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Old August 7th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #5441
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I get what u mean. It aint like USA was under any other nation's rule or power or anything, but how else can they name this tower?
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Old August 7th, 2008, 12:34 PM   #5442
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It aint like USA was under any other nation's rule or power or anything, but how else can they name this tower?
If I remember corectly, in 1776 they just gain there freedom from British Empire.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #5443
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I get what u mean. It aint like USA was under any other nation's rule or power or anything, but how else can they name this tower?
As I mentioned before, the Freedom Tower is 1776 feet tall. In 1776, USA became independent from the Kingdom of Great Britain. (Independance Day : July 4, 1776)

This can be seen as freedom: they don't have to obey the English anymore. They are independant.

And that's why it's the Freedom Tower. The name is connected with the height of the tower.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 02:34 PM   #5444
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I get what u mean. It aint like USA was under any other nation's rule or power or anything, but how else can they name this tower?
You need to go study your history a little more! Look of that topic "American Revolutionary War". You'll find that the United States fought a historic war to gain its autonomy from Great Britain. Maybe British history doesn't discuss the topic.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #5445
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You need to go study your history a little more! Look of that topic "American Revolutionary War". You'll find that the United States fought a historic war to gain its autonomy from Great Britain. Maybe British history doesn't discuss the topic.
Oh, my bad I never noticed the link with the freedom from british... (never knew this anyway) I though the word (freedom) had link with 9/11 so I wasn't sure. I surely thought this tower's name had to have something in link with the 9/11.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 04:32 PM   #5446
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I get what u mean. It aint like USA was under any other nation's rule or power or anything, but how else can they name this tower?
Once up on a time New York was Dutch...
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Old August 7th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #5447
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Is there any time lapse video of freedom tower construction?
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Old August 7th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #5448
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mhhh what do you expect to see in this time lapse, a "3,5 year long" time lapse in which you see 4 basement floors beeing constructed? WOW! or do you mean an animated time lapse?

but i am really happy that things are taking shape now, this calatrava bows are looking really brilliant......and the other bathtube is really advanced now.....hope to see this towers going up rapidly.......AND NO MORE DELAYS PLEASE!
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Old August 8th, 2008, 04:04 AM   #5449
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The link between the freedom tower and 9/11, is the freedom tower going to cost 911 billion dollars lol. No really whats in a name, all that matter is this building going to make NYC NYC again.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 04:45 AM   #5450
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His first design of Freedom Tower was horrid. Thank god it never got started.
You think the design being built is good? I personally think it's terrible, especially the ugly "spire" which looks an awful lot like an antenna in my opinion. Some of the intermediate designs where the spire was integral to the building design looked the best.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 05:22 AM   #5451
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well good things nobody care what you think, well at less I don't. This building being built get over it. Find something else, you have no power over to bitch about.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 07:10 AM   #5452
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well good things nobody care what you think, well at less I don't. This building being built get over it. Find something else, you have no power over to bitch about.
If you can't handle someone else's opinion, maybe you shouldn't be responding to every single one of them. It just makes you look immature. Now that's just my opinion, but I think you need to learn how to respect people. Just because this design is the one being built doesn't mean the the discussion over which design was better will magically end.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 08:32 AM   #5453
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You think the design being built is good? I personally think it's terrible, especially the ugly "spire" which looks an awful lot like an antenna in my opinion. Some of the intermediate designs where the spire was integral to the building design looked the best.
spire, antenna, who the hell cares

its much better than the old one

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Old August 8th, 2008, 08:41 AM   #5454
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The old one was strictly functional, wasn't it? It was there because it was the highest place in the city for an antenna, not to add hieght to the building.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 12:57 PM   #5455
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I don't like the spire too. Especially the ropes that are keeping it on its place. It's ugly. Nevertheless is the rest of the building and the complex quite OK.



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Old August 8th, 2008, 03:07 PM   #5456
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Old August 8th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #5458
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It is a very unshapely building overall. I wonder if political (financial/lobbyist) matters decided in the end. A place of such symbolic significance for the nation shouldn't present a rather mediocre looking business complex.

Chicago proves that this isn't an issue of modern America.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 05:24 PM   #5459
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I don't like the spire too. Especially the ropes that are keeping it on its place. It's ugly. Nevertheless is the rest of the building and the complex quite OK.




I actually think that the top is the best bit of this building, I think the bottom is far worse, it looks like a skyscraper put on top of a completely different structure, the reinforced concrete base of this building bears little resembalance to the rest of it, the continuity is appalling.
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Old August 8th, 2008, 06:12 PM   #5460
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Is this chef hat looking thing on the base of the spire older version? It just looks terrible or looks like its made out of fabric.
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