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Old April 15th, 2009, 06:31 AM   #8301
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As for the design of the building; from the renders I have seen, I am not overly impressed. It has the soar factor and it should look to be of fantastic quality but the actual design is nothing amazing. It's relatively featureless. The memorial looks very nice.
And the original Twin Towers weren't relatively featureless? They were very simply designed, just two rectangular boxes soaring into the sky, which is why they were so beautiful and iconic. The Freedom Tower is intended to resemble a crystal or diamond turned upside down. As far as I know, there's never been a building with a similar "upside down diamond" type of design.

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Old April 15th, 2009, 06:57 AM   #8302
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And the original Twin Towers weren't relatively featureless? They were very simply designed, just two rectangular boxes soaring into the sky, which is why they were so beautiful and iconic.
I was not a fan of the Twin Towers. It was only their scale that really made them iconic. Also was the fact that they were twin towers. Leave one on its own and its an architectural catastrophe. I cannot deny that they were iconic though.

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The Freedom Tower is intended to resemble a crystal or diamond turned upside down. As far as I know, there's never been a building with a similar "upside down diamond" type of design.

That may well be true but it doesn't mean it is a particular special design. The scale of the building is the only thing that makes this particularly special, in my eyes. But as I say, I will wait till it is finished before passing my final judgement.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 08:28 AM   #8303
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Old April 15th, 2009, 08:47 AM   #8304
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Tower 7 looks damn good and its as normal as it gets. The Freedom tower should look great peaking out every morning in NY. The 500 to 800 foot building look amazing, stick a few supertall in there and its game over. Point is the twin tower were massive And there weren't to many buildings like it at the time. Look all those sorry ugly ass skyscrapers built in the 60's. The 70's was the rebirth of the supertall.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 08:47 AM   #8305
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from the rendering...this tower its not special looking...but when it finish later = it will be a great tower and great high too....
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Old April 15th, 2009, 08:51 AM   #8306
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As far as I know, there's never been a building with a similar "upside down diamond" type of design.

Looks like Shanghai World Financial Centre (upside down).
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Old April 15th, 2009, 11:59 AM   #8307
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It's a shame that politics and vested interests cost NY and the world something even more special than the Freedom Tower...

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Old April 15th, 2009, 12:47 PM   #8308
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even if that got built, one without spire would be so ugly.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 02:00 PM   #8309
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But together they look awesome...
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Old April 15th, 2009, 02:06 PM   #8310
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Maybe there is just...something...about twin towers on this site, even if not the original design....twin towers were part of New Yorks signature skyline. Bland ?......wotya talkin 'bout !
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Old April 15th, 2009, 02:38 PM   #8311
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even if that got built, one without spire would be so ugly.
That's your opinion, my opinion is the the spire itself is terribly ugly! In no way does it blend with the designing of the tower. It looks like (can probably is) just something stuck on top to get the desired height.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #8312
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I think that this twin design of the Freedom Tower would be awesome a perfect hommage to the original WTC.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 04:59 PM   #8313
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The only negativism in this topic is from people who complain about other people who say its going slow. That it's going slow is a fact just like it's a fact that progress is being made. It's just people stating what they see, not people who want to start flamewars or hate the project or whatever... So please stop bitching about people stating facts, it's useless and they are not doing anything wrong.


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They're not just building an Empire State Building, they're building 5 or 6 of them. They're also building a memorial and transportation hub all on one small site. Plus the ESB was built during the depression, when workers were willing to work under dangerous conditions. Sure, they completed the building faster this way, but it also cost the lives of (I think) about 6 workers.
Let me remind you that this is a topic about one tower, not 6, not the transportantion hub, not the memorial or any other contruction. No one claims anything about those other projects, only about the Freedom tower.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #8314
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Great crystalline structure but nothing could replace the sombre glory of the original WTC towers.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #8315
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Let me remind you that this is a topic about one tower, not 6, not the transportantion hub, not the memorial or any other contruction. No one claims anything about those other projects, only about the Freedom tower.
uh, the point of that post was that they have to divide their resources up among 5 towers and a memorial and transit hub, rather than just one skyscraper

it's a perfectly relevent statement
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Old April 15th, 2009, 06:43 PM   #8316
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even if that got built, one without spire would be so ugly.
If it possible in the near future to built the second WTC "freedom tower" type, there is no much area to built it...

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Old April 15th, 2009, 07:22 PM   #8317
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Looks like Shanghai World Financial Centre (upside down).
Well...SWFC looks a lot fatter, 1WTC looks leaner, but I have to admit, it looks a little lacking in creativity I guess now that SWFC is finished.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 08:29 PM   #8318
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Big Red (crane) is being disassembled!!!!!! Wha??? Already??? There's so much more steel that needs to go up.
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Old April 15th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #8319
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how tall were the old ones ? :p
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Old April 15th, 2009, 09:04 PM   #8320
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the old twin towers topped out at 1883 feet(antennas) according to Wikipedia
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