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Old August 25th, 2007, 02:10 AM   #1941
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The original WTC was sort of idiosyncratic, like a monument to themselves. In that respect I do think they were original.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 06:50 PM   #1942
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this is much slower than the index
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Old August 25th, 2007, 07:02 PM   #1943
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prior to the original WTC...where else did you see two 110 story towers??????
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Old August 25th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #1944
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The original WTC was sort of idiosyncratic, like a monument to themselves. In that respect I do think they were original.
i agree totally
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Old August 25th, 2007, 08:40 PM   #1945
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Torre De Cristal , 249m , main architects were "Cesar Pelli & Associates".

Freedom Tower , 541m , main architects were David Childs (Skidmore, Owings and Merill) and Liebeskind to begin with.

Hope this clears it up for whoever was asking if they were designed by the same architect...


The new Madrid cluster might be similar in the fact that they are both similarly clustered but you have to say that the height is a big difference and I personally believe that the WTC will be of a better quality...The design for WTC1 and Torre de Cristal is similar , but they are both results of our modernist era...They are both great (simple , soaring and elegant) and I don't think there is any reason to complain about them being similar...
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Old August 25th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #1946
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Honestly, who cares? They are not even on the same continent.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 09:05 PM   #1947
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has anyone seen the movie "Click"? i just watched it last night for the millionth time. in the very beginning of the scene where his son gets married in the future, you can see twin towers that look like the Freedom Tower. i don't know if that is any reference to what it will look like in the future, but i thought that was great. you guys should check it out and put it in slow motion for that scene.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #1948
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I think that the Freedom Tower complements the skyline perfectly. It's futuristic but not so much that it makes the other buildings look obsolete like the original design did. This building is more symbolic than it is cutting edge (although it's that too). New York continues to be the greatest city in the world and all of the new record-breaking buildings in Dubai wont ever change that. Kudos!
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Old August 25th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #1949
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Dont compare Dubai with NY... Its like comparing an Apple with a Banana...

Iff you do... Then there is no more hope for you
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Old August 25th, 2007, 10:18 PM   #1950
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mmmmm.... Your making me hungry!
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Old August 25th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #1951
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Beer Beer!! Beer Beer!!

Thirsty too?

Naah yust dont compare Dubai with NY. Because with that simple but wrong comparison you just destroy both there grandure.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #1952
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I wasn't meaning to demean Dubai in any way. I think that it's phenomenal how fast it is rising and I loooove the buildings there! Cheers!
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Old August 25th, 2007, 10:37 PM   #1953
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i'm kinda pissed at dubai. it's breaking all the records that have been around for so long. Such as the tallest building. The main reason i don't like it is b/c i live in Marina Del Rey, CA. MDR has the largest man-made small boat harbor in the world, but when the Dubai harbor is built, that will be the largest. It's nice holding a world record in your home town, but now Dubai will hold almost every record.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 11:11 PM   #1954
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It's a matter of symbolism; as Libeskind himself said, no one, no where, no matter what, can surpass the height of Freedom Tower.
huh? The height?

it wont even be the highest in America
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Old August 25th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #1955
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i believe libeskind said that in a time when the CS not has been released
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Old August 25th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #1956
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Old August 25th, 2007, 11:35 PM   #1957
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the formwork is clearly to see on both cranes now
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Old August 25th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #1958
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the formwork is clearly to see on both cranes now
So will they pour concrete over the framework?

will it only be a matter of weeks before it begins to officially rise out of the ground, and how many more cranes will be installed?
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Old August 25th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #1959
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not sure what they'll pour but it is definitely a good sign.
i really hope it will rise after that
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Old August 26th, 2007, 12:44 AM   #1960
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we need some more ground level pics from carlos

do i see work on the memorial?
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