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    Sticky: I have not posted in years and today I got an...

    I have not posted in years and today I got an email about this.

    I never knew him or met him personally, but I enjoyed exchanging information and sharing ideas with him on this site. I suppose that...
  2. The pictures from rion are beautiful. I too would...

    The pictures from rion are beautiful. I too would like to see photos of the west side of the building.

    Exactly one year ago today I was staying at a hotel across the street to the south and the...
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    I agree. That was what I had thought the issue...

    I agree. That was what I had thought the issue was in the beginning.

    On that horrible day not only firefighters, but also everyday people, including workers in the buildings- who would later died...
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    I do not understand the "techinically correct"....

    I do not understand the "techinically correct". Anywho's...

    I will change modern to International Style and that fixes the problem. Styles are limited by time. Georgian houses are no longer built,...
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    599 is correctyl classified as post-modern. No...

    599 is correctyl classified as post-modern. No modernist would have designed a building with such a configuration. Besides, Modern is only up to the late 1960's.

    What I like best is this buildings...
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    Of the three rendering options I like the third...

    Of the three rendering options I like the third the best- even with that Alamo-esque building. Cities need visual density and New York is no exception to that.

    I will recind my vote for the tower...
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    Sticky: Poll: HERE HERE !!! Besides "Ground Zero" sounds so...

    HERE HERE !!!

    Besides "Ground Zero" sounds so crude.
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    Sticky: Poll: No, not if you consider the alternative. Who...

    No, not if you consider the alternative. Who knows how long it will take for the bank and its insurer to resolve the damage dispute. The last think anyone wants is another collapsing building.

    But...
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    Sticky: Poll: They could be simply stabilising the building...

    They could be simply stabilising the building until a decision can be mad. This would not be the first time in history that has happened. If that is the caes... what a waste of resources.
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    As if we could not get one more reason to build...

    As if we could not get one more reason to build tall buildings.

    Preserve the terra cotta structure and build the tower!
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    Pataki Sets New Timeline For Lower Manhattan...

    Pataki Sets New Timeline For Lower Manhattan Development

    October 31, 2003

    New York Governor George Pataki today announced an updated schedule for development in Lower Mannhattan. The governor...
  12. I agree on both accounts. I also think the...

    I agree on both accounts. I also think the addition to the Mint or was it the Suoreme court also is very nice. I think Erickson did that.
  13. The crown on Trump Palace is floodlit and, as you...

    The crown on Trump Palace is floodlit and, as you correctly mentioned, Cityspires dome. But that is considered accent lighting.

    Try living in an apartment with huge lights glaring right out of...
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    This is sort of true, up until several years ago....

    This is sort of true, up until several years ago. Houston does not have an overall plan like all other large cities do. But is does have specific regulations that permit, and have been used, to...
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    Looks like poo.

    Looks like poo.
  16. I was thinking about this myself. Chances are it...

    I was thinking about this myself. Chances are it willjust be accent lighting, but nothing like the ESB. Buildings with apartments in them never [ have i seen or heard of] being lit in that matter......
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    I think it woul dhave been nicer if the stone on...

    I think it woul dhave been nicer if the stone on the ground level was minimized so that there was much more glass... or no stone at all. That would have made a great composition for the statue- soon...
  18. Ahh!!! Purely crystalline. Simply Sublime.

    Ahh!!!

    Purely crystalline. Simply Sublime.
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    Re: selection process (continued)

    Thrown out? I read in a newspaper article that the intention, in the end, was to display all of the borads that had been entered.

    Besides, if these boards had actually been thrown out, there...
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    Hey, thats the Equitable Building in shot number...

    Hey, thats the Equitable Building in shot number eight. You rarely get to see that building in its fullness unless you are up in the air.

    That building is so big, yet not very famous. Its not very...
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    I go to school at IIT and I watched this building...

    I go to school at IIT and I watched this building come from a model, to a hole in the ground, then to this. I never met Koolhas and did not even see him until that lecture he gave opening weekend.
    ...
  22. A Once-Grand Hotel Gets a Socially Conscious Icon...

    A Once-Grand Hotel Gets a Socially Conscious Icon

    By CHRISTOPHER GRAY August 31, 2003
    The New York Times

    Byron/Museum of the City of New York, above; Don Hogan Charles/T
    Built as the...
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    Arrrgh. I too am anxious about the results for...

    Arrrgh. I too am anxious about the results for the competition. But just stick to the official sources for updates and information, LMDC website and jury members, etc.

    But really, I cannot waite...
  24. Or maybe make the finials on the crown positive...

    Or maybe make the finials on the crown positive and in stainless steel.
  25. Partly. he idea to have apartments was initially...

    Partly. he idea to have apartments was initially the first reason for the slow top. The company had difficulty getting a variance, then there was the issue of marketting the apartments. Citi felt it...
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