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Old 05-08-2010, 11:42 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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When the Freedom Tower comes up will it be the biggest building in the US?
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:44 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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Nice
Yeah its called the Tower Verre.
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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When the Freedom Tower comes up will it be the biggest building in the US?
No, it will not. I don't believe it's going to be taller than the Sears Tower in Chicago. On the other hand, I don't think most New Yorkers are still into that "we've gotta have the tallest building" mentality. This city introduced skyscrapers to the world...we've done our job!
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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No, it will not. I don't believe it's going to be taller than the Sears Tower in Chicago. On the other hand, I don't think most New Yorkers are still into that "we've gotta have the tallest building" mentality. This city introduced skyscrapers to the world...we've done our job!
It technically will be taller than the Sears Tower (1776 ft vs 1730 ft) and since the Chicago Spire (2,000 ft) is on hold the Freedom Tower will be the tallest in the U.S.

Under Construction, Approved, and Proposed:

1. One World Trade Center - 1,776 feet tall
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/Freedom_Tower_New.jpg (broken link)

=2. Madison Square Garden Tower (twin) - 1,400 feet tall
=2. Madison Square Garden Tower (twin) - 1,400 feet tall

3. Two World Trade Center - 1,350 feet tall
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...f5/Tower22.jpg

4. Hudson Place Tower I - 1,300 feet tall
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...dson_Place.jpg

5. Three World Trade Center - 1,250 feet tall
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7d/175_Greenwich_Street.jpg (broken link)

6. Manhattan West Tower I - 1,216 feet tall

7. Vornado Tower - 1,198 feet tall

8. Hudson Place Tower II - 1,080 feet tall

9. Tower Verre - 1,050 feet tall
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...3rd_Street.jpg

Just to put things in perspective, the Empire State Building is 1,454 feet tall to the top, and the Chrysler Building & NY Times Building are both 1,046 feet tall so all building's above will be taller than the Chrysler Building/NY Times Building.
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:56 AM
 
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Besides the freedom tower will NYC add a new skyscraper?
I agree with some of the other posters. There are always "skyscrapers" going up in the city. Many of them would really stand out and drastically change the skyline elsewhere, but do not here.

There are several going up, or are planned to go up in the very near future. It seems that the cities that are planning most of the newer super-massive structures are places that are just trying to get noticed (i.e. Dubai), NYC doesn't need to do that.

Check this out:

New York City - SkyscraperPage.com
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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The more skyscrapers the more problems in this already overcrowded city
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:26 AM
 
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The more skyscrapers the more problems in this already overcrowded city
I recall that you've said about NYers that they're all rude, angry, mean, etc. Do you realize that by the tone most of your other posts, you should fit in nicely.

Do you ever post on the boards of your imagined paradise, California? Why spend so much time dogging New York? Try not to wallow in negativity so much and you'll become a happier person.

I really don't understand how people stick around a place that they despise so much. Go. Be free!
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: New York, New York
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The more skyscrapers the more problems in this already overcrowded city
Skyscrapers are one reason why New York is so iconic. Since when do major cities stop building?
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Tribeca, New York City
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No, it will not. I don't believe it's going to be taller than the Sears Tower in Chicago. On the other hand, I don't think most New Yorkers are still into that "we've gotta have the tallest building" mentality. This city introduced skyscrapers to the world...we've done our job!
No, Freedom Tower will be taller than the Sears Tower. It will be the tallest in the United States, and the 5th (I believe) tallest tower in the world.

Also, Hotel Pennsylvania will be demolished soon, and a 1,250 tower will take its place.

http://www.observer.com/files/full/15_penn%5B1%5D.JPG (broken link)
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15 Penn Plaza

http://www.observer.com/2010/real-es...-tallest-tower
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