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Old Posted Sep 15, 2018, 2:23 AM
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Ah okay, I didn't know that about BIG's design. It does perhaps seem more tenant friendly especially towards the top of the building since it has larger floor plates as opposed to Foster's which gets narrow at that point.

If BIG's is built I hope it's at least tweaked a bit. It's utter garbage as is, and I'm not even that critical and like most buildings.

Larry Silverstein has probably forgotten more about real estate and development than any here will ever know. He's repeatedly said before that Foster's design was "dated" (Of course, that could happen with something that was designed a decade ago. Even 15 Penn was reportedly redesigned). But he's trying to get this tower built, and has also said options were open for the site in regards to Foster's design - as they should be. But I wouldn't count on a particular tenant saying "Hey Larry, whatever happened to that old Foster design?". You can visit any building website, be it office or residential, and they aren't trotting out designs that they don't intend to build. The smart thing to do is go with what you see before you, and everything I see points to BIG's design.
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Here's a crazy idea. What about BIG's blocks with the top block having Foster's diamond finish? I know it'd never happen, but it'd be an interesting compromise as those are really the two central elements of both designs.
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Could possibly work with the lower portioned block or two kept absolutely square with the subtlest of ascending transitions to the hexagonal dimensions of LNF's baby.
It'd actually turn out rather disjointed precisely because LNF's proposal isn't a box. You'll see what I mean when you look at it and notice that the diamonds aren't flush with one another.
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Sunday Morning on CBS aired this great segment yesterday, including an interview with Larry Silverstein, but they didn't mention the tower by name. Interesting piece though.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/decorat...th-street-art/
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Current state of affairs on site...I think they should switch it up for the holidays.



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It would’ve been nice if Alphabet anchored 2 WTC, but we’re lucky that they’re taking so much space in NYC.

https://nypost.com/2018/10/29/alphab...oot-workplace/
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It would’ve been nice if Alphabet anchored 2 WTC, but we’re lucky that they’re taking so much space in NYC.
Seriously... but someone please just anchor this building. It's amazing how towers this size can pop up around Manhattan because they all have tenants but one of the biggest landmark sites on the planet can't. Are people still scared after 9/11?
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I think further ammunition on the likely hood of the Foster design being a probability. The interview with yimby and silverstien was posted on the 2 wtc site under "news".

Unless I'm reading too much into it, for the question to be posed that foster may happen, and a "yes" answer as a possibility per Larry, depending on the tenant needs, always good.

So have faith is what I say!

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I think further ammunition on the likely hood of the Foster design being a probability. The interview with yimby and silverstien was posted on the 2 wtc site under "news".

Unless I'm reading too much into it, for the question to be posed that foster may happen, and a "yes" answer as a possibility per Larry, depending on the tenant needs, always good.

So have faith is what I say!


I think it's a win win, Foster's design is pretty cool looking and I wouldn't mind it at all. But BIG's has grown on me a lot and is massive all the way to the top like the original WTC.

But yea, tenant needed in either case
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Old Posted Oct 30, 2018, 4:58 PM
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Seriously... but someone please just anchor this building. It's amazing how towers this size can pop up around Manhattan because they all have tenants but one of the biggest landmark sites on the planet can't. Are people still scared after 9/11?
Relax. It's no different than it's always been. I don't know how many times I have to keep repeating this, but Downtown always has and always will take time to absorb as much space as the WTC is putting there. As far as Manhattan goes, you can't simply replace one building with another, one location with another. It's more complicated than that.
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