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Old June 23rd, 2013, 09:08 PM   #47601
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That's cool, but they've changed the design of 3WTC. It no longer has those large x's. Personally, I think the old design looks much better. The more they can make it an industrial counterpoint to the slickness of the other towers the better it will look.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 09:13 PM   #47602
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I agree, but as long as we can just have a 3WTC, I'll be satiated.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 09:26 PM   #47603
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Yes, I won't have a bad word to say if it actually gets built. The most embarrassing thing is that when you exit Calatrava's station, there is going to be nothing for hundreds of feet, just stumps of buildings.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 09:40 PM   #47604
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sorry I posted it here,It wasnt allowing me to post on my wtc minecraft thread
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 09:43 PM   #47605
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That's cool, but they've changed the design of 3WTC. It no longer has those large x's. Personally, I think the old design looks much better. The more they can make it an industrial counterpoint to the slickness of the other towers the better it will look.
I know that but it looked cooler to me with the x"s
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 10:03 PM   #47606
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Most of the highrises in New York are too boxy and made of concrete with outdated designs. Also there is a scarcity of supertalls at the moment, which becomes apparent when NYC skylines is scaled next to Dubai and Hong Kong, although this issue will be solved within 5 years. New York needs more varied architecture to have maintain it's position as the second best skyline in the world. It might lose its place to Shenzhen within 7-8 years from now.
Are you joking? NYC probably has the most diverse architecture anywhere in the world. Dubai is full of tall but thin kitch and cheap looking buildings. Hong Kong is full of glass towers and tall apartment blocks. NYC has the architecture of more than 100yrs all in one city, and it's skyline is only rivaled by Hong Kong and Chicago. Shenzhen won't ever take over because there is too much space between the buildings and they are all just modern towers. The Woolworth building-100yrs-makes a better impact on the NYC skyline than any building in Dubai. It's beautiful not just tall
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 10:10 PM   #47607
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to paraphrase someone much smarter than me (italo calvino) cities are like kaleidoscopes of time. You walk down one street and you're in the present. turn a corner and you're in the 19th Century. Look at graffitti behind a dumpster and your in the 1960's tilt your head up at a building under construction and you're in the future.
New York has that.
Hong Kong has that.
Dubai is a shopping mall.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 10:12 PM   #47608
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Actually, most high-rise facades there are made of either metal, glass, stone or brick. Very few concrete exteriors in NY.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 10:13 PM   #47609
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Are you joking? NYC probably has the most diverse architecture anywhere in the world. Dubai is full of tall but thin kitch and cheap looking buildings. Hong Kong is full of glass towers and tall apartment blocks. NYC has the architecture of more than 100yrs all in one city, and it's skyline is only rivaled by Hong Kong and Chicago. Shenzhen won't ever take over because there is too much space between the buildings and they are all just modern towers. The Woolworth building-100yrs-makes a better impact on the NYC skyline than any building in Dubai. It's beautiful not just tall
I certainly agree with the first two sentences, but the rest is kind of controversial (some city vs. city). Though I agree about HK and Chicago, it's only my opinion. I can see plenty of other skylines as contenders for other people. I think Dubai has some good towers in there, actually incredible ones in my opinion. However, a large number of them I do indeed see as kitsch, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so I won't judge others for their preferences.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 10:21 PM   #47610
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Are you joking? NYC probably has the most diverse architecture anywhere in the world. Dubai is full of tall but thin kitch and cheap looking buildings. Hong Kong is full of glass towers and tall apartment blocks. NYC has the architecture of more than 100yrs all in one city, and it's skyline is only rivaled by Hong Kong and Chicago. Shenzhen won't ever take over because there is too much space between the buildings and they are all just modern towers. The Woolworth building-100yrs-makes a better impact on the NYC skyline than any building in Dubai. It's beautiful not just tall
i agree i was going to reply to that guy but didn't even bother lol
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 10:43 PM   #47611
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Base cladding progress.

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Old June 23rd, 2013, 10:53 PM   #47612
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Good, they seem to be about 50% done with extending the fins. Thanks, Controversy.

Anyone have an idea as to what the black box on the left of that photo is?
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 10:55 PM   #47613
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Thanks for getting us back on topic. I like the base cladding. It's different from the rest of the building but with a purpose.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 10:57 PM   #47614
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The extended fins look so beautiful.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 10:59 PM   #47615
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I like how the angle between the fins of a panel gets wider as you go higher. It really complements the inverted triangular fašades.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 10:59 PM   #47616
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Good, they seem to be about 50% done with extending the fins. Thanks, Controversy.

Anyone have an idea as to what the black box on the left of that photo is?
They use that to install and extend the base glass.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 11:00 PM   #47617
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Thanks. With KPITV gone now, I can't keep up to date as well as I did before.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 11:05 PM   #47618
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Saw One WTC from my friend's deck in Randolph last night,, it was the only structure you could see on the horizon and you could see the blinking red aviation light as well as the 2013 supermoon over it! It was spectacular walking through a neighborhood where you could sit on someone's lawn and just see the building 30 miles away
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 11:06 PM   #47619
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Sounds awesome.

I'm curious, is the FAA light really visible or just barely?
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Sounds awesome.

I'm curious, is the FAA light really visible or just barely?
Just as bright as the ESB red strobe. My only problem is it seems to blink alittle to quick.

You can use the NY Harbor cam to see how the building looks at night.

The camera sometimes rotate to view the Verrazano bridge.
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