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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:16 PM   #541
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I wonder if there will be any more supertalls planned for downtown besides for 80 South Street. Even with the WTC and friends, I dunno if downtown can compare to midtown, cause by 2012, they'll be getting a plethora of supertalls too. Oh, and we forgot bout the 60+ sotry 50 West Street, 99 Church Steet next to 7WTC, and the Beekman Tower, 8 Spruce Street!!! INSANe!

99 Church Street is on par with Tower 2!!!

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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #542
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Still waiting for Beekman... plus the con-ed site, downtown brooklyn and Jersey will get a couple of 250 meter tall scrapers.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:38 PM   #543
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The Beekman Tower will get tower cranes soon and she'll rise; we'll get a final design soon.
Don't waste your time on the NIMBY-infested Con-Ed site; all supertalls are dead and we'd need a miracle to see supertalls on that plot.
No supertalls in Brooklyn.
And yeah, Jersey is doing pretty well. The better their skyline is the better ours is.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 08:52 PM   #544
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I'm not talking about supertalls... Brooklyn will get a few 200-250 meter tall scarpers and the con-ed site will receive a 730 ft. scraper with half a dozen others around 500-600 ft.

The real supertalls Ebola will come in the westside rail yards with bids coming in the next couple of months.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 09:25 PM   #545
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Yep, that's 100% correct. In two years, NYC will be on fire, not that it isn't already. You know, it is not possible to keep track of all of these projects and buildings. I wish there could be a site that divides Manhattan up into sections and contains all the towers going up and proposed in each area.
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Old September 29th, 2007, 11:44 PM   #546
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^that would be fun project to do but i dont have resources to find out all the proposed and u/c buildings in nyc
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Old September 30th, 2007, 12:05 AM   #547
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I was just wondering, does anyone know for sure if the glass on 2 WTC is still going to gradually get darker towards the bottom. I liked the idea, but I know that others prefer it not to.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 01:51 AM   #548
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^that would be fun project to do but i dont have resources to find out all the proposed and u/c buildings in nyc
Yeah, that's a problem. But, from using SkyscraperPage, SkyscraperCity, and Wired New York, I think that I've head of most of the skyscraper rumors, proposals, ect. If I ever have free time, I'll do my best to make a massive list of all building over 600'.







Anyone agree?
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Old September 30th, 2007, 02:36 AM   #549
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simply elegant!


i want my office here!!!!







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Old September 30th, 2007, 02:54 AM   #550
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Yeah, that's a problem. But, from using SkyscraperPage, SkyscraperCity, and Wired New York, I think that I've head of most of the skyscraper rumors, proposals, ect. If I ever have free time, I'll do my best to make a massive list of all building over 600'.







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to me it looks more like wtc3 was cut in half and swapped sides...
edit LMAO i just noticed i put + sign there instead of = sign.. ah well
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Old September 30th, 2007, 03:28 AM   #551
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Hahha, really nice. That new tower is going to get built for real according to someone I know who knows someone who knows someone who knows someone working on the project. I'm 100% sure it's a supertall. I love diagridy towers. We need even more of em'.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 03:35 AM   #552
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Hopefully it gets built. that would be the the first office tower on the far west side and if office towers dont start getting built soon, im starting to fear the area will be completly filled by all residential towers at the rate things are going.
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Old October 1st, 2007, 01:14 AM   #553
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UNTOUCHABLE












1000|1250|1350|1776

Tower over me.

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Old October 1st, 2007, 01:57 AM   #554
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either way it goes...lower Mad-Hatten is going to look very beautiful
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Old October 1st, 2007, 04:07 AM   #555
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to me it looks more like wtc3 was cut in half and swapped sides...
edit LMAO i just noticed i put + sign there instead of = sign.. ah well
WOW it seems to be taller than the EMpire States...
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Old October 1st, 2007, 04:18 AM   #556
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Nice looking buildings
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Old October 1st, 2007, 07:47 AM   #557
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Old October 1st, 2007, 02:58 PM   #558
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http://tribecatrib.com/news/newsoct07/Subway.html

Last Days Of The Lost Station







By Nick Pinto
OCTOBER 1, 2007

Descending into the World Trade Center’s abandoned Cortlandt Street subway station feels like entering a catacomb. The dusty floors are littered with flakes of the paint that peels off the ceiling in thick curls. The drab bricks of the 1960s renovation still line the walls of the station, ending abruptly in a jagged line at the bottom of the stairs to the platform and giving way to concrete where the station shell was rebuilt. Cables and extension cords snake along walls and ceilings, powering work-lamps that throw a harsh fluorescent light over a subway station where no one has caught a train since Sept. 11, 2001.

Nearly everything from the station, which served riders of the 1 and 9 lines, was taken out during the first round of cleaning and debris removal. Even so, some stray reminders of the station’s life remain.

Inside the long-abandoned token booth, two gooseneck microphones stand; a sign in the booth’s cracked Plexiglass window displays the outdated $1.50 subway fare; behind the windows is the white-board that informed travelers, in the hours between when the planes hit and the towers collapsed, that there would be no service at the station that day. In several places on the walls are the spray-painted markings of rescue workers, certifying the station as empty.

As early as this month, these few subterranean remnants of the World Trade Center will be removed, making way for the construction of the new World Trade Center Tower 2 and the underground passageways of the new transportation hub.

Along with them will go the “survivor stairs,” the flight of steps that rises above the station, going nowhere. The north side of the ruin, facing Vesey Street, contains what once served as the subway entrance, now sealed in sheets of heavy plywood. This stairway, which had led to the World Trade Center plaza, provided an escape route for hundreds of workers fleeing the burning towers—and became a cause for preservationists hoping to save them.

The stairs were slated for demolition during recovery operations at the site but the Metropolitan Transit Authority halted their destruction in order to preserve an entry point for rebuilding the 1/9 lines.

Because the station is considered historically significant under the National Historical Preservation Act, the Metropolitan Transit Authority has agreed to preserve some of the spray painted sections of wall before the remains of the station are demolished to make way for the construction of the new Tower 2. The agency held public hearings and consulted a wide range of interested parties, including preservation advocates, before deciding which elements of the station to preserve for display in museums.

The remnants of the station, along with the survivor stairs, will be removed this month or next and temporarily stored with other artifacts and detritus from the site at Hangar 17 at Kennedy Airport.

“There are a lot of legal technicalities to this process, and with different agencies in charge of different parts of the site, the process has been very complicated,” said Derek Piper, a Transit Authority analyst working on preservation of the station remnants. “It’s touch-and-go when the removal work will actually take place. It could happen anywhere from two weeks to two months from now.”

While the stair treads are slated to be incorporated into the memorial’s visitor center and museum, the station relics will find their way to other museums. The New York State Museum in Albany wants to display them, as do the New York City Transit Museum and the World Trade Center Memorial. Pieces may be lent out for exhibits.

“When you go down there, it evokes the events of that day,” said Ken Lustbader, spokesman for the Lower Manhattan Emergency Preservation Fund, which lobbied to preserve elements of the WTC site. “These pieces are a historic resource by the mere fact that they were at the site. Preserving them will give people a sense of the immediacy and authenticity of the World Trade Center and what happened to it.”

What happened to the station was dramatic, as pictures taken days after Sept. 11 show. In the center of the station, the tunnel gave way entirely, filling with earth, girders, pipes, wiring, and concrete slabs from the buildings above. In areas that did not collapse, the broad red steel pillars supporting the roof above the platform buckled and warped under the weight of the impact.

In the months after the attack, the tracks were cleared and the concrete “station envelope” rapidly rebuilt, allowing the 1 Train to once again run to South Ferry just a year after it was interrupted, but the Cortlandt Street station itself was stripped, sealed and abandoned.

In the empty station today, the trains can be heard hurtling by behind the metal sheets that separate the tracks from the deserted platform. As riders fly by, all they see of a station that once served the World Trade Center is a glimpse of the original brick through chinks in the steel screens. Soon even this will be gone.











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Old October 1st, 2007, 05:40 PM   #559
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Figures.
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Old October 1st, 2007, 05:59 PM   #560
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