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Old February 9th, 2011, 12:01 PM   #19681
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Old February 9th, 2011, 01:56 PM   #19682
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Old February 9th, 2011, 03:46 PM   #19683
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What strikes one while looking at this is that the view of the towers was especially striking when they went up because there were no other tall towers around them. The new tower is going up amid a crowded landscape, and when the others follow it'll be even more crowded.

It's a tall tower, but in NYC it's not always easy to appreciate the height of an individual building because the whole skyline is so tall.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 04:21 PM   #19684
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I still contend that two twin towers should have been chosen, and perhaps they should have been twice as tall. My design that I submitted to CNN actually included four twin towers each connected with a bridge. That would have been cool.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 05:01 PM   #19685
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I still contend that two twin towers should have been chosen, and perhaps they should have been twice as tall. My design that I submitted to CNN actually included four twin towers each connected with a bridge. That would have been cool.
Renders please, show us how.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 05:11 PM   #19686
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^It's over 660 feet tall
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I will give you the height in Floors, Feet, Meters and in Percentage of Completion in Height.

They are up to the 56th floor right now. The Tower is 666 Feet and 8 inches tall. The Tower in Meters is 203.1. In Terms of percentage from Street level to Roof its about 49.6 percent there in terms of Meterage and Footage. Well I hope I helped you out there.
Hey, I was pretty close with my estimation then!
Nice1. Very helpful, thanks.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 05:30 PM   #19687
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Hey, I was pretty close with my estimation then!
Nice1. Very helpful, thanks.
No problem. I am on here alot so if you have any other questions thats on the subject of Tower 1 WTC OR the WTC site I will gladly answer them if I can.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 07:38 PM   #19688
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the scale of the freedom tower ain't bigger than the original Tower 1 anyway. The spire is taller, but in scale it seems even slimer, because it is not a box but gets smaller towards the top
Yeah, it tapers, but from some angles it appears as though it is a box all the way to the top. What I said was accurate.

And the spire is a whopping ~50 feet taller than the original antenna. If you're viewing it from a different angle as shown in the diagram, yeah it'll look alot slimmer. Straight on from certain directions, as Zen said, it'll look pretty close. Thanks for the link, though. I could never figure out how to compare the original WTC to other buildings. Turns out you just type the name of the building into the search box. *facepalm*

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Hah, the base alone is about the size of the two tallest in my hometown.
So you're in Ann Arbor now? Going to the University? Beautiful campus - I had a research job at the hospital this last summer.

Anyway, sorry to go off topic.

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Old February 9th, 2011, 09:15 PM   #19689
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I still contend that two twin towers should have been chosen, and perhaps they should have been twice as tall. My design that I submitted to CNN actually included four twin towers each connected with a bridge. That would have been cool.
I think I remember it. We both submitted designs to the same competition if I recall correctly. Many folks thought the outline of mine looked too much like Sauron's Flaming Eye Tower. lol

In the end, Santiago Calatrava gave me a nice nod with his design for the new WTC PATH station enterance. It was most definately inspired by my widely displayed NWTC tower design, starting clear back in late 2001.

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Old February 9th, 2011, 11:57 PM   #19690
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Beautiful building is it cladded from all sides now?
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Old February 10th, 2011, 12:09 AM   #19691
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Also think they should of had two towers would of been better. Don't think it needs to have 4 towers.

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Old February 10th, 2011, 12:17 AM   #19692
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So you're in Ann Arbor now? Going to the University? Beautiful campus - I had a research job at the hospital this last summer.

Anyway, sorry to go off topic.
I'm actually working for Toyota. My friend's dad got us both (relatively) cushy jobs, I didn't even have to finish my degree.

Anyway, all I can say to those of you who think the new WTC won't have the same presence as the old one, please try to imagine what four supertalls clustered up next to each other will look like. It's going to be a stupidly enormous complex.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 12:42 AM   #19693
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February 6th was pretty good, lot of pictures where taken...

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Old February 10th, 2011, 12:50 AM   #19694
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Beautiful building is it cladded from all sides now?
Curtain wall is now on the 25th floor, except north-west corner; because of the NW crane, the curtain wall in this area was installed last week, now up to the 23th floor.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 01:10 AM   #19695
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Also think they should of had two towers would of been better. Don't think it needs to have 4 towers.
There's a lot to be said for having four great architects each design one of the four towers, not to mention Calatrava's beautifully unique PATH enterance (I may have inspired him, but he took the basic idea to a whole new level). Each has it's own style, and yet each quietly complements the others. I think that these towers will look far better together than the bland repeated facade on the World Financial Center towers across the street.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 02:25 AM   #19696
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Old February 10th, 2011, 04:31 AM   #19697
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...not to mention Calatrava's beautifully unique PATH enterance (I may have inspired him, but he took the basic idea to a whole new level)...
Unique????

Like all geniuses, Santiago Calatrva gets stuck in a feedback loop of his own ideas. He keeps revisiting an image he saw in his mind and can't quite get it just right, so we keep seeing it again and again. Just like Frank Gehry (If I have to see one more crumpled, shiny building from Gehry, I am going to scream!) Calatrava is a One Trick Pony.

Calatrava best visited this PATH station design in Milwaukie. At least with the museum in Milwaukie he got the wings to open and close as they were supposed to for the PATH station.

What's worse is that when you go with a design by a Star-chitect like Calatrava... you are guaranteed to get another building in the future, somewhere else, that is so similar to yours but somehow better and yours will always be compared as its poorer cousin.

All in all... It is a nice design but it seems like a "been there, done that" design by now and hardly "unique".
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Old February 10th, 2011, 04:54 AM   #19698
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This thread is not the correct place to have this type of discussions. Please visit the World Trade Center Transportation Hub thread.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 06:51 AM   #19699
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That photo is the first I've seen where the tower looks proportionally "tall" to me.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 07:02 AM   #19700
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That photo is the first I've seen where the tower looks proportionally "tall" to me.
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