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Old May 3rd, 2007, 02:57 PM   #821
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nice work ember but would find it better when only one of the 3 towers would have a spire
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 03:14 PM   #822
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yeh i agree actually, the middle tower only having a spire would make it better.. =)

does anyone else agree that the slanted foor building next to freedom tower doesnt quite fit in
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 05:59 PM   #823
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I agree. It would look much better if theу build an identical next to Freedom Tower, without the spire, instead of the slanted one.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 06:21 PM   #824
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yeh i agree actually, the middle tower only having a spire would make it better.. =)

does anyone else agree that the slanted foor building next to freedom tower doesnt quite fit in
Or keep the spires for the other two buildings but make the spires shorter by 1/2. I like the tri design though.

I like the slanted roof building. I think if a poll was done, most people would pick this one as their favorite, this is based upon the opinions that I have read. I think it does match freedom tower to some extent because both have triangular patterns.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 06:50 PM   #825
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Your 3 towers render is ridiculous.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 07:05 PM   #826
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Your 3 towers render is ridiculous.
Thanks =) it matches ur avatar then
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 07:06 PM   #827
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downtown NY is gonna look bonkers...utterly bonkers.

3 freedom towers...now that would be some crazy ish. powerful but costly.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 07:14 PM   #828
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They're still not going to lose that ugly block at the bottom?

Grrrrrrr.....



And yes, there needs to be more supertalls there - a new 'exclamation point' for the skyline. Without the old 'twins', even with these, NYC is just a big mass of unremarkable buildings whereas Chicago has CHARACTER!

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Chicago? Please. NY and London are the true international cities. Chicago is pure America and is a haven for people from Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, etc. I read a hilarious comment that the Olympics would give Chicago an international profile. New Yorkers didn't even want the Olympics here. Anyway, to mention NY and Chicago in the same breath, in any respect, is pointless.

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Old May 3rd, 2007, 07:15 PM   #829
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I know some of you will see me as a partypooper, but despite the kangaroo crane, there hasn't been that much foundation work. I have been to the WTC site on Sunday and after looking at it from the Vessy St Br and the Winter Garden, there wasn't that much there except for concrete casting. This portion does not need a kangaroo crane for that. Seeing that it won't rise for almost another year, only supports the crane being up prematurely even more.
No crane is ever placed on a jobsite "prematurely", the costs are to high, if it's there it's being used.(to move formwork, and rebar, structural elements, etc.)
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 10:16 PM   #830
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 10:54 PM   #831
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Well that certainly makes the skyline much better. I didn't ever realize how pathetic the current skyline is. All the buildings are pretty short and ugly.
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Old May 3rd, 2007, 11:05 PM   #832
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Well that certainly makes the skyline much better. I didn't ever realize how pathetic the current skyline is. All the buildings are pretty short and ugly.
That's absurd. There are many buildings downtown between 800 and 900 feet tall, and scores of classic Pre-WWII skyscrapers. No city in the world has a skyline with buildings that rival downtowns. The details on those buildings is unparalleled.

Click this site to see some of them: www.nyc-architecture.com Look under the Lower Manhattan and Seaport sections.
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Um, there are only 12 buildings over 800 feet in the whole city and I think midtown has more than downtown. A little overzealous are we
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Old May 4th, 2007, 03:21 AM   #834
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Yeah... Let's Ren-cen New York...
Exactly my thoughts. Why would anyone think that is even good looking is beyond me.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 07:49 AM   #835
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very nice. good choice of towers NY
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Old May 4th, 2007, 06:48 PM   #836
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Well that certainly makes the skyline much better. I didn't ever realize how pathetic the current skyline is. All the buildings are pretty short and ugly.
If you were to put the Chase Manhatten building, (the tallest exsisting slab in the photo) in downtown Los Angeles, it would dominate the skyline, at 60 floors, 814' tall, with 3.5 million sq. ft. of office space, sheathed in glass and stainless steel, it's hardly short, and most definately one of the best international style office towers of the mid 20th century.!!!!!
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Old May 4th, 2007, 07:13 PM   #837
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That's absurd. There are many buildings downtown between 800 and 900 feet tall, and scores of classic Pre-WWII skyscrapers. No city in the world has a skyline with buildings that rival downtowns. The details on those buildings is unparalleled.

Click this site to see some of them: www.nyc-architecture.com Look under the Lower Manhattan and Seaport sections.
totoally with U
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Old May 4th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #838
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If you were to put the Chase Manhatten building, (the tallest exsisting slab in the photo) in downtown Los Angeles, it would dominate the skyline, at 60 floors, 814' tall, with 3.5 million sq. ft. of office space, sheathed in glass and stainless steel, it's hardly short, and most definately one of the best international style office towers of the mid 20th century.!!!!!
It doesn't take much to dominate the LA skyline.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 10:49 PM   #839
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Me too... Other cities around the world would like to have the kind of buildings that NYC has...
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Old May 5th, 2007, 12:20 AM   #840
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Looking at the earth cam, it looks as though they are getting the other half of the core ready for the 2nd tower crane. Its been outlined like the 1st tower base was about two weeks before it rose. It may be closer than we think.


http://www.earthcam.net/users2/inter...2&clientid=158
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