LY772 From Israel, joined Aug 2001, 1340 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 11512 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.
SAS23 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 11497 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.
FlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 11483 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.
Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 11477 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!
Cfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 11450 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!
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 11358 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...