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Old Posted Sep 19, 2010, 1:15 PM
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SEPTEMBER 18, 2010

Some casual views of the tower as it stands...


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Loevely shots!

The building looks very huge now, just remember how small its footprint once appeared; shot from July 2008 (wtc.com):

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Has anybody even HEARD from Libeskind lately? Is his Manhattan studio still open, even?
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Old Posted Sep 20, 2010, 11:27 AM
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^ Libeskind is working on developments around the world.


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steel rising to the 40th floor yes!
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Has anybody even HEARD from Libeskind lately? Is his Manhattan studio still open, even?


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IN my opinion...

As a nod to the original and for the sake of sentimentality, I am surprised the architect didn't tweak the Blast Wall with a minor detail that would have brought a sense of continuity and familiarity into the lobby, thereby tying the future with the past.

See below what I would have liked to see. I left half undone, to show the before.


(Photoshopped from an original by NYguy found above.)
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This thing just needs a couple more floors and I should be able to see it from my living room window.
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Well, I think the FT already set the world record for most photographed construction site, anyway.
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IN my opinion...

As a nod to the original and for the sake of sentimentality, I am surprised the architect didn't tweak the Blast Wall with a minor detail that would have brought a sense of continuity and familiarity into the lobby, thereby tying the future with the past.

See below what I would have liked to see. I left half undone, to show the before.


(Photoshopped from an original by NYguy found above.)
Creative, i bet they just didnt think of it amongst everything else they were designing, I like the idea.
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^And seconded! I think it would be a nice tribute.
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^ If you look closely, it already kinda resembles the Twin Towers without that photo-shopped enhancement.
But your idea is clever. =)
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yes it resembles the twins but what he created was the gothic look on the base of the twins and it still could be done but they won't
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^ It would only be visible from inside, it would have been lost on most people.

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boar thats cool there are so much and good pictures. great
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^ It would only be visible from inside, it would have been lost on most people.
The finer points of architecture and attention to details, is lost on most people as it is. I hope that doesn't become any more of a reason for developers to cheap out on designs. They are getting lazy enough as it is.

That being said, people like me and maybe many others that will visit this particular building, would have understood that little touch. They would most certainly have a sad smile when they walked in the lobby and and saw the light streaming through the small Gothic arches. I would have felt a heart glow and warmth upon realizing the architect had reverence for the tower before it. More specifically, it would have cost practically nothing to do.
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The finer points of architecture and attention to details, is lost on most people as it is. I hope that doesn't become any more of a reason for developers to cheap out on designs. They are getting lazy enough as it is.
What I mean is that it would not be visible to most people, so it would be a wasted effort as a sort of tribute to the towers that stood before.
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^ If you look closely, it already kinda resembles the Twin Towers without that photo-shopped enhancement.
But your idea is clever. =)
The whole tower, from certain angles, looks almost exactly like one of the Twins, but for the spire on top.
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