World Trade Center...reborn? VERY cool design proposal

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  1. Matt Krapf

    Matt Krapf Stunt Coordinator

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    I saw this yesterday, and spent over an hour going through it. It's not just a one-off concept sketch.
    There are evidently about a dozen competeing firms and plans for a new WTC. This is a good first one to go public.
    http://www.wtc2002.com/start.lasso
    There's also a spot to vote "yes or no".
    I liked it. Wouldn't say it should absolutely be the way to go, but I like the way it's been thought out. I hope other proposals come public soon.
     
  2. Dennis Reno

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    Looks wild, quite futuristic! I love the fact that it would be the tallest building in the world. Kind of a "you can hurt us, but you will never defeat us" message.
     
  3. Bill Balcziak

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    Not terribly subtle, is it? It has a certain anti-aircraft-fortress-steel-reinforced look that's a little over the top.
    They're obviously having a little fun with people. I can't decide which aspect was creepier--the Twin Peaks music playing in the background, or the bizarre "security" plan:
     
  4. Aaron Copeland

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    I like it. Very ambitious.

    Aaron
     
  5. Jay H

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    Interesting. All those CGI buildings though remind me of SimCity! [​IMG]
    Jay
     
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    lol, I love the reinforced look! I don't like the teepee on top though, and I have a knee-jerk reaction to the cylinders. I would want for the squares to return. [​IMG]
     
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    Count me in.[​IMG]
     
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  9. Dave Poehlman

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    Will they be able to fill it? Last I heard they weren't sure they should rebuild due to the fact they would have trouble getting tennants. They feared people might be afraid to move into another possible terrorist target.
     
  10. Michael*K

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    Weak. [​IMG] Looks like the architect borrowed liberally from the design of Renaissance Center in Detroit. Let's see some originality for such a highly visible project.
    I also find it humorous that for such a highly visible project, the site designer only lists press clippings from the Bahamas and Miami. Not a sniff of interest from the city where it would be built. [​IMG]
     
  11. MikeM

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    I really like the design, but that Twin Peaks music is just plain creepy.
     
  12. Danny R

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    Looks like the architect borrowed liberally from the design of Renaissance Center in Detroit.

    I don't see that myself. The Detroit building looks totally unoriginal if you ask me. The central tower looks exactly like the Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta. Other than the fact that both have 5 buildings, I don't see any simularities.

    I like the new design. I hope they go through with it.
     
  13. Justin Lane

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    Very interesting design. Probably more fantasy then reality, but you never know.
    If anyone is interested in a good read about the original WTC and the history involved in getting them built, I recommend Divded We Stand by Eric Darden.
    Here's a link to it at Amazon where it can be had for about 10 bucks. Divded We Stand @ Amazon
    The book does not include information regarding 9-11, but is filled with some great facts regarding the area around the WTC and how it used to be before they were built.
    J
     
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    I like it ... seems well thought out.

    But I don't like the cyclindrical shape of the towers. Manhattan is all square. This building has a very Asian type of architectural feel to it.

    But the idea is pretty awesome ... just hope people will move in.
     
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  16. Ross Williams

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    Looks okay. Maybe a little too "futuristic" for New York, it clashes with the classic feel of the rest of the city. I doubt it will pass. But I do like some of the ideas, like the biosphere with a tree planted for every person that died.
     
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    Well, I liked it. Even liked the music. [​IMG]
     
  19. Philip Hamm

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    Absolutely f**king hideous. Even uglier than the original ones. I personally hope they don't rebuild.
     
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