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Old January 30th, 2008, 07:10 PM   #3721
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I haven't liked the final design of Freedom Tower since I first saw it, and these recent renditions certainly don't make me like it anymore. The spire certainly looks like an afterthought to get the height they want, it doesn't look like it's part of the original design. At least the original design had the spire integral into the design and it tapered nicely from the roof of the occupied area to the tip.

Hopefully this will be corrected before top out.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 07:25 PM   #3722
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7 WTC looks so funny small in that render
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Old January 30th, 2008, 10:19 PM   #3723
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Nice renders...
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Old January 31st, 2008, 05:10 AM   #3724
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The render looks amazingly real! my friend (who's not a skycraper fanatic) can't even tell which is real or not hehe. when i told her it's in New York City, she said how come she didn't notice those towers before
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Old January 31st, 2008, 06:16 AM   #3725
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7 WTC looks so funny small in that render
its almost cute Shouldn't you also be able to make out some of 4 World Trade in these new renderings?
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Old January 31st, 2008, 07:07 AM   #3726
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99 Church Street (unveiled today) is over 900 feet tall and has 80 floors.





That makes 5 or even perhaps 6 towers over 900 feet tall u/c at the same time.
This is going to be VERY nice!! The rendering looks almost as if the buildings already exist. The WTC that was lost on 9/11 was dramatic to look at, but only due to its sheer bulk. This is artistry...a fitting statement to the rest of the world. It will look far better than what was there.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 07:19 AM   #3727
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Mr, Silverstein being interviewd today about 99 church and the new WTC complex.

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Old January 31st, 2008, 04:23 PM   #3728
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That render looks amazing!!! No matter how many big buildings are being constructed around the world, New York's skyline is simply the best.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 05:05 PM   #3729
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NYC skyscrapers is the best in the World forsure!!!"
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Old January 31st, 2008, 07:17 PM   #3730
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Old January 31st, 2008, 10:13 PM   #3731
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99 church is timeless class
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Old February 1st, 2008, 03:18 AM   #3732
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till 2013?

is that what i heard?


crap!!! TalB will NEVER let this go.
Just leave me alone xXFallenXx, and for the record, that article I recently posted wasn't negative at all from reading it.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 09:24 AM   #3733
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its almost cute Shouldn't you also be able to make out some of 4 World Trade in these new renderings?
Yes, a tiny sliver on the left, and a larger "doublewide" sliver on the right, so little that i guess the renderer said, forget it......!
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Old February 1st, 2008, 09:33 AM   #3734
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When I see it, The Freedom Tower works very well. I do not like that pointy building though
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 12:03 AM   #3735
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Wtc 2 building is much dominating for me, It´s wider than freedom tower.

Out of toppic: Lower Manhattan need huge roller coaster or atypical wheel.
Just pop over to Coney Island, it might break your neck but damn is it a fun coaster.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 12:17 AM   #3736
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Part of the article was excluded for not being relevant, so click the link for the whole story
http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_24...gtheworld.html
Volume 20, Number 36 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | Feb. 1 - 7 , 2008

Shaping the World Trade Center’s pieces

By Julie Shapiro

When tourists and curious residents peer into the World Trade Center site from street level, they see a big dirt pit, studded with machinery, a jumble of puzzle pieces that don’t quite form a complete picture.

But below ground, in the midst of the roaring equipment and piles of rock, the future of the site is beginning to take shape. It is getting easier to see which cradles of bedrock will hold which future skyscrapers. The outlines of roads and underpasses are becoming clearer, dividing the mass of construction into segments familiar from bird’s-eye renderings.

And while the site sometimes appears quiet from street level, far more movement is visible belowground. The sectors crawl with activity, as hundreds of construction workers drive heavy machinery or sweep debris, working on the half-dozen major projects that will bring four skyscrapers, a train station, a memorial and a performing arts center to the site within several years.

“Today, those who live or work around the site — and tourists from around the world who visit it each day — can see that construction is progressing aggressively and the site is bustling with activity,” Anthony Shorris, executive director of Port Authority, said in a statement. “Cranes are constantly in motion, steel is going up and trucks are lined up each day moving concrete and materials on and off the site.”

The Port’s $16 billion investment will ultimately bring the equivalent of five Empire State buildings to the site, Shorris said.

“We expect our efforts will pay off in the next few years when the site once again becomes a center for economic activity and a hub for Downtown life,” he said.

Steve Coleman, a Port Authority spokesperson, took a Downtown Express reporter and photographer around the site on a recent morning, pointing out the progress.

Freedom Tower Steel beams mark the boundaries and progress of the Freedom Tower in the northwest corner of the site. A lone white beam, inscribed “Freedom Tower,” which was ceremoniously lowered into the pit several years ago, is still visible — but only partly. As the building grows, concrete is filling in around the beam and now eclipses about half of the vertical inscription.

Most of the work at the Freedom Tower is happening in the center of the building, the concrete core that will house the elevators. Port Authority is building the core up first, and then the steel will follow, bringing the work above street level by the end of the year. At 1,776 feet, the Freedom Tower will dwarf surrounding buildings and stand tallest in the world.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 05:36 AM   #3737
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At 1,776 feet, the Freedom Tower will dwarf surrounding buildings and stand tallest in the world.
? ? What kind of paper is this the doesn't even know that Freedom Tower will even be close to the tallest in the world? It won't even be the tallest in the United States when finished and probably won't be tallest in New York for a long! Maybe the reporter who wrote the article needs to read some things occasionally!
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 01:13 PM   #3738
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please add such links to your signature and don't post them in all threads, that's pure spam
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 08:51 PM   #3739
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First post!

Anyone have updated pics of ground zero? I've seen some stuff, but there hasn't been much effort for one of the biggest reconstruction projects in the biggest city in the US.


Anyway, hopefully things will pick up soon.


P.S.: I've been around the forum for a while, just thought I'd start posting. Plus I started a city in MyMiniCity, so posting here helps that too. Thanks.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 08:57 PM   #3740
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