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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 12:42 AM
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It doesn't have a blue tint! The reflection from the sky makes it look that way.
well that may be true but ive still never seen it in that silver color. they might as well make the renderings blue.
     
     
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well that may be true but ive still never seen it in that silver color. they might as well make the renderings blue.
I have:
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 1:08 AM
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umm the last 2 pictures, those are some of the best pictures of this building ive ever seen. kudos.
This may seem really stupid, but are those windows bulletproof, or sturdy at all?
The windows are basically embassy standard rated, they were tested out west to verify compliance with rating. The pressure wave & equivalent explosive charge are confidential for obvious reasons
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 1:22 AM
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http://observer.com/2012/08/in-updat...-like-a-spire/

In Updated Designs for 1 World Trade Center, Does the Spire Still Look Like a Spire?



Matt Chaban 8/07/12

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After all the wrangling over the updated designs for the Durst Organization-overseen 1 World Trade Center (we’ve heard there was a list of 20 changes the developer wanted from the Port, all eventually granted), new renderings have been released for the project. They show a building that looks a little sharper, perhaps a little less striking, but something still bound to dominate the skyline, as if that were not already abundantly clear from the just-about-topped-out tower. Have a look for yourself and decide whether this is an improvement.


One of the most debated pieces has been the spire, no longer encased in a giant sculpture, now looking wispy but visible.



The facade is meant to look solid and grand.



With or without its spire, the tower still dominates the downtown skyline.



From here, where's the point?



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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 2:35 AM
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Really evokes the feeling of looking up at the old tower here.
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 4:39 AM
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Looking great..
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 5:13 AM
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The new "spire" looks really thin and you can barely see it from far away (based on the pictures). I prefer the old, thicker design but at least a spire is being built.

What scares me is that there is no 2 WTC in those pictures and 3 WTC is capped off.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 6:43 AM
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Looks like a beautiful tower with the antenna (yes, ANTENNA is what it is) from Conde Nast. 'Nuff said... rant:
     
     
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World Trade Centers Today 8/7/2012 von Tony Shi. auf Flickr



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I will never get over the spire change.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 1:26 PM
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Fire condition this morning turned out to be a false alarm. Many fire trucks all over the place though. Looks like the cranes are being jumped too.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 1:47 PM
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What scares me is that there is no 2 WTC in those pictures and 3 WTC is capped off.
I don't why it should. What's shown in the rendering is what will be completed.
It's a certainty that tower 4 and the podium for tower 3 will be completed when the Freedom Tower is.



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EDIT: Pic was already posted. Ignore this.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 2:19 PM
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Amazing set of pics.....looks so real.....WTC is the KING !!!!
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 3:02 PM
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Oh man, the renderings... I really hope most or all of the cladding will be up on my next visit so I can take some really awesome pictures! The higher the cladding goes, the bigger it feels. Well, it already IS huge, even with the steel exposed... But the glass gives it a final and definite feeling of being a supertall.
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 3:09 PM
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There's probably no one more insulted and angry by the Durst's organization raping of his design for nothing more than a negligible amount of money than architect David Childs himself. I'm sorry, but no expensive rendering is going to wash over the ugliness of that industrial piece of steel on top of the building that they're trying to play off as a spire. Straightening the chamfered corners on the base really just makes the whole thing look like a bunker. Well...at least you won't be able to see the base from far away, but the spire really does look like shit. You can roll it around in sugary lights all you want, but at the end of the day, that's still one ugly bitch.

At this point, I'm so scared to see what Silverstein is going to do to WTC2...if that design gets screwed up, we might end with three could-have-been buildings on the most famous, symbolic, and important construction site in the United States of America...just to save maybe 5-10% of the project's total cost for developers who could absorb that minimal loss without even batting an eye.
     
     
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cranes jumped..... looking good!!!!


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Old Posted Aug 8, 2012, 3:18 PM
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Spire isn't good. If they maybe widen it up sorta like the BOA tower and maybe light the entire thing up lets say, bright white, Than Maybe. But as it is in the renderings, its a major disappointment.
     
     
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