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Old Posted Jun 7, 2008, 7:08 PM
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Norman Foster of London's Foster and Partners plan would have included a glass-encased underground mall with twin towers that would rise 1,765 feet. A walkway would connect them: "They kiss and touch," he said.
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I always felt like I was one of the only people that just didn't like that proposal.
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2008, 2:41 AM
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I always felt like I was one of the only people that just didn't like that proposal.
Same here.
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2008, 2:51 AM
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I originally wanted this proposal, and was disappointed when it didn't get picked.

However at the time it was in competition with the original Libeskind proposal that I thought sucked.

What we're actually going to get I think is cool.
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those towers look like they could fall very easy.
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those towers look like they could fall very easy.
Exactly. Not the visual effect you'd want, of all places, at the WTC site. Besides, they totally shat upon the opportunity to reintegrate some supertalls into the skyline through towers of varied height, just like it was done with the current lineup.

Build em in a denser urban context (as opposed to Foster's proposed open 16 acres of park) and elsewhere, like at the Hudson Yards development. Just not at the WTC.
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The towers looked tacky and significantly out-of-place with the rest New York's architecture.
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That's just brutal. At 500 feet it might look alright, but almost 1800 feet? It's like a cartoon.
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I guess that these towers were just designed as a fantasy to make us accept the destruction of the original WTC, to give us hope.
I remember a time when I supported this project.
I'm not sure I'd do it again today.
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Yea you sure have a point there.

Plus I wonder how they would have worked the elevators in that thing. I imagine the express elevators would run right through the middle at it's thinnest points, and the local elevators would run through the fatter parts of the buildings.
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I loved this proposal. Plus it would probably have been finished by now if they chose it.
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I would take something like the Russia Tower over this monstrosity any day.
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No way should this tower ever have been even Proposed.
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I don't remember this project and I don't like it, I prefer much more the Hearst tower, when was it proposed? Was it before or after he got the Hearst tower project approved? same triangular framing pattern, IMO 2 buildings with almost the same design wouldn't have been a good idea, and the new WTC deserved a more original design.
I'm very satisfied with the Freedom tower's design, it'll be great and nicely integrated in the skyline, much more than this proposal.
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I disagree. The tower on the top of the page is a monstrosity. The WTC became a NYC fixture!
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they sure as hell dident look so out of place thing with new york city is that you have all kinds of buildings that were built durring diffrent times so pretty much you can build anything and it will look good
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they sure as hell dident look so out of place thing with new york city is that you have all kinds of buildings that were built durring diffrent times so pretty much you can build anything and it will look good
Which is precisely my point. People whine and complain about how buildings look out of context and strange and fail to realize that the very fabric of New York is comprised of such absurd diversity and boldness.

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I disagree. The tower on the top of the page is a monstrosity. The WTC became a NYC fixture!
So then what reasoning do you have to suggest that the Foster WTC would not ultimately attain the same status?
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I would of never trusted this design it looks like it could collapse from a hurricane.
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