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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:14 PM   #3941
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Is it bad that I hope this deal fall through now?
I was thinking the same thing. It's possible, as deals with this tower that have passed this "letter of intent" stage have fallen through, although it is not probable, because it is the most economical thing to do. Apparently, according to Wired, Silverstein and the architects of One, Three, and Four World Trade approve. I'm just asking, why? I think the design doesn't look too bad because it does have some interesting features, but the Foster design was exponentially better, and this doesn't really fit in with the rest of the WTC, especially from every angle except for maybe southwest. This deal will most likely fall through, so the best thing to do is to be realistic and make some revisions to make the tower less of an eyesore.

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On the bright side, BIG has taken every step to ensure that we get a LOT of renderings:






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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:15 PM   #3942
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BIG's design is what they're going with- even if the deal falls through. They've already updated their official website with the renderings. Foster's design is dead.
http://www.wtc.com/media/photos
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #3943
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if the cantilevers were to be done away with, this tower would look much better.
Yes, if the northern façade of the base were flush all the way up, this design would be far less objectionable.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:18 PM   #3944
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I rarely say negative things but this design is just ugly! and I don't mean that it is bad looking. It is F**** UGLY AS SH***!!! I just came back from a visit to WTC and I can't believe that they will build this goddamn monstrosity in that beautiful place!!! I just don't get it. How can a person spend hours designing something like this. Somewhere along the way he should have just step away, come back and say: "F*** this is horrible, scrape it". Why did it not happen?
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:19 PM   #3945
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if the cantilevers were to be done away with, this tower would look much better.
Seriously. Just lining it up like the "staircase" design for 50 Hudson Yards would have been an improvement over this twisting, leaning, jutting, cantilevering mess.

Lots more to say about this, but I think I need to take some deep breaths first. Suffice it to say, I am unhappy.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:20 PM   #3946
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This was a masterpiece from THE great genius of contemporary architecture!
In a vacuum, sure! At the WTC, no.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:21 PM   #3947
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How absolutely grotesque and stupid!

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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:22 PM   #3948
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I doubt Fox will even be in this tower for very long. They'll move to the next trophy tower in 20 years and we'll be stuck with this monstrosity for the rest of the century.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:24 PM   #3949
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:26 PM   #3950
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Of course the spires on 3WTC were scrapped. Figures.

God, f*cking Chongqing can produce better designs than every tower at the WTC.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:28 PM   #3951
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Of course the spires on 3WTC were scrapped. Figures.
Some renderings still have them, some do not. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:31 PM   #3952
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Not only is the whole tower boring, but my god the top is the most boring thing ever. They went from one of the coolest tops in the planet with the 4 diamonds, to this lackluster finale to a mediocre tower. BIG is a huge disappointment, and it infuriates me that after all these years of following so closely this is what we're getting.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:31 PM   #3953
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Let's fill in those dotted lines at least! It can have the stair-stepping shape carved out of the block (or better yet, make it a giant slant).

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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:33 PM   #3954
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wowww is this the new render in WTC?, because is so similar a building in Bogotá, Colombia.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:33 PM   #3955
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Honestly, if Foster's design was cancelled, I would rather they just demolish the foundations and fill the hole up. That way it wouldn't block the Transport Hub dome.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:34 PM   #3956
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see, so much less annoying without those stupid cantilevers.

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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:37 PM   #3957
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looks much classier than whatever you might call BIG's design.
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:43 PM   #3958
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Money talks!..Murdoch is a piece of shit but thanks mister Murdoch for bringing that project back on track!I feel sorry to see so many people unhappy but,come on,at least we have something!
At dinner time would you rather have an empty plate in front of you or one with dog shit on it?
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:45 PM   #3959
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Old June 9th, 2015, 10:49 PM   #3960
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This is like deja vu of when one wtcs spire was changed, I'm sure when its actually built, many people will have a different opinion on this building.
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