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    Not sure I agree. A restoration is one thing,...

    Not sure I agree. A restoration is one thing, even of a burnt-out stump. However, razing extant structures in order to build a replica of a previously razed structure? Seems like nostalgia run amok....
  2. You fix one of the two problems: the...

    You fix one of the two problems: the inappropriateness of building a tower that looks like it's about to fall over, on the one place on earth most famous for towers that fell over.

    The other...
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    He got the nickname from his inexpensive...

    He got the nickname from his inexpensive developments.

    And I'm a little surprised at the flack pointed at Larry, given that he's been dealing with an agency that has been under the thumb of both...
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    Holy overreaction Batman, it's 4 World Trade all...

    Holy overreaction Batman, it's 4 World Trade all over again, except we don't even have the hi-res renders Silverstein gifted us. It's a low res cellphone photo from some printed material. He doesn't...
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    The addresses are valid names, aside from 1 World...

    The addresses are valid names, aside from 1 World Trade, which doesn't appear to have a street address, just the vanity address.

    I highly doubt there will ever be a performing arts center on site....
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    Did they cancel the guy wires too? The...

    Did they cancel the guy wires too?



    The longer the zoom range, the slower it's going to have to be, or else it would get physically enormous (which is roughly proportionate to price). Nature of...
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    ^The TV masts are why the rule was enacted. They...

    ^The TV masts are why the rule was enacted. They are grandfathered in as navigation hazards. It wasn't because of the mast themselves, but because of the guy wireds and spread a fair distance away...
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    Tower 5 will rise. It will probably take 15-20...

    Tower 5 will rise. It will probably take 15-20 years, but when there's a large chunk of space not subject to zoning requirements, you can rest assured someone will take advantage of it.
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    They only removed some mechanical floors that...

    They only removed some mechanical floors that they didn't even need and redestributed a couple of the upper floors across the width of the whole building. It has the same amount of rentable space as...
  10. New computer...testing things...very large......

    New computer...testing things...very large...
    http://i.imgur.com/6UcP3.jpg
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    ZenSteelDude is no doubt rolling over in his...

    ZenSteelDude is no doubt rolling over in his grave.
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    ^Is that sarcasm? This is the most un-matte...

    ^Is that sarcasm? This is the most un-matte object built in a urban area since the Chicago Bean was unveiled to the public.
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    ^They have to plug the thing in somewhere....

    ^They have to plug the thing in somewhere. Something that big can't just run on batteries.
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    Since the Port Authority is unlikely to default,...

    Since the Port Authority is unlikely to default, it really doesn't make a difference. As the article noted, bond yields have dropped through the floor in the last 6 months. That will more than offset...
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    Because 1WTC is absolutely covered in filth since...

    Because 1WTC is absolutely covered in filth since it has no cleaning system yet. Anything else is an illusion caused by the fact that no two sides of either building is parallel to a side on the...
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    Yeah, who wouldn't want to be surrounded by...

    Yeah, who wouldn't want to be surrounded by loud-ass 20 foot fans shooting hot air up at you while the dozens of antenna arrays around you slowly sterilize your junk?
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    They're all antennas and the real world array...

    They're all antennas and the real world array isn't going to look even 1/10 as orderly.

    The view from atop the top antenna ring, just a little more than 1,400' up in the air....
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    Glass fins:...

    Glass fins: http://www.google.com/search?q=glass+fins&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=d2x_TpGrB-GpsAL8rphD&ved=0CDAQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=685
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    http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9154/wtc1a011.j...

    http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9154/wtc1a011.jpg

    http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/5236/wtc1a010.jpg

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    New Antenna, per latest info....

    New Antenna, per latest info.
    http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/5683/t1a001.jpg

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    http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/8655/e132q.jpg
  22. Pretty much. Once the geometry is down and the...

    Pretty much. Once the geometry is down and the materials are programmed, the renderer does the hard part of figure out lighting and shadows given the time of day.
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  23. ^Eh...the actual placement of limestone blocks...

    ^Eh...the actual placement of limestone blocks isn't particularly accurate at this moment. It's more of a general idea at this time. The rest of the building is accurate down to somewhere in the 1/4...
  24. ^Those wings were a pain in the ass. You'd think,...

    ^Those wings were a pain in the ass. You'd think, at first glance, they were 45* off center, like the rest of the mast detailing. Instead they're some odd angle which meant 4 times the work.
    ...
  25. Compared to 4WTC...

    Compared to 4WTC
    http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/8769/e119.jpg

    3WTC
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    Roof detail, note this is the building as it was built in 1931. Later...
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