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    Back to Penn . . .

    Does anyone know if the Penn project will receive and stimulus funds? Where is this project going?
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    You're getting your information from Andres...

    You're getting your information from Andres Duany, I presume (Suburban Nation). . . Does this really apply in new york, though? When there are always throngs of people waiting at corners and in...
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    They go pretty fast, especially on the straight...

    They go pretty fast, especially on the straight sections of track. Your idea for airtrain connection to Grand Central is AWESOME. This way, JFKairtrain can tap into fliers from Westchester and...
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    Just like those babies in Chinatown, with...

    Just like those babies in Chinatown, with 9/11-like asthma rates (the highest in the nation). Why bother spending anything on them?
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    That's why this is SUCH A SPECIAL INTEREST...

    That's why this is SUCH A SPECIAL INTEREST PROBLEM. These 5% of car-commute lovers are screaming the loudest right now against congestion pricing. This is just another case of the wealthy minority...
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    Tear down Centre Point!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tear down Centre Point!!!!!!!!!!!
  7. I saw this going up as I was seeing a show on...

    I saw this going up as I was seeing a show on 49th street. People passing on the street were stopping dead in their tracks, and staring up to the top. It's the craziest looking thing in Manhattan I...
  8. The wall is there, because another building (at...

    The wall is there, because another building (at least as tall) is going up next to it. You can't block any windows!
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    SSSSsssssshhhhhhhhhhhh! You'll give them...

    SSSSsssssshhhhhhhhhhhh! You'll give them something else to complain about. Honestly, I think $8.00 is going to be more than enough to change habits. It's based on the existing prices of regional mass...
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    They've said over and over that the congestion...

    They've said over and over that the congestion revenue would help bolster funds for infrastructure improvements for the MTA. The MTA is a major contributor to the Tappan Zee Bridge study (when the...
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    Sparkletron: do you live in Rockland? If so, I...

    Sparkletron: do you live in Rockland? If so, I can see why you're so against the congestion charge; you must realize, though, the money raised will go towards transit infrastructure improvements,...
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    What if the curved "lattice" is pre-cast and...

    What if the curved "lattice" is pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete? Don't say anything is impossible. . . c'mon. I'm a structural engineer, and I don't even think like that. haha
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    Doesn't Paris have express lanes on the interior...

    Doesn't Paris have express lanes on the interior lanes of the major boulevards?
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    Are you arguing that cars which move slowly...

    Are you arguing that cars which move slowly (presumably because of congestion) is actually better for the urban environment? From the position of Duany, the more human activity, which includes cars,...
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    I'm a vocal advocate of New Urbanism, and in that...

    I'm a vocal advocate of New Urbanism, and in that tract of education, the grid is God. Which of you have planning backgrounds that would lend you to agree or disagree with me? If a city were designed...
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    And I agree with you. The original classical...

    And I agree with you. The original classical train shed, of the Old Penn Station, had huge, glass barrel vaults, which emphasized natural light entirely. In fact, before Modernism, natural light was...
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    MC: haha "the a-hole from scarsdale" is...

    MC: haha "the a-hole from scarsdale" is definitely a selfish bastard. I am a commuter from Rockland (and we have the worst transit in the region, yet we still have A LOT of options). . . people that...
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    No. We no longer know how to design Beaux Arts...

    No. We no longer know how to design Beaux Arts architecture, or implement the design. It CAN be done cheaply and tastefully; but scholars claim it's not "progressive" enough. I'm tired of what people...
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    Yes! Yes! Yes! The DOT has granted NYC nearly...

    Yes! Yes! Yes! The DOT has granted NYC nearly $400M for the Bloomberg's congestion plan! It could be in place by Summer 2008! To all those against the plan: YOU LOSE!
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    William Frawley/Desi Arnaz Building! I agree...

    William Frawley/Desi Arnaz Building! I agree about SFO. . . I think the train shed rendering (glass barrel vault) is beautiful; very reminiscent of the past. . .
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    Hey everyone, put your two cents in and give your...

    Hey everyone, put your two cents in and give your idea of what percentage of likeliness that congestion charging happens in NY within 5 years. Do it whether you like it or not. I'd like to think a...
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    I'm going to go back to my original preference of...

    I'm going to go back to my original preference of Pennsylvania Station East & West Concourse, with connections below the street, and the restoration of the original Penn colonnade opposite of the...
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    I know what you're talking about; I'm just...

    I know what you're talking about; I'm just busting on you. lol You really do seem like you're anti-everything don't you? haha
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    It has been proven over and over that the...

    It has been proven over and over that the Manhattan grid is the BEST urban plan ever created. A linear grid is the best for connections, for traffic management, for congestion, and for...
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    Let's do it. Farley Island. Zippy, when you die I...

    Let's do it. Farley Island. Zippy, when you die I hope you plan to be cremated, and spread, minus the golden urn or headstone. It seems like you'd be the kind that's against cemeteries. Honestly, New...
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