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Old May 16th, 2012, 11:39 PM   #1901
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I hope, if it even gets built, that they give 2WTC a flat roof. The slanted thing is just hideous to me. But I agree, they should have done two 1776 feet towers, by roof height, at least that would have been pushing the envelope a bit more....But at least we are getting something.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 01:47 AM   #1902
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It'll become an instant landmark.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 04:38 AM   #1903
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2 wtc has become my new favorite building since the you know what fiasco.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 04:52 AM   #1904
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I hope, if it even gets built, that they give 2WTC a flat roof. The slanted thing is just hideous to me. But I agree, they should have done two 1776 feet towers, by roof height, at least that would have been pushing the envelope a bit more....But at least we are getting something.
I love the slanted roof, it was designed by the great Norman Foster.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 05:11 AM   #1905
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Foster seems to like diamonds in his work, like 2wtc, Hearst Tower and 30 St Mary Axe
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Old May 18th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #1906
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I designed an identical tower to this for the CNN WTC design contest except mine had 5 extra towers. Basically 'rubics cube' columns sliced diagonally.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #1907
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The WTC 2 with 30 meters more...would be impressive
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Old May 18th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #1908
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Why not make 2wtc 1350 feet = 411 meters roof height, or 419 meters as the 1wtc. It shouldn't be so much more to pay, specially know when they save money with the antenna instead of the spire issue
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Old May 18th, 2012, 08:54 PM   #1909
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Why not make 2wtc 1350 feet = 411 meters roof height, or 419 meters as the 1wtc. It shouldn't be so much more to pay, specially know when they save money with the antenna instead of the spire issue
The PA isn't paying for 2WTC. Silverstein is.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #1910
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Silverstein is either going to make it at least 1455' roof height, to make it taller than the Willis... or is going to make it 2000', so it'll be the first USA/West-Hemi megatall.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 09:54 PM   #1911
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The foundations aren't strong enough to handle 2000'.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #1912
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The foundations aren't strong enough to handle 2000'.
We dont know that for certain. Afterall, its bedrock.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 10:08 PM   #1913
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I don't understand why people want to change this building; it's absolutely perfect as it is and we should be lucky if they don't make it cheaper looking than it is.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #1914
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It's all about the height.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #1915
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I think it is unsure at this point whether 2wtc will be any higher than a few stories due to finding tenants, etc...I think it will be lucky to be built as intended in the renderings. But I definately don't see 2wtc ever being built higher than 1wtc. It just wouldn't look right in its current design...If they gave it a flat roof, maybe..But not with that slanted roof.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 10:44 PM   #1916
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Silverstein is either going to make it at least 1455' roof height, to make it taller than the Willis... or is going to make it 2000', so it'll be the first USA/West-Hemi megatall.
Everything in this sentence is completely made up.

If you object to my assessment, then please provide sources to your claim that Silverstein will in fact increase the height of tower 2, and completely throw off the master plan that calls for tower 1 being the tallest, then tower 2 being slightly shorter than 1, then tower 3 being slightly shorter than 2, and 4 being slightly shorter than 3.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #1917
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Yeah I agree there is no way they would totally scrap the basic master plan and make 2WTC the tallest. I think the slant in the building's roof is supposed to somehow reflect light some way onto the memorial footprints of the towers (correct me if I'm wrong) so I doubt they'd make 2wtc taller than its neighbor. 1WTC is meant to be the flagship of the complex height-wise.
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Don't we have enough flat roofs?
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Old May 18th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #1919
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1WTC is meant to be the flagship of the complex height-wise.
It was also meant to be 1776 and obviously that didn't work, and since they already broke the site plan, it would be cool to make tower 2 at least the same height as tower 1 roofwise, I think taller it would make the complex look strange.

Silverstein needs to get tenants though before even thinking about adding floors, which obviously will likely not happen anyway.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #1920
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Yeah I agree there is no way they would totally scrap the basic master plan and make 2WTC the tallest. I think the slant in the building's roof is supposed to somehow reflect light some way onto the memorial footprints of the towers (correct me if I'm wrong) so I doubt they'd make 2wtc taller than its neighbor. 1WTC is meant to be the flagship of the complex height-wise.
You do realize that the "MASTER PLAN" has all but been thrown out the roof now? And 1 WTC is being run by Durst and the Port Authority. 2 WTC is Silverstein - if he wants to make a statement with 2 WTC and try to steal 1 WTC's thunder then more power to him. I doubt they could add anything more than a floor or two, though.
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