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^^It's the families of the victims that are scared, not New York. :eek:hno:
I wasnt talking just about ground zero, they whole city hasnt put up a decent 1000 footer recently, one that doesnt use a spire.
 

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There are rumours that the Tunnel Garage in the TriBeCa area near the Holland Tunnel could be slated for demolition as another run of the mill highrise would replace it. Residents of TriBeCa, Greenwich Village, and West Village have been rallying against its demolition. According to Forgotten NY, it was said to be the city's very first parking garage, and it was built in anticipation of the Holland Tunnel when it was first oppened.

 

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It is a hard thing to decide, both centimental and financial manners are at stake. I say keep the buiding.
 

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From the recent scaffolding, my guess is that 2 Columbus Circle will be recladded despite the many that opposed it. :down:

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newyorkrunaway1 said:
i agree, ny doesn't have to re-invent itself. it will remain an icon and stand above all else forever.
Nothing stands above all else forever, nothing ever lasts.

Sure New York will always be a great city, but as with every other city that has been number 1 before, it can't be forever...

Nice towers though:)
 

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Why not, unless a great dissaster, like an earthquake they say might happen. Not forever maybe, but im guesssing for the next 250 years why not?
 

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^^ No doubt it will be for a good few years yet, but have you seen China? The economy is growing so fast they don't know what to do with it! The cities are growing at an alarming rate, one city I think completes something like 20,000 sqmeters of office space per day!

It is getting so powerfull that soon no one will be able to keep up with it, and power= money, and money= big cities and big buildings.

I doubt any chinese city will ever have the heart of cities like NYC, or London, or Paris though, and on alot of levels I guess that is what counts!

Anyway back on topic! As I said great buildings, but it's a shame they werent past 1,000 to roof height, well I guess we will just have to wait for the Freedom tower! Whats the deal with that anyway?
 

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Staten Island needs stuff too. :bash: Maybe in a decade or so, they will get tall buildings by the waterfront.
 

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TalB said:
I looked at that link, and nobody was there.
Exactly

But it looks like they finally made a deal and the government is going to build the freedom tower and another one on Ground zero, Silversteen still is going to build the other 3.

It said they start construction as early as next week.
 

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"I have instructed our construction team to mobilize into the site tomorrow so that we can begin construction of the Freedom Tower immediately." -Larry Silverstein, April 26th of 2006
 
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