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I want the Twin Towers back as the originals but, stronger, taller, safer and mightier and as near the original footprints as possible.

Could this be a reality in a near future?
 

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Just one question - why ?
Those buildings are not pretty by today standards and they aren't all that effective as well. The windows were 70 cm wide (as far as I can remember), which is pretty bad by today standards.
Anyway, China already has some similar projects (in terms of facade) in progress.
 

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The closest thing to the World Trade Center left, is the BOK tower in Tulsa, which is where I live.

It is 203 meters, and the architect of the Twin Towers built this is a half scale replica I believe.
Don't forget about Century Plaza Towers, slightly shorter, but they are Twins, and were also designed by Minoru Yamasaki.


Century City by PhotoDogger, on Flickr
 

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In 2011 I did an interview with New Yorkers Leslie Robertson (who engineered the towers), Carroll Willis (director of the Skyscraper Museum) and Paul Goldberger (famous architecture critic) and none really wanted them back, pretty much for the same reason. The only way to really appreciate these towers is to regard them as a typical product of the time in which they were built. Whatever you may think of their appearance, especially on the town planning side, there was much left to be desired. Rebuilding these now would truly be a misfit given how we think about city centers these days.
 

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I loved the Twin towers, but they aren't going to be rebuilt, and it is time to move on. I realize that these buildings are important to you, but the longer you stay in the past, the harder it will be to get over these towers.

The only way they would ever get rebuilt, is if you became a billionaire, became prominent in NYC, and paid to have the buildings built, and lets face it, you have a 1 in 5 million chance at becoming a billionaire.
 

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lets face it, the twin towers looked ugly anyway. And they have allready built this new plaza
 
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