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Old 07-23-2013, 08:58 PM
 
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I kind of see it as not wanting to copy what was in the past. Maybe the feeling was that the twin towers were the only ones that could match themselves and there needed to be some new air, a new generation to come in.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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The new one is pretty impressive. You have to admit the WTC site is far more interesting now than it was pre 9/11
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:30 AM
 
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I feel the new tower just kind of blends in with the skyline, whereas the twin towers stood out and looked distinctly "NYC".....I will always miss the towers.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:37 PM
 
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I think they should of built the twin tower again, except this time they'd be called the freedom towers and put the memorial inside of each building.but yet again it depends on how safe and sufficiant national and local security.but in the future i do believe the memorial will be a burden for the city because the memorial is actually an ideal place to expand the financial sector when it needs to grow and that will probably happen during this century or the next century.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:44 PM
 
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the should just build another tower the same hieght but different design.
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:53 PM
 
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What they should have done was eliminate the threat the first time when they tried to bring them down with a truck bomb in the parking garage.

In my opinion I think that those events were so horrific that it would have been best not to try and bring back those memories by duplicating the old buildings. We should never forget that horrible day but a lot of times it's best to leave the past where it lies.

Off the record I think they should have designed the new tower as a middle finger and faced in the direction of the Middle East.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:00 PM
 
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Off the record I think they should have designed the new tower as a middle finger and faced in the direction of the Middle East.
Exactly what I was thinking.
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:24 PM
 
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What they should have done was eliminate the threat the first time when they tried to bring them down with a truck bomb in the parking garage.

In my opinion I think that those events were so horrific that it would have been best not to try and bring back those memories by duplicating the old buildings. We should never forget that horrible day but a lot of times it's best to leave the past where it lies.

Off the record I think they should have designed the new tower as a middle finger and faced in the direction of the Middle East.
Amen to that brother!
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:23 PM
 
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Team America! Fudge yeah!
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:31 PM
 
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The architecture on the original twins was also dated before the ribbon-cutting ceremony. It was that post-modern block shaped "imposing" style like you see with the Seagram Building, very mid-20th century. There are smaller buildings in that style all over Midtown.

It's true as well that many people hated the twins before they opened and Phillip Petit walked the wire. It took a lot of PR to turn people's minds around. For most of the history of NYC there were no Twin Towers. That space used to be Radio Row. Same deal now with the new one(s). People hated them at first. Now they're starting to change their minds.
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