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Old March 7th, 2007, 05:34 PM   #361
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New York is a great city, but it needs new skyscrapers.
It is getting new skyscrapers. That is by far the most uninformed statement I've heard so far in this thread.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #362
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anytime someone says 'New york city is a great city', and they live in Dubai, there should never be a 'but...' after that.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 09:15 PM   #363
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anytime someone says 'New york city is a great city', and they live in Dubai, there should never be a 'but...' after that.
But the person I qouted doesnt live in Dubai, that someone lives in El Salvador.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 09:21 PM   #364
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New York is a great city, but it needs new skyscrapers.
it is, its actually booming. take some effort and look it up sir. the fact that its booming is overshadowed by Dubai/China. just because its not as fast as them doesnt mean its not booming.
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Old March 7th, 2007, 09:52 PM   #365
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I would hope alot of those old brick buildings could stay though, i like the area between downtown and midtown, it would be a damn shame if all that got torn up for some modern steel monstrocities.
Thankfully it is getting done! It may take time, but the two are merging more and more all the time... Not every building has to be saved just because it's old. I admit there are some brownstones and old lowrises that are nice, but there are some that have to make way for bigger and better!!! It's NYC, things change, times change, and it's a city of skyscrapers!
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Old March 8th, 2007, 07:58 AM   #366
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But the person I qouted doesnt live in Dubai, that someone lives in El Salvador.

El Salvador??? oh lord now..they do need skyscrapers!!!
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Old March 8th, 2007, 12:54 PM   #367
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It doesn't matter if it's (currently) overshadowed by the Chinese and the Arabs, New York will always have one of the most significant skylines because of its historical and financial significance. Plus the Chrysler Building is virtually impossible to beat.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #368
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Ive read that the Freedom Tower needs to be more Iconic.
The Fact to me is that it is Iconic, To ME and almost every American,
we all want to fill that void we lost on that day. And if this building is the one were going to get, we will take it, cuz it will be iconic in our hearts. "Some" of you folks from Asia might not understand cuz you have nice biuldings going up everywhere but they dont become a visual part of your lives like the buildings of New York, WE just simply Fall In LOve with Them. SO lets get the ball Rollin!! PEACE!!
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I think that it would have been more respectful to build a memorial for the thousands of dead people has this place rather than to rebuild of them one over, I would not be the quiet aware if I should work in this tower afflicted for my English I am French
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Old March 8th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #370
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http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/groundzero/

When you look to the construction, you can see a thing in the left foreground, that looks a bit like a construction crane. What is it true?
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Old March 8th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #371
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Old March 8th, 2007, 09:40 PM   #372
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Ive read that the Freedom Tower needs to be more Iconic.
The Fact to me is that it is Iconic, To ME and almost every American,
we all want to fill that void we lost on that day. And if this building is the one were going to get, we will take it, cuz it will be iconic in our hearts. "Some" of you folks from Asia might not understand cuz you have nice biuldings going up everywhere but they dont become a visual part of your lives like the buildings of New York, WE just simply Fall In LOve with Them. SO lets get the ball Rollin!! PEACE!!
Amen!
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Old March 9th, 2007, 02:07 AM   #373
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^Whatever.

I wish I could see the site now. Can someone please take pictures? All the cams are down and I live all the way in Brooklyn. I hear a few tower cranes have been erected for the GS Tower, which is right next to the WTC site. The Beekman Tower and 123 Washington are also guna look hot close to the WTC site. There's so much going on and most people have no idea. This city will have one hell of a skyline by 2012; from Midtown to Downtown, trust me, very tall towers will be going up all over the place.
If you really want to head over to the WTC site, there is a thing that that was created about 100 years ago and can get you there in in minutes. What was that called again? I figured it out, and it's known as the subway. Saying that you live in Brooklyn is just ludicrous. It will only cost you two dollars for the entire ride not to forget the free transfers at certain stations. When you have the time, take it over to the WTC site and see it for yourself, though don't be too surprised if there is still little or no progress on the WTC site with the FT.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 04:20 AM   #374
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New York is a great city, but it needs new skyscrapers.
this guys never been to ny.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #375
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Is ther anything going on on the site? They were supposed to erect two tower cranes in the Beginning of March. Whats going on
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Old March 10th, 2007, 11:05 PM   #376
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It is getting new skyscrapers. That is by far the most uninformed statement I've heard so far in this thread.
I agree it is getting new scrapers but with the execption of this and a few others they are pretty much like every other scraper in New York, i.e. a brown or grey box, and so it looks pretty much like one of the older buildings. Still love New York though. Just a shame the gems get swallowed up by the boxes a lot of the time.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #377
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I agree it is getting new scrapers but with the execption of this and a few others they are pretty much like every other scraper in New York, i.e. a brown or grey box, and so it looks pretty much like one of the older buildings. Still love New York though. Just a shame the gems get swallowed up by the boxes a lot of the time.
Blame capitalism. Blame NIMBYS. Heck even blame the government. Too much beauracracy to build anything. The land is too expensive, and it seems that most residents of NY think they live in the Hamptons. It's pathetic, makes me wonder if government is any good anymore.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 11:25 PM   #378
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You get the most bang for your buck with boxes.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #379
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Yep, that's why they built them for so long after WWII, they figured they had already spent enough money "recently".
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Old March 11th, 2007, 11:21 PM   #380
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It is getting new skyscrapers. That is by far the most uninformed statement I've heard so far in this thread.
I understand where that person comes from. Some people could be an ignorants or unable to recognize the difference of NYC skyline betweeen last decade to present day because of most newer skyscrapers are "box" and somewhat simple design. That confuses many people often. For example, some of my friends who are into skyscrapers as well as we all do... Visited NYC recently and complained that these new skyscrapers look so old and plain. I went there a while ago and I can see why they complained about it. I think that person who might haven't recognize that these "old looking" newer skyscarpers that are new.
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