Originally Posted by NYC=WTC
You know its funny that they can be almost finished with this building and still have design issues
You would think with all of the high profiled architects, engineers and other construction workers involved with this project that they can design a antenna/spire that is maintainable and cost efficient
It's not a matter of if they can, it's if it is desired, which it isn't according to Durst.
Originally Posted by dchan
The correspondent remarked that he had doubts about whether the building council would regard the stripped-down spire as an actual spire as opposed to an antenna, which would have a bearing on the 1WTC's official height. Both Ushery and the correspondent also made off-the-cuff remarks about the NYNJPA trying to save money on the spire. Therefore, IMO, the correspondent was really implying that the the new spire design was awful-looking and done out of cheapness. (note: this is only my opinion based on what I watched)
Most people seem to agree that the change is not for the better, but the people who it really matters to don't care, and we suffer for it.
Redeemer Downtown Photos
Chris New (seenew.net)