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Old August 13th, 2014, 09:41 PM   #4421
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I'm sure it will be completed way quicker than the Ryugyong Hotel.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 12:02 AM   #4422
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We have to wait until the 21st? What a bummer. This tower is such a tease. It just plays with our hopes and suspense.
Will be put in operation, all parts will be coming about 4-5 day earlier
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Old August 14th, 2014, 07:08 AM   #4423
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The first official logo for the entire WTC Campus has finally been created and revealed today. Hopefully this will make people realize the complex as a unity, not just consisting of Tower 1.



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Can you see a trident — an abstract trident recalling those three-fingered steel columns at the base of the twin towers, still standing after the 2001 attack, symbolizing New York City’s resilience?

It is there, in the World Trade Center’s new logo, which was revealed on Wednesday when the latest display panels were installed along a construction fence on Vesey Street.

Do you discern two parallel spaces in the upper half of the logo? They are intended to evoke the memorial beacons of the Tribute in Light. And the two bars on the lower half of the logo? The deep pools of the National September 11 Memorial.

Look again, and the five bars might be taken for five towers: 7 World Trade Center, long finished and open; 1 and 4 World Trade Center, nearing completion; 3 World Trade Center, under construction; and 2 World Trade Center, still on the drawing board.

And yes, now that you mention it, the whole thing is a stylized W — for World Trade Center, of course, but also for Westfield World Trade Center, the name of the luxury shopping center that is to open there next year.

(You are excused if you missed the fact that the slope across the upper bars is at a 17.76-degree angle, reflecting the height of 1 World Trade Center.)

“The logo acts as an icon for the whole physical space of the 16 acres,” said Erica Dumas, a spokeswoman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the trade center site.

The new emblem includes the words “World Trade Center” set in the Helvetica Ultra Compressed typeface. It will not replace the logos of individual occupants of the trade center site, but is supposed to lend a graphic unity to way-finding signs, building entrances, digital directories, kiosks, uniforms, websites, apps and marketing materials.

Landor Associates, a corporate identity firm whose best known creation may be the FedEx brand, was awarded a $3.57 million contract by the authority board in 2013.

Before Sept. 11, 2001, the trade center’s logo featured the pinstriped twin towers popping out of what almost looked like a Taiji symbol. An impromptu interim emblem was devised by superimposing a billowing American flag on the twin towers.

Landor faced a challenge in devising a trademark that would be acceptable to all of the site’s occupants, pay homage to a tragic past and create a hopeful image for the future.

“It’s an impossible task,” said James Biber, a principal at Biber Architects. He works in the nearby Woolworth Building and paused on Vesey Street to inspect the new logo. “It’s so anonymous that it almost evaporates.”

“Maybe this is the last step in the rebranding of something that has disappeared,” he added.

Douglas Riccardi, the principal in the design firm Memo, was with Mr. Biber. He seemed more forgiving of the complex design. “Its strength is its ability to be seen in many ways,” he said. “You could never get more meaning in five little bars. The problem is that people may not bother to find out what the meanings are.”
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Old August 14th, 2014, 05:28 PM   #4424
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I don't like it, it's kind of ugly. They should have put the towers in the logo like they did with the twins.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 06:12 PM   #4425
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Clever, but quite boring. I guess that's kind of the point though. Easy to recognize, unoffensive.

Edit: I like it a bit better now that I've seen it head on. Here's a designer's take on it: The World Trade Center Has A New, Very Confusing Logo





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Old August 14th, 2014, 06:41 PM   #4426
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If I was designing the logo, I would've done something like these...

First one shows all buildings individually with their unique shape, the second one I like more because of the colors and the blending of colors when each building is in front of the other to show unity.

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Old August 14th, 2014, 06:51 PM   #4427
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Finally new rebars on the core!!!

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Old August 14th, 2014, 07:01 PM   #4428
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If I was designing the logo, I would've done something like these...

First one shows all buildings individually with their unique shape, the second one I like more because of the colors and the blending of colors when each building is in front of the other to show unity.

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That's what I imagined the entire time! The new logo is ugly, boring and has no unity for the site. It basically just looks like one of the tridents. They can't do anything right.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 07:36 PM   #4429
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The new logo is extremely boring and I really don't believe many people would associate it with this project. It would be interesting to show people just the logo and see if they could tell you what project or buildings it was associated with! The logo even shows three buildings with slanted roofs and that certainly doesn't exist in this project!
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Old August 14th, 2014, 09:03 PM   #4430
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There's a reason you're not a logo designer.

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If I was designing the logo, I would've done something like these...

First one shows all buildings individually with their unique shape, the second one I like more because of the colors and the blending of colors when each building is in front of the other to show unity.

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Old August 14th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #4431
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The logo on wtc.com is what the official one should be, it looks great.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 11:45 PM   #4432
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There's a reason you're not a logo designer.
I really like those logos, even better than the official one. I especially like the second one, and it would be even better if the buildings are in location relative to each other and the memorial beacons were shown.

I don't really like the official logo because even though it's symbolic and has a lot of meaning, it's not pretty. It barely recognizes the new buildings, and I think 17.76 degrees thing just made it look weird. They chose symbolism over beauty. At least it's only a logo.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 11:53 PM   #4433
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It looks like something out of an '80s video game
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Old August 14th, 2014, 11:56 PM   #4434
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I really like those logos, even better than the official one. I especially like the second one, and it would be even better if the buildings are in location relative to each other and the memorial beacons were shown.

I don't really like the official logo because even though it's symbolic and has a lot of meaning, it's not pretty. It barely recognizes the new buildings, and I think 17.76 degrees thing just made it look weird. They chose symbolism over beauty. At least it's only a logo.
Tbh it looks a lot like the Libeskind towers
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Old August 15th, 2014, 12:39 AM   #4435
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Those logos look far better than the official one. It is a shame he is not a logo designer.
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Old August 15th, 2014, 12:42 AM   #4436
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If I was designing the logo, I would've done something like these...

First one shows all buildings individually with their unique shape, the second one I like more because of the colors and the blending of colors when each building is in front of the other to show unity.

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You have some impressive talent. I really like the colored logo best. It is beautiful, elegant and simple. You should get into logo designing
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Old August 15th, 2014, 12:45 AM   #4437
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I would've liked a logo that showed the spiral effect of the towers, as that was the intention of the master plan.
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Old August 15th, 2014, 12:56 AM   #4438
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Thanks to all the people who thought the designs I made were nice. What a priviledge would it be if the people of the WTC Logo changed it for the one I made haha.
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Old August 15th, 2014, 02:34 AM   #4439
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it is missing wtc 5 and wtc 6 on these logos....
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Old August 15th, 2014, 02:39 AM   #4440
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I find it funny that there is a picture of rebar work resuming yet the big story of the day on this thread is the new logo.
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