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Old July 9th, 2011, 07:51 PM   #1821
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I still have some reservations about the design, but it's really exciting watching it rise. Thanks for all the photos everyone.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 09:36 PM   #1822
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I just don't understand one thing, why don't the other buildings have an antiblast concrete bunker like 1WTC has? After all, they are targets just as 1WTC is.
"Just as"? Not really, because 1WTC is the center piece, just like the old Twin Towers were the center piece to the WTC site. Logically yes, it has the same chance of being the target of a terrorist attack. Although just like every other building in New York. Symbolically, 1WTC is what is replacing the Twin Towers. This is supported also by the fact that it received "Freedom Tower" as a name/nickname, something you don't see for the other towers.

So since they had to take into consideration construction costs, 1WTC was the tower that deserved that extra perk.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 10:23 PM   #1823
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Well yeah, to us and the people that made the buildings, that holds true. But to the general public, I think that they'll think more along the lines of "Wow. They knocked down two buildings and we build back four!? Take that terrorists!" They won't really think that 1WTC is the "centerpiece" building, and so all of the buildings are "equals".

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Old July 9th, 2011, 10:56 PM   #1824
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Yeah, 1WTC deserves additional security the most, but the other buildings deserve it too. I fear that the terrorists will focus on taking them down. Though ESB is an even easier target for them, since all the new WTC buildings are super resilient.

As to the "2 knocked down, 4 rebuilt", I disagree. You can't replace a larger building with several smaller ones. That's just wrong. I see the only true replacement is 1WTC, therefore it is like "2 knocked down, 1 rebuilt, okay let's call it a draw".
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Old July 9th, 2011, 11:40 PM   #1825
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As to the "2 knocked down, 4 rebuilt", I disagree. You can't replace a larger building with several smaller ones. That's just wrong. I see the only true replacement is 1WTC, therefore it is like "2 knocked down, 1 rebuilt, okay let's call it a draw".
4 rebuilt, especially since 3 of them are taller than the empire state building
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Old July 10th, 2011, 12:25 AM   #1826
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4 rebuilt, especially since 3 of them are taller than the empire state building
But 3 of them are smaller than the old South Tower
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Old July 10th, 2011, 02:57 AM   #1827
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Old July 10th, 2011, 03:22 AM   #1828
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this. enough with this stupid conversation.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 06:33 AM   #1829
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Are you referring to Kanto or someone else?
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Old July 10th, 2011, 11:09 AM   #1830
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Old July 10th, 2011, 12:03 PM   #1831
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What have I done to you?
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Old July 10th, 2011, 12:38 PM   #1832
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i love the heights of the new towers. They fit into the skyline context very well, instead of destroying it, like some supertalls already do in other cities. And to the height complainers. I wanna see ur reaction after all towers are built and you see them in real. i BET even you'll be impresssed.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 02:27 PM   #1833
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i love the heights of the new towers. They fit into the skyline context very well, instead of destroying it, like some supertalls already do in other cities. And to the height complainers. I wanna see ur reaction after all towers are built and you see them in real. i BET even you'll be impresssed.
This. I'll take 2WTC over a fugly 500 or 600m tower any day! Sometimes design is everything.
And btw, nice progress on 4WTC. Love the reflecting glass!
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Old July 10th, 2011, 04:36 PM   #1834
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Tower 4 all lit up by hoveringcheesecake, on Flickr

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Ground Zero by Vin_Schiano, on Flickr
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Old July 10th, 2011, 07:14 PM   #1835
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How Many more floors until it reaches the trapezoid levels?
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Old July 10th, 2011, 08:04 PM   #1836
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Old July 10th, 2011, 08:14 PM   #1837
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How Many more floors until it reaches the trapezoid levels?
15 more. They'll start on level 48.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 09:13 PM   #1838
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It's crazy to think that 1wtc now almost dominates the lm skyline, but when 4wtc is finished it will be a little taller than 1wtc is now.
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Old July 10th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #1839
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For the argument regarding this and the old WTC, move on, accept changes. New York is catching up with other mega cities and I think these towers are the most beautiful towers U/C at this moment. 4 man made marvels are better then 2 tall, dull and uninspiring towers any day.

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Old July 10th, 2011, 11:04 PM   #1840
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It's crazy to think that 1wtc now almost dominates the lm skyline, but when 4wtc is finished it will be a little taller than 1wtc is now.
A little? 4WTC will be 100ft taller than 1WTC right now!
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