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Old August 26th, 2007, 01:04 AM   #1961
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I will go there next week!!
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Old August 26th, 2007, 02:09 AM   #1962
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we will waiting for those pix
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Old August 26th, 2007, 02:22 PM   #1963
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fantastic , i can't wait to see them
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Old August 26th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #1964
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it is taking ages, but I think that sensation is due to the fact that I desire this building so much, that even though they buildid a floor a day, it still wouldnt have been fast enuff... I just hope nothing else goes wrong in the building area like the fire of the other day!
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Old August 27th, 2007, 08:24 AM   #1965
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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.
I have been to Dubai. Twice. Believe me, I would much rather live in Marina Del Rey, California than Dubai. Some very fine buildings going up in Dubai, no question about it. But the climate? The terrain? California is so much more beautiful, the weather so much more pleasant, and the people enjoy so much more freedom and liberty (Dubai is hostile to many differant groups - Jews, Buddhists, gay people, etc)
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Old August 27th, 2007, 04:07 PM   #1966
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lol at look at the high def cam this morning... looks like a bird hit it and broke the lense ..actually idk it's just weird/messed up looking.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 12:52 AM   #1967
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Well the webcam is back up and running and at this momment it is very hard to discern what is going on but one thing is very apparent and that is that the worksite is really cluttered with formwork.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 06:29 AM   #1968
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Anyway, the Freedom Tower will be very beautiful in it's elegant simplicity.

All of the renderings show the building rather close up. My favorite view of the WTC was either a mile or two north - say at the corner of Sixth Ave. and Christopher Street in the Village. Or from the middle of New York Harbor, with the lower Manhattan skyline on view. Has anyone drawn any renderings of the New Freedom and the other WTC buildings in these contexts???
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Old August 28th, 2007, 07:39 AM   #1969
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sorry if this has been asked before but did anybody involved with the project say why they're not building twin towers?

Because I think that the single tower is not very flattering, it's nothing special. And with the name Freedom Tower it should be.

I think with that design it would of bin awesome if there was 2 like that, it would just look like updated Twin Towers showing respect to the original WTC. It would be a tribute to the old towers showing how america rebuilds better than ever.

To me it feels like having 1 is almost like THEY won, instead of 2 there is only 1 now.

Again sorry if its been asked, I'm kind of new to this forum (And I'm not Canadian btw I've lived in America much longer than I've been in Toronto)
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Old August 28th, 2007, 09:13 AM   #1970
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sorry if this has been asked before but did anybody involved with the project say why they're not building twin towers?

Because I think that the single tower is not very flattering, it's nothing special. And with the name Freedom Tower it should be.

I think with that design it would of bin awesome if there was 2 like that, it would just look like updated Twin Towers showing respect to the original WTC. It would be a tribute to the old towers showing how america rebuilds better than ever.

To me it feels like having 1 is almost like THEY won, instead of 2 there is only 1 now.

Again sorry if its been asked, I'm kind of new to this forum (And I'm not Canadian btw I've lived in America much longer than I've been in Toronto)
do you know of wtc2, 3, and 4 yet?
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Old August 28th, 2007, 09:32 AM   #1971
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do you know of wtc2, 3, and 4 yet?
nor of the ongoing laborious tired arguments over the last few years on the chosen designs?

Looking forward to your pics Carlitos
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Old August 28th, 2007, 09:55 AM   #1972
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What are they putting togeather to the left of the two tower cranes? I've been noticing a lot of work in that area over the last few weeks.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 10:02 PM   #1973
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do you know of wtc2, 3, and 4 yet?
yes, but those are going to be much smaller than the freedom tower are they not?

It would of been really cool if they made twin towers to represent what was there before imo


BTW I change my mind, the tower is nice. I was just hoping for more i guess.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 10:06 PM   #1974
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yes, but those are going to be much smaller than the freedom tower are they not?

It would of been really cool if they made twin towers to represent what was there before imo


BTW I change my mind, the tower is nice. I was just hoping for more i guess.
No not really, not in roof height.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 10:19 PM   #1975
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is there any date announced for when this tower will begin to rise?
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Old August 28th, 2007, 10:57 PM   #1976
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as far as i know not, but they said the tower will reach ground level at the beginning of 2008
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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #1977
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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:31 AM   #1978
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yes, but those are going to be much smaller than the freedom tower are they not?

It would of been really cool if they made twin towers to represent what was there before imo


BTW I change my mind, the tower is nice. I was just hoping for more i guess.
To show how big Tower 2 is, here is a incomplete rendering STR from SSP made that compares Tower 2 with Tower 2:
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Old August 29th, 2007, 01:04 AM   #1979
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the new WTC tower will be very big, especially the Freedom Tower
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Old August 29th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #1980
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wow, beautiful, i would like to see another comparison of the FT and wtc3 and 4..
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