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  1. Actually, the lower Hudson is cleaner than it's...

    Actually, the lower Hudson is cleaner than it's been in about a hundred years. Clean enough to swim in, actually.
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    well, the only two reasons i could think of would...

    well, the only two reasons i could think of would be space and safety. any increase in office space could be offset by fiddling with the other towers, so that only leaves the safety question. as...
  3. Poll: does it bother anyone else that between the...

    does it bother anyone else that between the museum, the transit center, the memorial, and the towers, the site has absolutely no sense of architectural unity?
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    is there any good reason why this building can't...

    is there any good reason why this building can't be taller?
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    It's a vast improvement on the last design, but...

    It's a vast improvement on the last design, but it doesn't fill the void like the Foster buildings would have. Downtown still looks empty in those renderings.
  6. I agree about the base. In my opinion they...

    I agree about the base. In my opinion they should've just torn it down, it's nothing particularly special. Also, I think it would look more proportionally correct with another fifteen floors or so....
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    interesting... looks sort of modernist in the...

    interesting... looks sort of modernist in the last few renderings
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    is there any chance they'd give up and pick a...

    is there any chance they'd give up and pick a different plan altogether? (perhaps one of the rejected designs from the competition... specifically foster's?)
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    I'm all for it, but it'll never happen. As far...

    I'm all for it, but it'll never happen. As far as traffic goes though... how about congestion charging for midtown?
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    ^ is it though? i mean, you could make it taller...

    ^ is it though? i mean, you could make it taller than the burj dubai but it still wouldn't change the fact that it's a crappy aesthetically unappealing design. i'd rather have an architecturally...
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    that tower reminds me of fox plaza in century...

    that tower reminds me of fox plaza in century city, california:

    http://www.irvineoffice.com/resources/image/img66_4_0400.jpg

    kind of a dull design, but i love that they're incorporating the...
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    oh my god.

    oh my god.
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    i've got a soft spot for those bulky brown...

    i've got a soft spot for those bulky brown residential towers behind the manhattan community college near chambers. they're probably awful to live in, though.
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    hey, let's not forget the greatest lost...

    hey, let's not forget the greatest lost opportunity of them all...

    http://www1.whdh.com/images/news_articles/archive/021218wtc_proposal6.jpg
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    Sticky: Poll: i just recently moved to new york for college and...

    i just recently moved to new york for college and i'm on a really tight budget... does anyone know some good, inexpensive italian or chinese restaurants in greenwich village... specifically around...
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    I've always believed that the domestic terror...

    I've always believed that the domestic terror threat has been greatly exaggerated for political ends, but after I first read the article, I've thought about this every time I go down there. It gives...
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    February 24, 2005 Worker Finds a Partial Torso...

    February 24, 2005
    Worker Finds a Partial Torso in a Brooklyn Recycling Plant
    By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM

    A badly decomposed partial human torso found yesterday in a Brooklyn recycling plant that...
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    i know, i was talking about the local area maps...

    i know, i was talking about the local area maps in each station.
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    Subway Maps

    does anybody know where i can find a geographically accurate map of the new york subway system? maybe something like this map of the tube in london?

    i know the mta used to have pdf versions of...
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    NYC Snow Photos

    here are some pictures i took after the recent blizzard:

    http://www.fotop.net/alexhenry/012305

    http://home.comcast.net/~helterskelter515/DSC_0750.jpg
    ...
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    Wow... now I hate it even more.

    Wow... now I hate it even more.
  22. Interesting... looks a little like The Watergate.

    Interesting... looks a little like The Watergate.
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    He's a fundementally unlikable person.

    He's a fundementally unlikable person.
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    Interpol - NYC

    Interpol - NYC
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    Possibly the greatest TalB quote of all time:

    Possibly the greatest TalB quote of all time:
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