick of the stupid spire argument. Whatever happened to progress pictures?
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Old May 12th, 2012, 02:40 AM   #32511
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Can people not read or something?


"Eliminating this integral part of the building’s design and leaving an exposed antenna and equipment is unfortunate. We stand ready to work with the port on an alternate design that will still mark the One World Trade Center’s place in New York City’s skyline,”

-David Childs
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Just because the architect wants to work with the developer doesn't mean the developer will agree to it. From the sound of it, the developer has no interest in working with the architect to find a solution.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 02:44 AM   #32512
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Old May 12th, 2012, 03:06 AM   #32513
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He said it to make it clear he doesn't agree with the change, it doesn't mean he has any say.
how many times do I need to post this?

"We stand ready to work with the port on an alternate design that will still mark the One World Trade Center’s place in New York City’s skyline,”


He clearly has plans to change it, not saying it will definitely happen but people need to hold their horses.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 03:13 AM   #32514
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in my opinion, i don't really mind the change. always thought it was kinda weird how the spire became fat at the midsection. i agree with someone earlier, its a bit grittier, and fitting for ny.
? There is nothing "gritty" about Lower Manhattan's skyline. An ugly building is not "fitting' for Manhattan.

I guess this spire would fit in better in a concrete jungle like Midtown but Lower Manhattan's skyline is quite contemporary and pretty and this will stick out like a sore thumb. Especially being in such a prominent area along the river.

The building has been ruined.

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Old May 12th, 2012, 03:22 AM   #32515
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how many times do I need to post this?

"We stand ready to work with the port on an alternate design that will still mark the One World Trade Center’s place in New York City’s skyline,”


He clearly has plans to change it, not saying it will definitely happen but people need to hold their horses.
I hope you are right! I too have a sneaking suspicion that we have not yet heard the final word on the spire...The building hasn't even topped out yet, and the spire won't be installed for several months..I am an optimist, and hope they can in fact work out a common ground solution..
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Old May 12th, 2012, 03:30 AM   #32516
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? There is nothing "gritty" about Lower Manhattan's skyline. An ugly building is not "fitting' for Manhattan.

I guess this spire would fit in better in a concrete jungle like Midtown but Lower Manhattan's skyline is quite contemporary and pretty and this will stick out like a sore thumb. Especially being in such a prominent area along the river.

The building has been ruined.
This is more modern than the old North Tower's antenna, and even THAT one looked great in the skyline.

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Old May 12th, 2012, 03:30 AM   #32517
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Some photos I took recently out in Morristown, New Jersey- 30 miles away.

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Old May 12th, 2012, 03:34 AM   #32518
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I don't look this thread in two days, and it's been +18 pages ... My gosh, 20 pages with only personal opinions on the tower (antenna) and no images.

Well... I can not wait to see the next increase, but should still take a while.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 03:36 AM   #32519
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Old May 12th, 2012, 04:34 AM   #32520
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