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Old October 21st, 2010, 04:12 AM   #16981
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I get the impression this board is populated by lots of younger people who never actually saw the twin towers. Each one of those was way more imposing than this thing is. And taken together....

So while we celebrate the construction I think we should keep it in perspective. New York could, and should, do much better than this building.
You are probably right about your first statement.

I am 48 and remember watching the Twins go up from the roof of the steeple of my Dad's church over in Kearny, NJ.

As for NYC doing better, do you mean hight? ( There well come a time for higher, but not now.) Quality ? (There are no towers in the world to match.) Or do you mean aesthetics, design, architecture ? ( I rather like the simple design, it reflects the Twins without being a copy.)
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Old October 21st, 2010, 04:30 AM   #16982
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^ couldn't have put it better myself. This tower HAD to be different to the old twins in some way. If the world just copied itself over and over again, then we wouldn't have what we call "eras" and things would be bland and boring, nothing would have an identity.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:50 AM   #16983
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Here's my New World Trade Center Site model:























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Old October 21st, 2010, 08:54 AM   #16984
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Freakin sweet! Much props!
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Old October 21st, 2010, 09:17 AM   #16985
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Freakin sweet! Much props!
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Old October 21st, 2010, 09:28 AM   #16986
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No idea why you keep insisting on posting your paper models in World Development News threads, though. Not getting enough attention in the proper section?
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Old October 21st, 2010, 09:30 AM   #16987
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No idea why you keep insisting on posting your paper models in World Development News threads, though. Not getting enough attention in the proper section?
I'm just showing my paper models, that's all. And btw i do it also so people can go to the Scale Model section and maybe they can also make models. I don't do it for attention.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 10:28 AM   #16988
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No idea why you keep insisting on posting your paper models in World Development News threads, though. Not getting enough attention in the proper section?
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I'm just showing my paper models, that's all. And btw i do it also so people can go to the Scale Model section and maybe they can also make models. I don't do it for attention.
Dude, your models are nice and all..But..You spamin' this thread with those pics..Aren't you afraid of gettin' banned? Because I would be..

And seriously, someone will report you...Because people come here happy to check out updates of the construction...And they find those pics...Just like i did now...And they will not be that happy anymore..Get it?

People are adults here, you know? They wont build paper models...
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Old October 21st, 2010, 10:57 AM   #16989
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I'm just showing my paper models, that's all. And btw i do it also so people can go to the Scale Model section and maybe they can also make models. I don't do it for attention.
If that is your goal you should post just a lowres pic here with the link to the scale model section. There's no need to post a dozen pics of your job
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Old October 21st, 2010, 11:00 AM   #16990
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Is it me or WTC1 really looks thinner than the twin towers?
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Old October 21st, 2010, 11:23 AM   #16991
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Is it me or WTC1 really looks thinner than the twin towers?
is it me or has this been asked ever 5 pages?
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Old October 21st, 2010, 11:36 AM   #16992
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http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-ne...sandwich-shop/

The World Trade Center Rises: View From the Top and a Trip to the Sandwich Shop

Monday, October 18, 2010
By Stephen Nessen

By mid-October the beams of One World Trade Center have reached the 42nd floor. The workers are getting as much work done as possible before the winter comes with the biting winds that make progress at that height very difficult. The Port Authority says workers are averaging about a floor a week as the fall turns to winter, when they expect progress to slow down.

The Empire State and Chrysler Building can be seen from the 40th floor.


A worker balances on a beam, which will be part of the 42nd floor.





The Subway sandwich shop opened in August and does a brisk lunch business. It will rise as the floors rise.
One worker said he often had no other eating options, "I don't like it, but sometimes it's the only thing you got up here.























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Old October 21st, 2010, 11:39 AM   #16993
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Is it me or WTC1 really looks thinner than the twin towers?
It looks like that because floors are octagons not squares like on the old twins..
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Old October 21st, 2010, 12:20 PM   #16994
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Does anyone know if any of the builders at the wtc were also around during construction of the original WTC?
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Old October 21st, 2010, 01:35 PM   #16995
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Love the subway restaurant. If only you could go up there and have a sandwich with that view.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 02:42 PM   #16996
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Does anyone know if any of the builders at the wtc were also around during construction of the original WTC?
I'm going to assume no, as that was was nearly 40 years ago when WTC was built. Assuming they were around the age of 20-30 that would put them as 60-70 now...
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Old October 21st, 2010, 03:17 PM   #16997
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It looks like that because floors are octagons not squares like on the old twins..
When viewed directly from any of the entrance sides, it has the same proportions as the originals. When viewed from 45 degrees, the tapered pyramid shape is clear. New and old together.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 04:47 PM   #16998
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I like it. Thank you for the picture.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 05:55 PM   #16999
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"Is it me or WTC1 really looks thinner than the twin towers?"

It is thinner. Even at the base it is thinner and as it goes up it gets much thinner than the original twin towers.

That is why this is a much dimminished building compared to what was there before and that is what some of us don't like.
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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:14 PM   #17000
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WTC 1 Glass

I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. Thought since I didn't see this posted before, I'd shared this link with you. The first look at WTC glass. I'm surprised this hasn't been posted before.

http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/im...tc-glass&num=1

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