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Old March 10th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #7781
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wow cool decoration, I can't amagine how good white arches in the Freedom Tower will look at christmas time.
That was a picture of the original North Tower. The Freedom Tower won't exactly have arches, but it will have tall columns with tall windows in between them. Below is an early rendering. Since this is an early rendering, I think it would be cool if they did make the top of the concrete "columns" into arches at the top of the lobby, to resemble the original towers. Either way, I'm happy that there will be plenty of windows allowing natural sunlight in. It won't be the "concrete bunker" that most people make it out to be.



Having said that, the main hall of the transit hub WILL be a pretty sight to see at Christmas time. I'm guessing that's where they will locate any Christmas tree with wreathes around the mezzanine, and photos with Santa in the middle of the floor area.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 02:48 PM   #7782
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I visit the topic once a month, expecting some major updates. But I leave disapointed, every time. It has been 3 years. 3 more years to go.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 04:29 PM   #7783
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That was a picture of the original North Tower. The Freedom Tower won't exactly have arches, but it will have tall columns with tall windows in between them. Below is an early rendering. Since this is an early rendering, I think it would be cool if they did make the top of the concrete "columns" into arches at the top of the lobby, to resemble the original towers. Either way, I'm happy that there will be plenty of windows allowing natural sunlight in. It won't be the "concrete bunker" that most people make it out to be.



Having said that, the main hall of the transit hub WILL be a pretty sight to see at Christmas time. I'm guessing that's where they will locate any Christmas tree with wreathes around the mezzanine, and photos with Santa in the middle of the floor area.
by white arches I meant the arches we can see at the south side of the FT construction site. Those will be painted white, and they'll look amazing.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 05:13 PM   #7784
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i hope this isn't toooo offtopic!

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Old March 11th, 2009, 05:20 PM   #7785
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i hope this isn't toooo offtopic!



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this pertains to WTC4 construction actually
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Old March 11th, 2009, 05:29 PM   #7786
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i know, because of that i wrote "i hope this isn't toooo offtopic!", since it doesn't pertains the wtc1 tower at all.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 05:34 PM   #7787
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i know, because of that i wrote "i hope this isn't toooo offtopic!", since it doesn't pertains the wtc1 tower at all.
this is why we have wtc4 thread
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Old March 11th, 2009, 06:25 PM   #7788
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you really don't get it, heh? Since the WTC4 is in the SAME COMPLEX as WTC1 i thought it could interest people, that only are following this WTC thread, what is happening on other parts of the site.....
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Old March 11th, 2009, 06:51 PM   #7789
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Freedom Tower and where she stands

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/...a8d3bcc5_o.jpg

looking at the above linked image an error was found

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Old March 11th, 2009, 06:54 PM   #7790
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I think Elton John said it best in his 1972 hit, 'Rocket Man'.
'And I think it's going to be a long long time....'
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Old March 11th, 2009, 06:56 PM   #7791
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here we go....

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Old March 11th, 2009, 07:10 PM   #7792
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you really don't get it, heh? Since the WTC4 is in the SAME COMPLEX as WTC1 i thought it could interest people, that only are following this WTC thread, what is happening on other parts of the site.....
Title says what?
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Old March 11th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #7793
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you really don't get it, heh? Since the WTC4 is in the SAME COMPLEX as WTC1 i thought it could interest people, that only are following this WTC thread, what is happening on other parts of the site.....
The complex has five towers, a large memorial, a transit center, a performing arts center, subway lines, path lines, shopping malls, road construction, parks, pedestrian walkways and a museum.
This thread is big enough without including the entire WTC in it. Don't come into someone elses home and bitch about the rules they ask you to respect.
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Old March 11th, 2009, 08:16 PM   #7794
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At this point, what does it really matter? These financial troubles only affect Towers 2 and 3. It has no affect whatsoever on the memorial, or the Freedom Tower, or Tower 4, or Tower 5, or the Performing Arts Center, or the Transportation Hub, or Tower 7 (which is already completed). Yes, the financial problems suck, but remember that towers 2 and 3 are only a small part of the overall site. I'm most looking forward to the memorial anyway, then the Freedom Tower as a close second. Neither of these seem affected.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 04:56 AM   #7795
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At this point, what does it really matter? These financial troubles only affect Towers 2 and 3. It has no affect whatsoever on the memorial, or the Freedom Tower, or Tower 4, or Tower 5, or the Performing Arts Center, or the Transportation Hub, or Tower 7 (which is already completed).
? Pardon me but the performing arts center has already been postponed indefinitely (or canceled depending on who you believe) and the transportation hub has been scaled back and the original design will be greatly modified or changed completely. Only FT, Tower 4, and Tower 7 are givens at this point although I really believe Towers 2 & 3 will also be built by Silverstein quite rapidly.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 08:39 AM   #7796
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Guess what! The other day, I saw a bird land on the Freedom Tower steel! It was all like, "Look at me, I'm a goddamn bird!"
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Old March 12th, 2009, 08:50 AM   #7797
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Guess what! The other day, I saw a bird land on the Freedom Tower steel! It was all like, "Look at me, I'm a goddamn bird!"
It's a bird! It's a plane! Oh wait...
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The uncompleted WT4 crane tower can be seen on image 8/13 at www.wtc.com

The construct of the crane tower(s) was halted due to safety concerns or violations
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Old March 12th, 2009, 11:24 AM   #7799
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oh well then the construction will resume as soon as the safety issues are taken care of. so no biggie.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #7800
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? Pardon me but the performing arts center has already been postponed indefinitely (or canceled depending on who you believe) and the transportation hub has been scaled back and the original design will be greatly modified or changed completely. Only FT, Tower 4, and Tower 7 are givens at this point although I really believe Towers 2 & 3 will also be built by Silverstein quite rapidly.
I was just responding to this new news about the financial problems about Towers 2 and 3. Of course the hub will be scaled back, this is old news (like, 6 months old).

I haven't heard anything recent about the performing arts center though. Where did you hear it might be canceled? I welcome that and have always said that either a low-rise office building or a hotel should be built on that spot. If someone wants to build a theater they can do it one block over on Broadway. The WTC is a center of trade and finance, not theater.
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