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Old December 22nd, 2007, 10:38 PM   #3461
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 07:43 PM   #3462
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Will the memorials be in the exact footprints of the twin towers?
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 08:22 PM   #3463
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I'm 99% sure they are the exact size and in the exact spots of the former WTC twin towers.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 09:35 PM   #3464
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Is it taller than the original twin towers?
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 09:47 PM   #3465
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the FT will have the same roof-height but the spire will make it taller
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 10:10 PM   #3466
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It's funny how architects add incredibly long spires to their designs to make the buildings statistically taller
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 10:27 PM   #3467
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It's funny how architects add incredibly long spires to their designs to make the buildings statistically taller
Most spires are added to enhance the look of the building. For instance, Freedom tower wouldn't look as good qithout it's spire.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 10:37 PM   #3468
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I'm 99% sure they are the exact size and in the exact spots of the former WTC twin towers.
Actually they're not the same exact size - the memorial will be 30 feet shorter on each end than the footprints for technical reasons. Although they are on the same spot.
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 11:16 PM   #3469
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Ah, well then I'm 89% sure.

Thanks for that info, I did not know that!
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 11:26 PM   #3470
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hmmm its true about the spire on this tower, if it had the actual roof height to where the spire takes it now but minus the spire it would look pretty bad imo. i like it with the spire, any other sized one would look silly :P
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Old December 23rd, 2007, 11:38 PM   #3471
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agree, the tower would definitely not look good without its spire
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Old December 24th, 2007, 12:49 AM   #3472
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Freedom tower wouldn't look as good qithout it's spire.

True, the Freedom Tower would look worse without its spire. But it would look much better if the spire were shorter than it is. It's out of proportions, in my opinion.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 01:44 AM   #3473
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The memorial looks stunning!!
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Old December 24th, 2007, 03:16 AM   #3474
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It's funny how architects add incredibly long spires to their designs to make the buildings statistically taller
I'm sure the designers of the FT thought "How can we increase the hight without building the building taller? I know! Lets add a spire. Just to **** with people."
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Old December 24th, 2007, 03:41 AM   #3475
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I'm sure the designers of the FT thought "How can we increase the hight without building the building taller? I know! Lets add a spire. Just to **** with people."

i'm sure you're wrong
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Old December 24th, 2007, 03:42 AM   #3476
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i was being sarcastic.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 07:37 AM   #3477
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Not very many people on here now about sarcasm xXFallenXx
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Old December 24th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #3478
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it appears you are right. when typing sarcastic remarks i should put [sarcasm]-[/sarcasm] in front and behind of what ever I'm typing.
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Old December 24th, 2007, 05:47 PM   #3479
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The memorial looks stunning!!
yeah, it does!! simply beautiful!
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Old December 24th, 2007, 06:31 PM   #3480
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Hey Everyone, I saw the Movie I am Legend last night and it takes place in the future. 2012 to be exact, and guess what's still is not finished. You guessed it , the Freedom Tower. In the movie it still has not been topped off.
Thank God it's only in a movie.

Merry Christmas to everyone at SSC and their Families.

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