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Old June 10th, 2012, 11:21 PM   #33941
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Old June 10th, 2012, 11:44 PM   #33942
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As I've said before. You can't raise the height of tower one.
The Foundations have been set to handle a certain weight. Adding more floors could be dangerous and result in collaspe.
Modern Marvels did a piece about that.
Secondly,the building tapers as it goes up, as in recent photos, the triangles will touch. You couldn't add another 100 feet.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #33943
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He's saying IF, not actually pursuing the idea. Obviously they can't and won't do that.....
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Old June 11th, 2012, 12:43 AM   #33944
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Adding more floors could be dangerous and result in collaspe.
Im not waiting another 6 years for construction
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Old June 11th, 2012, 01:55 AM   #33945
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Im not waiting another 6 years for construction
No kidding. I don't even care about the antenna or the base or the plaza at this point. I just want this tower finished.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 02:28 AM   #33946
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True I may be mistaken but is the microwave radiation emitted by the communications ring dangerous to humans? On a side note if 1WTC were given the opportunity to rise an extra 100ft it would surpass the Willis Tower as tallest in the US by roof. But as it stands now its the tallest in pinnacle height.
This building, was meant to equal the height of the original twins of the WTC, and not the Willis Tower in Chicago. The height of the roof is where it is, and the spire or antenna at this point has no relevance whatsoever.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 03:09 AM   #33947
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This building, was meant to equal the height of the original twins of the WTC, and not the Willis Tower in Chicago. The height of the roof is where it is, and the spire or antenna at this point has no relevance whatsoever.
I thought that 2WTC was gonna be the same excat height of the original WTC and that 1WTC would represent our freedom by being the tallest in the USA (Correct me if im wrong here)
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Old June 11th, 2012, 03:43 AM   #33948
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Old June 11th, 2012, 04:01 AM   #33949
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2,000 days have passed since the first steel beam was put in place.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 04:16 AM   #33950
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2,000 days have passed since the first steel beam was put in place.
Wow! Are you serious? Seems like it wasnt to long ago when that happend.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 04:48 AM   #33951
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Old June 11th, 2012, 05:44 AM   #33952
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This building, was meant to equal the height of the original twins of the WTC, and not the Willis Tower in Chicago. The height of the roof is where it is, and the spire or antenna at this point has no relevance whatsoever.
Exactly, I wish people would just be happy with this. It restores the skyline, and will make downtown Manhattan look incredible. Who cares if it isn't America's tallest, it is as tall as the original tower, that we lost 11 years ago, and that is what matters for me.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 06:09 AM   #33953
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i love this building and im glad they redesigned it from the first one.. now i hope they do the same for the hudson yard buildings
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Old June 11th, 2012, 07:53 AM   #33954
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Building foundations handling the certaing weight they were calculated for is dangerous, foundations are always meant to handle more weight than they will eventually do. Is some sort of a safety range.

Adding a couple floors is plaussible.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 08:10 AM   #33955
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Adding a couple floors is plaussible.
Not at all plausible, as it would destroy the visual continuity of the building. Intersecting triangles. Kinda set in stone.

Why are so many people here so obsessed with height and so utterly unconcerned with architecture?

Architect: "I just designed this beautiful 250m tower!"

Skyscrapercity Poster: "ZOMG MAKE IT 450m!!!!"

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Old June 11th, 2012, 08:13 AM   #33956
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Not at all plausible, as it would destroy the visual continuity of the building. Intersecting triangles. Kinda set in stone.

Why are so many people here so obsessed with height and so utterly unconcerned with architecture?

Architect: "I just designed this beautiful 250m tower!"

Skyscrapercity Poster: "ZOMG MAKE IT 450m!!!!"

Architect: headdesk
True
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Old June 11th, 2012, 09:27 AM   #33957
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Not at all plausible, as it would destroy the visual continuity of the building. Intersecting triangles. Kinda set in stone.

Why are so many people here so obsessed with height and so utterly unconcerned with architecture?

Architect: "I just designed this beautiful 250m tower!"

Skyscrapercity Poster: "ZOMG MAKE IT 450m!!!!"

Architect: headdesk
I never said it was the best way to do it but the physics allow it. Only wanted to clarify something discussed some posts above.

But yes, some people are quite obssesed with height. Not my case.
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Old June 11th, 2012, 09:41 AM   #33958
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2,000 days have passed since the first steel beam was put in place.
...you're talking about the first one that is part of the foundation, now underground, right?
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Old June 11th, 2012, 10:50 AM   #33959
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One of the rare angles where I don't like 1WTC. It looks kind of weird and fat...
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Old June 11th, 2012, 11:01 AM   #33960
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One of the rare angles where I don't like 1WTC. It looks kind of weird and fat...
Oh yes, it is too fat
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