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View Poll Results: OLD WTC VS. NEW WTC: WHICH DO YOU PREFER
old. The twin towers were classic and symbolic. 74 54.01%
please, those monstosities shouldn't have been built. The Freedom Tower is a breath of fresh air 45 32.85%
They're both hideous; back to the drawing board! 18 13.14%
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 01:30 AM   #41
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Well, there are already new twins in NYC. They are located right in front of Columbus Circle
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Old August 26th, 2008, 07:27 PM   #42
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I agree with the guy that said that without the nostalgia of the old, they are far behind the new towers. Seriously, how can you even compare this:
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Old August 26th, 2008, 10:11 PM   #43
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The original towers were structurally innovative and the facade lattice was really really elegant, in classic Yamasaki style.

The new towers honestly aren't too special. Not bad, but not an achievement. They won't make it to the history of architecture like the old WTC towers did. Don't get me wrong - I like the new 4WTC a lot and maybe the Freedom Tower too, but I don't really care all that much about the other ones. I don't know.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 05:48 AM   #44
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I think WTC 2 Is goin to be the nicest looking building in the city when completed.
I finally found a picture from across the water of the current design so i needed to post it some where i think it looks great, and imagine this at night.

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Old August 27th, 2008, 05:57 AM   #45
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I know, I know, they look real nice..but for some reason, my eyes were always drawn to the odd contraption on top of WTC2.
what is it?
I thought about it for hours, and that turned into entire days without sleep.

and then I realized, hey, this thing is supposed to 'continue' the shape of the building..maybe we could force them to cover it with some glass? is it called a tri-pod spire?
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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:11 AM   #46
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egjyM53J2A0

This is a good vid of the new wtc u really get to see them from a whole bunch of different views.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 06:15 AM   #47
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Really don't like the way the poll options are phrased. Honestly I like both and was perfectly happy with old WTC when they anchored the Lower Manhattan skyline. But now that they're gone and nostalgia factor aside, the new designs seem better to me. The Freedom Tower isn't really an improvement, but towers 2 and 3 really sell it for me. That and the shear scale of the new WTC is amazing. That said I would still never consider the old WTC a "monstrosity".
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Old August 27th, 2008, 07:31 AM   #48
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I think WTC 2 Is goin to be the nicest looking building in the city when completed.
Agreed 100%, I love the design and it would look even cooler if it had neon lights along the edges like that building in San Diego. This picture doesn't really depict it too well but you get the idea:


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I know, I know, they look real nice..but for some reason, my eyes were always drawn to the odd contraption on top of WTC2.
Didn't notice that until not, they'll probably wind up covering it in something it just looks too out of place.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 03:32 PM   #49
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Agreed 100%, I love the design and it would look even cooler if it had neon lights along the edges like that building in San Diego.
Yea im hoping that they do that im sure they will.
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Old August 29th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #50
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Old August 29th, 2008, 02:58 PM   #51
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Old. Freedom Tower is ugly :P
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Old August 30th, 2008, 01:52 AM   #52
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Old WTC aswell, perfectly scaled, elegant cladding, just something about them that made them my favouite building/s in the world. They were just beautifull, the new building/s does not do them justice, so very sad when you see the old towers in all their splendor. I guess there isn't much you can do now, i think New York needs a new signature tower to recapture peoples imagination again (like the WTC towers did for me) and give a definitve focus for the skyline, unfortunately the 'Freedom' ? tower just isn't going to do it.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 02:17 AM   #53
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egjyM53J2A0

This is a good vid of the new wtc u really get to see them from a whole bunch of different views.
I posted that video on youtube from WTC.com.
I don't think that video gives you a good idea of what the new WTC will look like. But in terms of massing, maybe. Also, people seem to forget just how big the new WTC is.

I have to say that the NEW WTC is superior to the old one is every single way, including design and beauty, save one - being famous, iconic, something which will happen, no matter how much naysayers deny it, given just a few years after each tower tops out.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 03:34 AM   #54
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I probably prefer the old WTC. And I think it would be symbolic if they could rebuild them looking exactly the same as they did before: it would show that the terrorists did not manage to change New York after all.
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Old August 30th, 2008, 03:52 AM   #55
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yeah, but nobody can hide the fact that the attacks did change NYC. i see the new wtc as a clear act of " moving forward" and "letting the past behind" and i think rebuilding the old WTC would have been pretty much a provocation for a new attack, and how ridicolus would be to rebuild a 30 year old complex, instead of making modern looking building. i believe that even with the old wtc reconstructed i wouldnt be the same, it would look just as a replica.

PS.: this doesnt mean i prefer the new wtc, cause i dont
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Old August 30th, 2008, 03:16 PM   #56
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I posted that video on youtube from WTC.com.
I don't think that video gives you a good idea of what the new WTC will look like. But in terms of massing, maybe. Also, people seem to forget just how big the new WTC is.

I have to say that the NEW WTC is superior to the old one is every single way, including design and beauty, save one - being famous, iconic, something which will happen, no matter how much naysayers deny it, given just a few years after each tower tops out.
LOL small world.
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Old September 1st, 2008, 05:51 PM   #57
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well it was the 70's that was the style bevieve me there were some pretty ugly buildings made in the 70's the wtc was not one of them

i can never choose between bouth the new wtc complex and the old one i love them both
there are buildings built today that look like they belong in a time warp....lol.
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Old September 4th, 2008, 11:16 PM   #58
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The old ones for sure!
I just don't see the new ones becoming icons of New york like the old ones were.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 01:22 AM   #59
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I didn't like much the old ones, the new "WTC" is ok but I really like more the whole complex more than just the FT.
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Old September 8th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #60
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The Twins but not the old complex..

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