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Old October 28th, 2013, 07:23 PM   #2901
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Shekels isn't a 'Jewish' word. Shekels is a generic term. In my econ exams you'll find the most common currency to be the 'Alien Shekel'
DIdn't know that. Thanks. I just Googled shekels and everything comes back as ancient Hebrew which I'm under the impression is Jewish.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 12:28 AM   #2902
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He should lease it at cost. This should be about helping the city rebuild a symbolic complex -- not greed and making shekels.
He's a developer. He's not running a charity.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 02:26 AM   #2903
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DIdn't know that. Thanks. I just Googled shekels and everything comes back as ancient Hebrew which I'm under the impression is Jewish.
His insistence on reminding us that Gary Barnett's real name is Gershon seems to be a part of this strange (especially for a New Yorker) preoccupation.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 02:34 AM   #2904
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He's a developer. He's not running a charity.
This is a symbolic site. He could have walked away after 9-11, but he wanted to rebuild. This site is not the place to make money.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 05:28 AM   #2905
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This is a symbolic site. He could have walked away after 9-11, but he wanted to rebuild. This site is not the place to make money.
Really? What's more American symbolic then $
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Old October 29th, 2013, 06:20 AM   #2906
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Old October 29th, 2013, 06:17 PM   #2907
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DIdn't know that. Thanks. I just Googled shekels and everything comes back as ancient Hebrew which I'm under the impression is Jewish.
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shekels
It's American slang for a coin. I've heard it many times and never in a anti Semintic context. But the root is Jewish sure.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 06:21 PM   #2908
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Maybe it's a slang for american coin,as far as i know it also the official money in use at israel,known better as:New Israeli Shekel
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Old October 29th, 2013, 09:07 PM   #2909
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It's American slang for a coin. I've heard it many times and never in a anti Semintic context. But the root is Jewish sure.
No doubt a negative connotation seemingly innocent enough but with under lying bias.

Anyways back to WTC2
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Old October 29th, 2013, 09:16 PM   #2910
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I would have just rather junked the WTC 3 concept and gone with WTC 2. It's clearly the most iconic of the towers, the best design and symbolically with the slanted diamond roofs works so well being aligned with the Memorial. Citi's decision to reject WTC2 for a far less glamorous and forward looking drab headquarters really disappointed me, but hopefully it won't take til the end of the decade to get this great tower going beyond groundbreaking level.
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Old October 31st, 2013, 04:18 AM   #2911
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Silverstein is saving the best for last! 2 WTC is his jewel and he prefers 3 WTC & 4WTC to set the market for this tower. Of all the towers he will ask tops here. We will just have to wait a little longer.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 04:21 AM   #2912
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easily my most favorite building in nyc
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Old November 13th, 2013, 06:22 AM   #2913
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I guess you could say building 2 is "number one."
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Old November 14th, 2013, 12:45 AM   #2914
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Just posted to show my Avi! That explains it all!




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Old November 14th, 2013, 05:01 AM   #2915
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^I love the Avi and the tower itself... and my take on the patience of us WTC II lovers is indeed they're saving the best for last, and it will be well worth the wait!
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Old November 14th, 2013, 05:07 AM   #2916
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Of course, it can't compare to my avatar though.
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Old November 14th, 2013, 05:30 AM   #2917
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Of course, it can't compare to my avatar though.
Lol. I see you changed it again eh?? Yours is awesome too but I have to be completely honest, I am fair and not biased... mine has the edge.
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Old November 14th, 2013, 05:33 AM   #2918
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I'm with VG.

2 WTC reigns supreme as NY's next iconic skyscraper.

Dat facade...... The glass....... Those diamonds.....

Sorry, LAF. Chrysler loses.
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¿Some new news about this amazing building?......
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Old November 14th, 2013, 09:00 PM   #2920
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Yup folks, 2WTC is a masterpiece.Foster really did an awesome job designing this gem
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