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View Poll Results: Which Building???
Chicago Spire 104 44.83%
Freedom Tower 116 50.00%
Neither 12 5.17%
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Uh oh New York, it looks like some sort of dinosaur is going through two of your new buildings.
Cloverfield, anyone?
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Old 07-01-2008, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Uh oh New York, it looks like some sort of dinosaur is going through two of your new buildings.
Haha. I've always said it looks like a venus fly trap. But with a $3 billion price tag and the Port Authority tightening its belt, it may end up going the way of the dinosaur.

WTC transit hub design changes after agency report -- amNY.com (http://www.amny.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-attacks-redevelopment,0,4976646.story - broken link)
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Cloverfield, anyone?
Ugh! What a waste of $8.50!
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Old 07-01-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Cloverfield, anyone?
I don't want to remember Cloverfield, 2 hours of dizziness.

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Haha. I've always said it looks like a venus fly trap. But with a $3 billion price tag and the Port Authority tightening its belt, it may end up going the way of the dinosaur.

WTC transit hub design changes after agency report -- amNY.com (http://www.amny.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-attacks-redevelopment,0,4976646.story - broken link)
It does look like a Venus Fly Trap. I was thinking a Stegosaurus.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:10 PM
 
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They aren't, I don't know where he got that from.
Yes they are

"According to Silverstein, Tower 3 would need to be redesigned (though the extent of that redesign is unclear) to suit Merrill, and the foundation plans for Towers 3 and 4 would have to be amended. Hence, the extension. A deal with Merrill Lynch to fully occupy the building would be a major coup for Silverstein, given the lengthy courtship of the firm by several developers. Work on Towers 3 and 4 is already underway. A look at Sir Richard Rogers' 71-story WTC Tower 3, aka 175 Greenwich Street, is presented above."

175 Greenwich is being slightly expanded (height and width) to hold Merrill Lynch since they demanded more space.

I've been keeping up with WTC news so I know what I'm talking about.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Freedom Tower.
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Old 07-01-2008, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Yeah, 175 Greenwich is going to be a bit taller and wider at the base to suit Merrill's needs.

Here's a good forum to keep up on NYC projects, including the WTC reconstr. New York Skyscrapers and Architecture - Wired New York Forum
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:52 PM
 
Location: USA
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We should oopen up another thread in 2012 when both projects are finished. I think opinions will definately change.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Well, I personally don't think it compliments the rest of the skyline. Cool building, but I don't like the way it affects the skyline as a whole.

I'm entitled to my opinion.

No need to freak out.

(PS: I wouldn't use the word global - the Asian cities are kicking our butts in terms of modernism and architecture.)

I guess the smile w/ a wink isn't a clear enough symbol that my statement was actually written w/ as smile on my face. Oh, and by the way take a good look at some of the buildings going up in Asia. As a Pulizter Prize winning Arch. critic here in Chi said some of their buildings are just plain 'ridiculous', e.i. Shanghai.
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:31 PM
 
Location: North Central Indiana
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I look at Dubai and wonder to myself what largley out of place building is next.
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