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Old March 12th, 2010, 04:29 PM   #13361
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80 feet of boom and 190 feet of luffing jib
I thought it was 80 and 290? It sure looks that long.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 05:12 PM   #13362
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This is ******* joke. I want the twins back right now!!!
What is wrong with NY these days?!?!
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Old March 12th, 2010, 07:04 PM   #13363
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Old March 12th, 2010, 08:24 PM   #13364
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Duetche bank is now less than 20 floors high. Why don't they just implode the ramainder and get it over with?
I'm sure you say the same when playing mikados or jenga

Just look back at the Singer building.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #13365
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I wish Singer was still there, but had it stayed and the events of 9/11 transpired I'm not sure it would have survived.

How about we re-build Singer at the DB site instead of 5 WTC? :p
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Old March 12th, 2010, 09:37 PM   #13366
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I wish Singer was still there, but had it stayed and the events of 9/11 transpired I'm not sure it would have survived.

How about we re-build Singer at the DB site instead of 5 WTC? :p
I second this. Now all we need to do is get a substantial following and find the blueprints or revive Ernest Flagg. :P

On topic: It's pouring out. I doubt we'll be seeing any steel go up today.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 09:37 PM   #13367
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New pics of the preliminary office flooring are up here: http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/index.html
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Old March 13th, 2010, 05:22 AM   #13368
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This is ******* joke. I want the twins back right now!!!
What is wrong with NY these days?!?!
You never know. If nothing happens in the pit where the proposed 200 and 175 Greenwich street towers are meant to be started, there is room for them there. Time will tell.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 05:26 AM   #13369
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You never know. If nothing happens in the pit where the proposed 200 and 175 Greenwich street towers are meant to be started, there is room for them there. Time will tell.
If they had enough money and company's that would want to move in they wouldn't build the twin towers again they would build 200 greenwich and 150 greenwich
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Old March 13th, 2010, 05:37 AM   #13370
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I know when these towers are up they will focus attention but looking at the panorama pic #13342 those two original footprint memorials attract my attention right now. Those towers were proud and well sited on the superblock. Because current thinking is for security will new through streets really be open roadways so close to the new towers ? If not......the former layout was OK. I know we have moved on so I accept what's going into the site. But you can see everything including the new WTC 1 is squeezed around the former footprints.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 08:48 AM   #13371
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ok so by that picture in the top post on this page, does that mean 2wtc is not going to be built?

and yes the singer building should have never been demolished, even though that was more than 40 years ago it shouldnt have happened
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Old March 13th, 2010, 09:11 AM   #13372
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How about we re-build Singer at the DB site instead of 5 WTC? :p
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and yes the singer building should have never been demolished, even though that was more than 40 years ago it shouldnt have happened
That would be seriously amazing, if some sort of campaign could be organized... Is there any precedent for that, anywhere? Has a building, once demolished, ever been replicated, years later? I would absolutely join a "Rebuild the Singer Building" campaign... especially for the Singer.


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ok so by that picture in the top post on this page, does that mean 2wtc is not going to be built?
It most definitely does not.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 09:41 AM   #13373
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Guys.....well anyone ? rebuild the Singer Bldg. ? I don't see that happening. Don't you realise the world works on dollars and cents.....OK usually just the dollars......can't figure what you guys do with all those little pennies? ..anyway, In Europe many structures from whenever were recreated after WWII many cities were almost totally destroyed yet if you visit now you see replica buildings built in the 1950's....or 60's....some great and often shallow copies of what was once grand. Buildings like the Singer if still around now become either apartments or boutique offices.....so the maximum dollar return only happens when a building is saved from destruction because it is on the National Trust.....like who would demolish the ESB or Chrysler........even though Hollywood does regularly ?
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Old March 13th, 2010, 09:53 AM   #13374
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Singer Building had impractical office space, that is why it was knocked down. It was a nice building, yes.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 10:41 AM   #13375
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No more "rebuild the twin towers" BS here, please! That discussion is over - get over it!
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Old March 13th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #13376
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Yep, that's what it was about when it came down.....obsolete office space....even here in Melbourne we had 'almost' the worlds tallest building back in 1880's and now a 5 story office with shops at street level have replaced something that can never be replaced.....It had thick load bearing walls....and a deep hydraulic shaft that pushed the lifts to the top !............Now it would be a tourist attraction or at least upmarket boutique offices.The world moves on and we keep replacing. New York is the prime example....a city that's never finished....Just let's hope developers and architects keep imagination and wonder as part of the equation.....in the 60's efficiency seemed to rule ?
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Old March 13th, 2010, 12:59 PM   #13377
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Nice to see the office floors have begun.
If 2 & 3 WTC are not to be built, then a second 1 WTC should be !

This whole project and all the circumstances surrounding it must be almost as painful as that day in September.
I don't see why the federal government hasn't stepped in to straighten this mess up.
This project is much bigger than the city of New York, and must be an embarrassment to all Americans.

I can imagine that Bin Laudim is in his cave and still laughing.
(that is, if he had something to do with it...)
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Old March 13th, 2010, 03:51 PM   #13378
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wow is this going to be like the tallest in america then
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Old March 13th, 2010, 04:33 PM   #13379
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The Twins should be built in GZ!, because when they go up in NJ it will show new york's failure to rebuild itself, the FT plan now is a American Disgrace!
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Old March 13th, 2010, 06:53 PM   #13380
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Nice to see the office floors have begun.
If 2 & 3 WTC are not to be built, then a second 1 WTC should be !

This whole project and all the circumstances surrounding it must be almost as painful as that day in September.
I don't see why the federal government hasn't stepped in to straighten this mess up.
This project is much bigger than the city of New York, and must be an embarrassment to all Americans.

I can imagine that Bin Laudim is in his cave and still laughing.
(that is, if he had something to do with it...)
That's one of the best descriptions I've read yet about this entire fiasco. It took a Canadian who accurately describe what's happening in NYC and he hit the nail on the head.
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