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Old Posted Jul 10, 2017, 8:41 PM
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Square, uninspired flat top; when we see what we could've had it is a de-inspiring flat top.

This tower takes me to borderline rancor.... This was supposed to be the nicest one of the three and all they did was just dumbed it down to a block within a block look.

Although I still don't agree with it I can understand that the cross-braces take out usable office space.

But those 4 spires were very unique and would have made an awesome impact on the skyline and nicely complemented 1WTC. This tower leased out nicely, there was money to keep true to the towers little bit of essence left... I mean Jeez why did Silverstein have to go so far out of his prudish way to even remove them also??

Just what a miserable an cheap pile of humanity Larry Silverstein is!

3 WTC, from grandiosity to abject banality; they could do a documentary off of it on "value engineering (AKA: increase profit margin after bait and switch).
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Square, uninspired flat top; when we see what we could've had it is a de-inspiring flat top.

This tower takes me to borderline rancor.... This was supposed to be the nicest one of the three and all they did was just dumbed it down to a block within a block look.

Although I still don't agree with it I can understand that the cross-braces take out usable office space.

But those 4 spires were very unique and would have made an awesome impact on the skyline and nicely complemented 1WTC.

The fact that the Freedom Tower has that giant antenna/spire, and its so close to this one is why I don't think the loss of the spires matters as much. It's still he same building. However, I do think the slight height cut overall makes this tower look even bulkier. Standing so closely to 4 WTC (also bulky) doesn't help to make this one soar the way that it should or would located somewhere else in Manhattan. But that's the effect of having so many large towers so close together.







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Old Posted Jul 12, 2017, 8:39 PM
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What beautiful shots!
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2017, 9:07 AM
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the "crown" turned out to be a real dud too. bummer.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2017, 4:06 PM
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^ I'm not in downtown proper too often, so the north facade is mainly what I see and I agree: it's just another box, nothing more and nothing less.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2017, 8:37 PM
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Although its exciting to see new development, I do hope the next era will bring more skyscrapers designed with more terraced peak like crowns, instead of these flat boxes. ie. The Chysler, ESB, One Vanderbilt ect.
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Old Posted Jul 16, 2017, 12:38 AM
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I don't know what you people are looking at, this building is gorgeous.


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That's one of the best shots of the complex I've ever seen.
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agree with NYGuy, this building is freaking awesome. Just a little higher please but the bracing and pinstripes make up for the loss of the spire. Id rather have the spire but it's still great without it.
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