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The New World Trade Center - Awesome!  
User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11088 times:

http://www.wtc2002.com

Check out the design for the new WTC. It's amazing! What a great architect!




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User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11046 times:

Read this:
The Twin Towers were 1320 Feet high. Mr Turner proposes to raise the structures to a height of 1449 feet, which, with the communications tower, will create the world’s tallest building at 1750 feet.

The concept comprises of five (5) cylindrical towers topped by an 11 story pyramid, arising from an enclosed, transparent, climatically controlled landscaped biosphere.

The fifth central tower accomodates 50 high speed elevators, each named after a State of The United States of America. The elevators are linked to the towers by transit levels every 10 floors, and two, seven story hydroponically landscaped galleries unify the massive aerial structures at the 45th and 75th levels.

The five circular floors atop the towers will include two revolving restaurant floors (one 'a la carte' International cuisine, one International buffet cuisine), two revolving tourist observation platforms with the fifth being the conference center for the 11 story ‘boutique hotel’ in the form of a pyramid. (For example, Hyatt-In-The Sky)

A total of 111 floors rise above the sidewalks of Lower Manhattan.

The below-grade service areas (seven storys) and subway lines will extend under the entire site, above which, the domed enclosure of the Biosphere will accommodate commercial, residential, entertainment and related functions, including convention facilities, concert, opera, and theater halls along with recreation areas.

Within the Biosphere there will be 2833 living trees planted. Each living tree will be named and a plaque set at its base as a living memorial to those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001.



User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11037 times:

LY772

I read it. It sounds awesome! I hope this project goes through. It will show those terrorists that America will get through this tragedy!



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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11030 times:

Very impressive but it's going to be controversial.

User currently offlineSAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11031 times:

Sorry, I don't think it looks that great - very reminiscent of Canary Wharf in London. This is the 21st Century, and such an important project as this should be as futuristic and as ground-breaking as possible.

User currently offlineLY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11028 times:

Saintsman: What is going to be controversial?

User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11017 times:

Looks like something from Star Wars or SimCity 2000/3000. I like the part about security:

Our Cyber City will have a State of the Art External Security System which at this stage evolves around "Sound Waves" which has the capacity at a specific frequency to repel flying objects up to a five mile circumference. We will seek support from the political system to bring about an edict that a "Five Mile No Fly Zone" area is put into effect around the island of Manhattan.

If they can really do that, I'm for it.

Overall, I like it.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11027 times:

I am surprised that Art Bell hasn't covered that security system yet.


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User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11011 times:

Saintsman I think you mean the families of the tragedy will find it controversial, right? If so, they are planning on building a biosphere on the ground floor with 2,833 trees named after each victim of 9/11 as a memorial. I think that's a nice gesture.

SAS23, I have spoken to several architects and engineers and they were all impressed by the design. If you read the webpage you will most probably be impressed. It's very futuristic, you can't deny that!



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User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10999 times:

LY722,

By controversial I don't mean the building itself but the fact as to whether they should rebuild on the site. There are lots of different factions on that issue.


User currently offlineAsbg From Israel, joined Feb 2000, 538 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 11007 times:

Even though it look a bit bombastic I love the design.
I just don't know what will the new New York skyline will look like.

The new WTC has a much more modern design that the other buildings.


User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10984 times:

Not the most aesthetic design, but the good thing looks like the structures support each other. A similar attack to that of last year might not be as successful (you have to admit, building this thing will be an open invitation to 9/11 happening again)

But it's far better than admitting dwelling on defeat by leaving the area bare. Rebuild!

Charles


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10989 times:

Visually, it has a bit too much defiance and a bit too little elegance for me. Especially the pyramid looks "tacked on" and totally unrelated to the rest.

But the overall concept looks pretty good...


User currently offlineAsbg From Israel, joined Feb 2000, 538 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10981 times:

Is there are reason that they chose to build 4 towers?
Does the number 4 mean anything?

Sam.


User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10962 times:

Doesn't look as good as the downed one...

User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10952 times:

Sam they're actually five. I think there's also another cylindrical tower in the center!


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10942 times:

It looks fantastic.

I can't wait.



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User currently offlineAsbg From Israel, joined Feb 2000, 538 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10940 times:

Oops I didn't realize it was 5  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Does the 5 mean anything or it's just the design?

Sam.


User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10944 times:

When they going to start building it and when is it gonna be finished anyone no?


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10925 times:

5 towers.... not 4.

JET


User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10919 times:

I think it's just the design. I think the biosphere is a great gesture for the families of the victims of 9/11. I can't wait till it's a part of the beautiful NYC skyline!


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10892 times:

I do not like that pyramid. It is what makes the whole thing ugly! Otherwise I like it, but it will be hard to fill all of the space and sadly I doubt it will happen. But again I really like it, except for the pyramid.
Someday...something will be up... Smile/happy/getting dizzy
-Will



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User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 10885 times:

I like it.
I like the pyramid too as it kind of tops off the design to a single point where the 5 towers all merge and become one pyramid.

Let's build it.

blink



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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8002 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10848 times:

Personally, if the designers can clean out the exterior details a bit, I want them to build it.  Big thumbs up

I don't want another memorial park--we've had enough of those and frankly, the land in Lower Manhattan is too valuable to waste on a memorial park.  Angry


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4856 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10850 times:

Looks nice, much better than the old WTC which looked boring imho.

25 AC320 : Doesn't anyone else find the notion of "sound waves to deflect flying objects" and "stealth skin" a bit too far-fetched? are these architects or 12-ye
26 Arsenal@LHR : The new design looks futuristic and elegant but i liked the old WTC, they looked really daunting when looking up to it from the bottom. Arsenal@LHR
27 Marco : AC320 I was sort of thinking about the same thing. How on earth can a building deflect objects within a 5km circumference?
28 Arsenal@LHR : Another question, will it be able to withstand the impact of a boeing or an airbus?
29 EGGD : I don't like it, too fat and looks kinda like.... I dunno. Its just too fat and too big. A more similar design to the original ones would be better, o
30 Marco : EGGD, I'm sure it won't cause havoc, a 5 mile circumference isn't that big! Arsenal, It should be able to withstand the impact of an airliner crashing
31 OO-VEG : Is that really the new WTC???? I think the old one would have looked better, but the new tower looks nice. It is a bit too futuristic though.
32 Deltaownsall : It looks sweet and the memorial idea is great but what about the cost? It seems like this building would cost alot more money than a conventional, les
33 EGGD : Marco - are you kidding? The airspace around New York is almost the busiest in the world, and the only way they get it working is to have a very effic
34 Architect : That is far and away the ugliest building I've ever seen! It has several major problems: - Over half of the windows would be looking into the building
35 Wn700driver : can somone post a photo? this website just will not load here for some reason (it has to be their fault, we have a T1 here).
36 Post contains images Blink182 : I agree with AC320, it does sound a little too far fetched. Also regarding the no fly zone over Manhattan- You've gotta be kidding me. Especially as p
37 LH423 : Unfortunately for the World Trade Center site, Pataki (the New York State governor), who has considerable clout over the future of the site, has alrea
38 Wn700driver : Pataki & Guliani can huff & puff all they want, but where the rubber meets the road, they don't own the site, & their opinions really aren't stronger
39 BFS : Not to sound crude, but in my opinion it looks a little too, well, Asian. The in-your-face-flashiness of it all makes me think of images of Tokyo and
40 Post contains images AC320 : I put their feedback form to good use. Hope they don't steal any of my ideas, remember you guys heard it here first "I am a member of the camp that be
41 Us330 : It looks like a pack of dynamite and looks out of place with the Manhattan skyline.
42 NWA Man : Might as well put a giant target on it... Agreed with Us330...the building appears very, very out of place with the rest of Manhattan. Imho, they shou
43 Cedarjet : Come on guys, how many of you actually looked at the website. This is just some crackpot idea, on the opening page there's this "you are now looking a
44 Boeing4ever : No matter how flashy, how futuristic, how grand, how big, and how beautiful, nothing...NOTHING will be able to replace the beauty, and the architectur
45 OA412 : Yikes, that is one hell of an ugly design! If the WTC is to be rebuilt, I sincerely hope that it is built as close to the original structure as possib
46 Vafi88 : I'm sorry, but in my opinion, this building sucks! This can't even compete with the old one and will NOT fit in with the surrounding buildings of New
47 Dinker225 : Is it physically possible to build something like this with the technology we have in this day and age?? IF it is possible, I say go for it. Good luck
48 We're Nuts : Any technology is possible. Sadly, our society doesn't value research. I think it looks too fat, but it seems to fill its purpose very nicely, so I li
49 Cedarjet : It may be a grave site (although all the human remains were removed) but September 11th 2001 wasn't the first time a big loss of life occurred there.
50 EGGD : I severly doubt that, it would be kept as is... It isn't a grave, in the respect that a place that someone dies, is not their final burying place (in
51 Greg : That rendering is pretty hideous on a lot of levels. But then, it's just someone's idea---it hasn't been chosen---and it won't be. The TWC towers were
52 Post contains images Matt D : I'm always amazed at people who are quick to jump on anything new as "cool"..."neat".....the way all of you "oooh" and "aaahhh" over anything that has
53 DeanBNE : The proposal looks amazing looks amazing Cheers, Dean
54 Flyboy36y : I think they should build them back just as they were but one story higher than the last ones and have the top floors of each tower as a museum/memori
55 Flyboy36y : Oh, and I think they are isores. U-G-L-Y!!!!! The twin towers were elegant in their simplicity.
56 Boeing4ever : I have no real opinion on the new WTC. I'm not against it, but I'm not 100% for it either. However, I keep hearing people say that it won't fit in wit
57 747-451 : The original was timeless, but face facts, they will never rebuild it exaclty as it was. However, I am for buildong something like this new one propos
58 Post contains images Rai : I like this design a bit better...
59 Post contains images Rai : This isn't bad either...
60 Post contains images Planelover : Hey all, I'm don't care for it. It's too big. It kinda dwarfs everything else. Didn't they have trouble filling up the old WTC? This building looks to
61 QANTASforever : You know, I cant say I really like it all too much. To me it seems the opposite of 'new' and 'futuristic'. To me it looks like the result of a bunch o
62 PANYNJ : taht one in the thread starter is a hideous monstrosity.
63 GD727 : I agree with Matt D, why do we need something new and advanced looking? The original WTC towers were beautiful because of their simplicity in design,
64 Post contains images AeroGlobeAir7 : Too fat. It is a really tight design, but it looks kinda funny with the rest of the skyline. I think something more like a more modern, redesigned ver
65 Jaysit : Looks like Godzilla took steroids, wore one of those Chinese peasant hats, landed in New York City and decided to stay. That has got to be the most hi
66 Bambicruz : That Mexican project is a duplicate of some towers being built in Saudi arabia. that's kinda lame. here is what I'm talking about. http://www.skyscrap
67 Post contains images SafetyDude : Hey Wn700driver, we have a new mayor you know! -Will
68 WiLdmanVzla : I don't like that new design at all...
69 Marco : Bambicruz, I agree with you the wtc2002 looks awesome. That Mexican project is a duplicate of some towers being built in Saudi arabia. that's kinda la
70 Greg : Marco is correct. It is a parody, but the building is not a joke...it's the Kingdom Centre being built in Riyadh. The architect is Ellerbe Beckett. It
71 Wn700driver : Hey Wn700driver, we have a new mayor you know! -Will Um, very good Bill, I'm glad you already know this. What the hell does that have to do with what
72 Delta717 : The World Trade Center could never be replaced...for one thing...looking at that huge gap in the skyline everytime I pass the city, is much better, IM
73 Northwest_guy : I like the one that Rai posted. The other one looked short and stubby. Personally I think that they should build the same ones that were there before.
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