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Old July 23rd, 2013, 07:39 PM   #2701
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Holy cow! Think you could re-size that?

Here's a drawing of the WTC Site showing the 2 WTC's "wedge of light".

Some seem to think it all bull and that it'll never happen.....

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Old July 23rd, 2013, 07:53 PM   #2702
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could someone explain that further?
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 08:04 PM   #2703
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Wedge of light is an idea Foster came up with.

From NYTimes.
By EDWARD WYATT
Published: May 01, 2003
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/01/ny...-of-light.html

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His comments came after Eli Attia, an architect who has been a frequent critic of the rebuilding process, published a study showing that 40 percent to 99 percent of the Wedge of Light would be in shadow cast by the Millenium Hilton Hotel during the times when Mr. Libeskind had said it would be free of shadows.

Mr. Libeskind said he had never intended to convey anything different. Rather, he said, the Wedge of Light is created by ''the effect of the facades of the building reflecting the light back into the plaza.'' The effect is not linear, he said, but ''a three-dimensional phenomenon'' that is ''about the ambience of light and the reflections of light between the buildings.''
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 08:05 PM   #2704
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the 'wedge of light' isn't so much a quality of 2 WTC, it is one of the entire complex. It has something to do with sunlight on 9/11
2 WTC's main 'easter egg' i guess you call it is that the left and right diamonds point towards the memorial pools, so you can see where the original twin towers once stood, as seen in that drawing
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 08:08 PM   #2705
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Yes, my mistake.

I get confused between 2 WTC reflecting light onto the pools and the Wedge of Light.
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 08:08 PM   #2706
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Libeskind discusses the Wedge of light:

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Old July 23rd, 2013, 08:12 PM   #2707
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the 'wedge of light' isn't so much a quality of 2 WTC, it is one of the entire complex. It has something to do with sunlight on 9/11
2 WTC's main 'easter egg' i guess you call it is that the left and right diamonds point towards the memorial pools, so you can see where th of lighte original twin towers once stood, as seen in that drawing
on every september 11, at 8:46am and 10:29am the sun will shine directly into the oculus creating a ''wedge of light'' when the sun reflects off of 2wtcs diamonds,sunlight will be reflected down into the memorial pools.this video will explain:http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/th...e-of-light.htm
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 08:23 PM   #2708
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on every september 11, at 8:46am and 10:29am the sun will shine directly into the oculus creating a ''wedge of light'' when the sun reflects off of 2wtcs diamonds,sunlight will be reflected down into the memorial pools.this video will explain:http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/th...e-of-light.htm
What about 9:01am? Why not 9:01am?
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 08:25 PM   #2709
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8:46 is when the terrorist attack begun and 10:29 is when the north tower fell
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 08:35 PM   #2710
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8:46 is when the terrorist attack begun and 10:29 is when the north tower fell
Obviously, I know that. But why not 9:01am when the 2nd plane hit? or 9:59am when the south tower fell? Why are they only giving the north tower the light?
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 08:38 PM   #2711
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Obviously, I know that. But why not 9:01am when the 2nd plane hit? or 9:59am when the south tower fell? Why are they only giving the north tower the light?
8:46 was when the first tower was hit and 10:29 was when the 2nd tower fell(north tower).it is symbolic because 8:46 was when the terror attacks began in NYC and 10:29 was when they ended.
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Old July 23rd, 2013, 10:29 PM   #2712
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Holy cow! Think you could re-size that?
Oh damn, that was way bigger than I thought. I don't have a photo hosting account to upload a resized one, I was just linking to the original. But at least it's at the end of the page, right...?
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Old July 25th, 2013, 08:29 AM   #2713
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If they made the tower taller would it ruin the wedge of light?
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Old July 25th, 2013, 09:42 AM   #2714
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If they made the tower taller would it ruin the wedge of light?
They aren't.
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Old July 25th, 2013, 05:45 PM   #2715
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height would not effect the "wedge of light" in theory on Sept 11, the wedge of light would pass through between tower 2 & 3 to light up the memorial at 9:11 am (not sure of exact time)

I think Libeskind requested Foster to shortened the width of the southern facade of tower 2 fir the light to pass through to hopefully create this effect.

We will not know for a while if his calculations will work.
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Old July 25th, 2013, 06:29 PM   #2716
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Old July 26th, 2013, 02:23 AM   #2717
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I think Libeskind requested Foster to shortened the width of the southern facade of tower 2 fir the light to pass through to hopefully create this effect.
Actually the old floor plan called for the base to be rectangular, it was only when Libeskind called for the wedge of light that Foster had to edit the rectangle with chamfered corners of all the sides not only the southern facade. Had it only been the southern side that was changed the parallelograms on top would not have looked correct.
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Old July 26th, 2013, 03:57 AM   #2718
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2 WTC looks great in those renderings, although I think it would look even better and more elegant if it had a bit darker tinted glass than 1 WTC. But I don't think these renderings can represent the final look of the glass, like the glass on 4 WTC.

Maybe a bit off-topic, but the more I look at these renderings, the more I wish they hadn't decreased the height of tower 3. In these renderings it still has its original height, which makes it look perfect in line with 2 and 4 WTC. But after making these renderings the height was decreased by about 100 feet, which makes it barely higher than 4WTC unfortunately (not counting the spires).
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Old July 26th, 2013, 04:48 AM   #2719
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From 3WTC Thread a close up of the soon to be the 6th tallest building in the U.S. and the third tallest in NYC behind 1WTC and 432 ParkAvenue. I bring u Two World Trade Center image hosted on flickr
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Old July 31st, 2013, 03:05 PM   #2720
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never mind.The wedge of light has to do with the transportation hub
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