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Old 05-01-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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big long wtc 1 and big brooklyn nets across the river.
ny is finally getting its berrings back, so to speak,
seen? the whole world can grab on that lol.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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It's going to be an impressive building no question about that and comes fully equipped with the latest high-tech features with an antenna at the rooftop. I might visit the lobby.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:03 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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And PATH and tunnel and bridge toll increases to cover decades of money loss becasue of cost overruns on this behemoth.
Indeed. What a beautiful symbol of American bureaucracy. They do what's in the best interest of the PA. NY & NJ have some of THE worst airports in the country (all ran by the Port Authority). Yet, all they care about is real estate. Real estate. Why a body of government whose purpose is to maintain shipping ports, airports, bi-state bridges/tunnels is in the commercial real estate game is beyond me. I want my money back.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:37 AM
 
Location: New York
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I still think this is a bad idea.. they should've just made a museum instead.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Indeed. What a beautiful symbol of American bureaucracy. They do what's in the best interest of the PA. NY & NJ have some of THE worst airports in the country (all ran by the Port Authority). Yet, all they care about is real estate. Real estate. Why a body of government whose purpose is to maintain shipping ports, airports, bi-state bridges/tunnels is in the commercial real estate game is beyond me. I want my money back.

Because that's how they justify their immense salaries (enhanced by bribes from developers.) You cannot get bribes from real estate developers unless you develop real estate.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:34 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Because that's how they justify their immense salaries (enhanced by bribes from developers.) You cannot get bribes from real estate developers unless you develop real estate.
That doesn't make any sense, though. Decisions like real estate deals can only be made by the Board of Commissioners, who don't get paid. They are political appointees, so that tells you something right there, and I doubt they are poverty-stricken, but they don't get salaries to be Commissioners, immense or otherwise.

The cops who get all that overtime don't decide to build real estate, hehehe.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Harlem World
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"the Board of Commissioners, who don't get paid"

Brown Paper Bags with green filling wink wink
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:52 AM
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Location: Western Massachusetts
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If completed there will be 4 tall towers rather than 2. By roof height:

One World Trade Center: 1368 feet
Two World Trade Center: 1270 feet
Three World Trade Center: 1168 feet
Four World Trade Center: 978 feet

Four should top out this month.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:29 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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"the Board of Commissioners, who don't get paid"

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LOL, now you're catchin' on.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:42 AM
 
Location: 20 years from now
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meh...are they using this to distract from the fact that it took nearly 12 years to get it up, when in fact it only took 6 years to get the first two up?
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