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Old July 13th, 2013, 12:06 AM   #48381
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I like that the building is displaying the colours of the French flag.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 12:29 AM   #48382
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Any who, the tallest building in Denver (Republic Plaza) looks like a house compared to One World Trade Center.
The tallest building in the state of Vermont has a 101 ft roof height and is used as public housing.

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Old July 13th, 2013, 12:32 AM   #48383
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Can people remember the space mission that failed because some designers were using imperial measurements and some were using metric?
I have heard of the case of the gimli glider, a case where the plane got to little fuel because of wrong calculation...
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Old July 13th, 2013, 12:33 AM   #48384
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Sorry to say it but your post is an ode to defeatism

This building needed to be taller than the Twins, to show strength and progress, I'd say it should have even tried to be the world's tallest for that very same reason. The fact that it is only as tall as the Twins and the second tallest 2WTC is even shorter than the Twins is a huge humiliation


Please, for god's sake, stop this dick measuring contest. The best way of commemorating all those who perished on that day is to get rid of all the shit that corrupted USA right up its roots, i.e. to scrap all the laws that restrict their freedoms. That's the only way to move on and that's the only way to show strength and progress, not just sticking piles of steel and concrete on each other.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #48385
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looking Forward to the future, when USA goes Superlativ again...
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Old July 13th, 2013, 12:51 AM   #48386
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The city would only look good with maybe 1 or 2 towers of that height. New York is to classy of a city to be bombarded by overbearing skyscrapers.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 01:15 AM   #48387
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Well, unfortunately it does seem many people here only judge a building by height and it's the only important thing for them, all other aspects like financing and demand or as well the effect on the skyline and cityscape are ignored, it's always height height height. Sorry, I don't mean any offense, but I think people should consider other aspects as well before they confidently declare how a new skyscraper shoud or shouldn't be like.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 01:16 AM   #48388
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Please, for god's sake, stop this dick measuring contest. The best way of commemorating all those who perished on that day is to get rid of all the shit that corrupted USA right up its roots, i.e. to scrap all the laws that restrict their freedoms. That's the only way to move on and that's the only way to show strength and progress, not just sticking piles of steel and concrete on each other.
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Well, unfortunately it does seem many people here only judge a building by height and it's the only important thing for them, all other aspects like financing and demand or as well the effect on the skyline and cityscape are ignored, it's always height height height. Sorry, I don't mean any offense, but I think people should consider other aspects as well before they confidently declare how a new skyscraper should or shouldn't be like.
Exactly, the architecture of a building should be its top priority, not height.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 02:05 AM   #48389
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Sounds a bit strange; but in my opinion the new WTC complex is nice because it looks a kind of retro/classic yet modern because it fits in with the rest of the Manhattan buildings. New York is almost the birth ground for high-rises which make it unique in different ways, almost the same as an old city and not something that bursts out of the ground in 20 years.

But that's simply an opinion from somebody in Europa who has never been in NYC and see it only on internet and television.

I don't know if Jersey City has the option to develop into a second lower manhattan, that would be awesome!
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Old July 13th, 2013, 02:12 AM   #48390
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Old July 13th, 2013, 02:24 AM   #48391
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Old July 13th, 2013, 02:56 AM   #48392
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Sounds a bit strange; but in my opinion the new WTC complex is nice because it looks a kind of retro/classic yet modern because it fits in with the rest of the Manhattan buildings. New York is almost the birth ground for high-rises which make it unique in different ways, almost the same as an old city and not something that bursts out of the ground in 20 years.

But that's simply an opinion from somebody in Europa who has never been in NYC and see it only on internet and television.

I don't know if Jersey City has the option to develop into a second lower manhattan, that would be awesome!
As a New Yorker I would say it's a fairly accurate statement, New York is unique in that you get to see one of the earliest skyscrapers right along one of the glassier/more innovative ones. Tho i'm afraid the newer ones are slowly taking over the city and making the older/more classic ones less noticeable since there are new towers going up at a pretty fast pace these days and they tend to be glassiers and much taller than the older ones; just a look at both the midtown and downtown skyline compared to 10 or 15 years ago you can see a stark difference.
As far as a second downtown, I think the Hudson Yards is a close as you can get to that, can't wait to see what it'll look like in 10 years or so.
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Old July 13th, 2013, 03:15 AM   #48393
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Well, unfortunately it does seem many people here only judge a building by height and it's the only important thing for them, all other aspects like financing and demand or as well the effect on the skyline and cityscape are ignored, it's always height height height. Sorry, I don't mean any offense, but I think people should consider other aspects as well before they confidently declare how a new skyscraper shoud or shouldn't be like.
This man knows what he's talking about.

It isn't always about who builds higher and higher.
Just look at buildings like 4 WTC, One57 and Tower Verre, they aren't breaking height records but their designs makes them stand out.

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Old July 13th, 2013, 05:14 AM   #48394
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Old July 13th, 2013, 05:47 AM   #48395
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The Queen Mary II photo is just so beautiful with the 1WTC in the back!!! Thx!
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Old July 13th, 2013, 09:03 AM   #48398
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I like that the building is displaying the colours of the French flag.
I looked at it from the bottom up initially, so I guess it's jus the angle
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Old July 13th, 2013, 09:47 AM   #48399
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