Freedom Tower: WTC Replacement

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    What do you think of the redesigned Freedom Tower, the replacement for the WTC? While 1776 feet high, it is only 82 stories before the spire. It seems to be a weak replacemnt for the WTC towers.

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    I can't believe I agree with Donald Trump on something, but I would like to see the old towers replicated, just a bit taller.
     
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    Same here!
     
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    I am in complete agreement with Donald Trump (eek!). The towers should be rebuilt with all the necessary safety updates and one story taller.

    This, while lovely, looks more like a giant phallic symbol, rather than a symbol of freedom and a message to those who would like to harm our nation and our people.
     
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    hmmmmm--a phallic symbol or 2 big knockers --decisions, decisions
     
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    I liked the twisting corners and the uncentered anntenna much better. I don't see how these older design features were any less 'secure'.

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    LOL


    Whatever they put back up, they should top it with a big towering shiny Christian cross....as a nice pointed message to the infidels...

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    (i can hear the libs whining already...)
     
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    I agree, but I would prefer an updated and higher version of the original twins. A NYT article said that one of the new safety features of the redesigned Freedom Tower is that it is further off-set from the street to guard against truck bombs. I do not know why the anntenna position was changed. All together, the redesign of the Freedom Tower results in an uninspired and ordinary looking building.
     
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    There's something cockeyed about these new pictures of the current plan when the highest occupied floor (#83) is only a few floors above the neighboring buildings. Notice how in every pic they draw in occupied floors all the way too the roof of the tower, when in reality such substance would be a facade. Especially notice the lighting in this picture:

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    At least the original design was an honest memorial with clearly drawn empty space.
     
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    I'd like to qualify that if they actually build up occupied space to this height, as opposed to old plan, I'd strongly APPROVE. But there is no way the picture we are given of the new plan represents 83 floors of tenant space.

    Comments welcome... am I misreading the latest plans? :huh:
     

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