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Old August 4th, 2008, 03:59 AM   #5361
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I wouldn't be surprised. Bahrain, in the Middle-East, has already built two tall twin buildings and even called it the World Trade Center. There are at least half a dozen complexes (not all of them twin buildings) called the World Trade Center either built post-9/11 or are currently in the design stage. Why they would call them this, I have no idea. Not only is it insensitive, but you'd think they could think of an original name for themselves rather than trying to steal World Trade Center. As the name itself implies, there can be only one WORLD trade CENTER, and that's the original one in the financial capitol of the world.

That's why I, like many others, hate the name "Freedom Tower". It's the World Trade Center, Tower 1! Hopefully "Freedom Tower" will just become an alternate, seldomly used name, like "Twin Towers".
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There is the World Trade Centre Organisation established in the 1970's, long before 9-11, A 'World Trade Centre' is a generic name for a place where international trade goes on. The World Trade Centre in New York may have been one of the first, but it has never been the only one. There are more than 100 other World Trade Centres around the world. World Trade Centers Association (Wikipedia)
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Old August 4th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #5362
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I call it The Freedom Tower, gives the name a little more meaning. Yeah and many building are call world trade. The one in NYC was the first, so think of it as a sign of respect and not a lack of it. And when people say Twin Towers, they're talking about the two tallest building ever built in NYC. When people say WTC they're talking about the whole complex. Keeps tourist from getting confused, Some people didn't know there was seven buildings in the complex.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 07:37 AM   #5363
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like the chrysler building in dubai
ahhahah. i think that it would be quite an insult if they built anything similar to the twin towers in dubai
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Old August 4th, 2008, 08:09 AM   #5364
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Old August 4th, 2008, 10:51 AM   #5365
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Thanks. So they just used the old foundations of the WTC right?


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You see those 1-4 WTCs and you also see those 2 blue squares in the green area on the ground, those are where 2 former WTCs stood.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #5366
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I don't understand why WTC #1 needs to be called "Freedom", unless they mean the freedom we lost on 9/11 - if you ask me, it's WTC #1.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 05:39 PM   #5367
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I don't understand why WTC #1 needs to be called "Freedom", unless they mean the freedom we lost on 9/11 - if you ask me, it's WTC #1.
The tower will be 1776 feet tall, 1776 is the date independance day of the USA. And independance = freedom.

That's my vision.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 05:42 PM   #5368
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Sorry to offend anyone

But I really liike this new tower..its new and fresh and will look really good in the skyline
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Old August 4th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #5369
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I completely agree with you

Time for an update, taken yesterday by Fimoculous:
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Big image (3753 x 2451 and great quality): http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3031/...c760df43_o.jpg

Now that you roof above the tracks are removed you can see the PATH trains
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Old August 4th, 2008, 06:03 PM   #5370
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So where exactly is the Freedom Tower going to be on that picture?
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Old August 4th, 2008, 06:09 PM   #5371
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Old August 4th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #5372
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The tower will be 1776 feet tall, 1776 is the date independance day of the USA. And independance = freedom.

That's my vision.
Thats a good idea .
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Old August 4th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #5373
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it diserves the name "LETS CONQUER THE WORLD AND BE A FACIST NATION AND TAKE FREEDOM AND LAND FROM THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE TOWER!!!"
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WTF???
Just ignore him. He's on his way to get banned. I give him... eurhm... 5 minutes still to live.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #5375
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Ehh, well, back to topic.

I wonder how they'll configure the tower cranes when they go from two to four? Doesn't seem like there's enough room in the core area for four cranes so will they be distributed to the corners or something else?
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Old August 4th, 2008, 09:10 PM   #5376
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Hi, everyone. This is my first post altough I've been reading your posts for months. I love NYC and I think it's the most beautiful city in the world. It's my biggest wish to go there. I can't wait to see all these towers built, especially the Freedom tower. Downtown skyline will be breathtaking.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 10:00 PM   #5377
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Not true.
There is the World Trade Centre Organisation established in the 1970's, long before 9-11, A 'World Trade Centre' is a generic name for a place where international trade goes on. The World Trade Centre in New York may have been one of the first, but it has never been the only one. There are more than 100 other World Trade Centres around the world. World Trade Centers Association (Wikipedia)
I know that the name World Trade Center was around before 9/11 obviously. I remember a documentary talking about how the Port Authority had been talking about creating a World Trade Center for about a decade or so before construction began (1950s?). No question that the idea of a place where international trade goes on wasn't created by the PA, but was the actual name World Trade Center around before this, or was it coined by the PA?
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Old August 5th, 2008, 09:31 AM   #5378
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Years from now, we will be walkin' through that!
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Old August 5th, 2008, 09:59 AM   #5380
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Hi, everyone. This is my first post altough I've been reading your posts for months. I love NYC and I think it's the most beautiful city in the world. It's my biggest wish to go there. I can't wait to see all these towers built, especially the Freedom tower. Downtown skyline will be breathtaking.
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