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    Sticky: Poll: "It's the worst pile of crap architecture I've...

    "It's the worst pile of crap architecture I've ever seen in my life."

    Trump promotes plan to rebuild NY Trade Center
    18 May 2005 20:02:51 GMT
    Source: Reuters

    NEW YORK, May 18 (Reuters) - New...
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    Sticky: Poll: This is the best news since 11 September 2001 !!...

    This is the best news since 11 September 2001 !!

    http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2005/05/18/trumpwtc.story.cnn.jpg

    Bigger taller twins towers are infinitely better than the empty pit of doom...
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    Sticky: Poll: Maybe it's fitting that it has come to this. Let...

    Maybe it's fitting that it has come to this. Let the cornerstone be the memorial and leave the site empty. Minimalism incarnate.
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    Sticky: Poll: Latest Findings from NIST World Trade Center...

    Latest Findings from NIST World Trade Center Investigation

    "the buildings would likely not have collapsed under the combined effects of aircraft impact and the subsequent jet-fuel ignited...
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    If the FT ends up looking anything like this it...

    If the FT ends up looking anything like this it will succeed in memorializing the image of the original WTC in the process of collapse .. a frozen moment of destruction ... wrong, wrong, wrong. ...
  6. Given that foundation work has begun, how many...

    Given that foundation work has begun, how many extra floors could be added at this stage, and what would the maximum roof height be?
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    OMG is it really March 11 2005? It is really...

    OMG is it really March 11 2005? It is really 1,278 days since the towers were destroyed? what is happening? where are the gleaming new buildings?

    I can't say this better than Deroy Murdock did...
  8. oh why did they have to stop there, come on just...

    oh why did they have to stop there, come on just another 41 stories please.
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    having thought about the WTC and then reflected...

    having thought about the WTC and then reflected for several seconds on those thoughts, i arrived at the perfect low cost solution. assemble all the reports, documents, models, magazine and newspaper...
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    John Rosenthal makes many hard points in his long...

    John Rosenthal makes many hard points in his long essay http://www.policyreview.org/jun04/rosenthal.html
    about the Future of Ground Zero, here are a few quotes to save you reading the whole well...
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    Sticky: Poll: in case some of you missed this subtle rewriting...

    in case some of you missed this subtle rewriting of the FT spec ...
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    Sticky: Poll: thx for posting that info MrShakespeare i...

    thx for posting that info MrShakespeare

    i nearly hit my head on the screen chair when i saw the price tag for the WTC memorial! i just can't see how two simple structures and landscaping can cost...
  13. when will LMDC drop the silly claim about Freedom...

    when will LMDC drop the silly claim about Freedom Tower being the WTB? even Silverstein describes Freedom Tower realistically as a "major and a significant building" and it would be in his interest...
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    yes the whole Libeskind scheme is passe now. this...

    yes the whole Libeskind scheme is passe now. this was never about architecture or even design, it's a political process and the only solution is a political one. rebuiild the towers better and taller...
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    given the endless politics, delays and wrangles...

    given the endless politics, delays and wrangles for over two years, this proposal is the only one that makes any sense now. i would only add that if possible make the new towers even taller, all the...
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    when the idea of a rebuild was first discussed it...

    when the idea of a rebuild was first discussed it seemed to me to be an understandably backward step away from reality. now i'm not so sure. all the proposals including the "approved" Freedom Tower...
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    Sticky: Poll: it is as much a sacred burial site as any...

    it is as much a sacred burial site as any battlefield, even more so considering the innocent nature of the victims. because the victims shared their deaths and did so because of an act of war, and...
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    Sticky: Poll: this line of reasoning leads not only to treating...

    this line of reasoning leads not only to treating the relatives as the problem but also to the obliteration of an immensely important historic site. few people would tolerate their family burial...
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    this whole debate seems to be getting very silly....

    this whole debate seems to be getting very silly. the 1776 foot level can be marked structurally in any of several different ways, for example giant numbers on each face or an observation deck....
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    that is easily managed. small teams of Al Qaida...

    that is easily managed. small teams of Al Qaida inmates will work 24/7 to suck the slime up for the duration of their sentances.
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    still pools of reflecting water are very...

    still pools of reflecting water are very powerful. having seen recently the small ones outside the Louvre in Paris made from black marble (the fountains were off) i think the effect of one acre...
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    can someone explain what the purpose is of the...

    can someone explain what the purpose is of the 400 feet of latticework added onto the 73 story tower? any idea of the extra cost that imposes on the building?

    i can only think of four reasons:
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    and a well informed piece tucked away in Slate...

    and a well informed piece tucked away in Slate ...

    Sneak Preview
    The unveiling of the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero.
    By Christopher Hawthorne
    Posted Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at 3:34 PM PT

    It...
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    these new renderings invoke ghostly memories, i...

    these new renderings invoke ghostly memories, i don't like them.

    if Liebskind really thinks that a symbolic height is so important, how about a more meaningful number such as 2,752 feet,...
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    hmmmm ... perhaps it's the angle but the towers...

    hmmmm ... perhaps it's the angle but the towers seem more tightly packed together than previously ... my initial reaction about the main tower was ... "ok, it could have been worse" if it stays as...
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