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    And an admirably objective account it is, too:
    On September 11, 2001, the building was pulled down by Silverstein who planted explosives inside the building. Its structural integrity was further compromised by fires which burned throughout the afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wikipedia
    ...by Silverstein who planted explosives inside the building.
    He planted trees outside the new WTC, so I guess it all equalizes in the end.

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    wtc.com
    September, 2007

    The Plaza At 7 World Trade Center











    © 2007 Silverstein Properties, Inc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshj928 View Post
    I hope the remove that "red ballons" thing, its a real eye sore ...
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    Considering the prices paid for the works by artist Jeff Koons you might have to cough up a few million to get Balloon Flowers (Red) away from Mr. Silverstein.
    'Hanging Heart' beats a record $23.6M


    Sotheby’s

    Jeff Koons' sculpture becomes the most expensive piece
    by a living artist sold at an auction.

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    NEW YORK (AP) -- A sculpture of a stainless steel heart hanging from a golden bow sold Wednesday for $23.6 million, becoming the most expensive piece by a living artist ever auctioned, according to Sotheby's spokeswoman Lauren Gioia.

    The bright magenta "Hanging Heart" sculpture is considered one of Jeff Koons' most important works.

    The previous record for a living artist was Damien Hirst's "Lullaby Spring," which sold for $19.5 million at Sotheby's in London in June. Hirst's piece was a stainless steel cabinet containing 6,136 handcrafted and painted pills.

    The Koons work was bought by the Gagosian Gallery, which had picked up his "Diamond [Blue]" sculpture for $11.8 million at a Christie's auction on Tuesday.

    "Hanging Heart," nearly 9 feet tall and weighing more than 3,500 pounds, is from Koons' "Celebration" series, inspired by celebratory milestones such as birthdays and anniversaries. The "Diamond [Blue]" also is from the series.

    "Koons is an artist who doesn't allow compromise, and 'Hanging Heart' is all about making an impossibility possible," said Tobias Meyer, head of Sotheby's contemporary art department.

    The sculpture was offered for sale by a private American collector and had a pre-sale estimate of $15 million to $20 million. Its sale price included an auction house commission.

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    Thumbs down Kitsch!

    Very Hallmark window -

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    $23.6 million.

    Talk about discretionary income.

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    "Koons is an artist who doesn't allow compromise, and 'Hanging Heart' is all about making an impossibility possible," said Tobias Meyer, head of Sotheby's contemporary art department.
    Need more effective art-speak to justify the price tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    Need more effective art-speak to justify the price tag.
    apparently not since somebody bought it

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    I gotta admit I don't understand the fascination for the works Koons.

    Although I do like the Red Balloons sculpture as an individual piece (particularly in the location outside 7WTC), I could really care less about Koons' supposed social commentary and what he thinks he's telling us about the modern world.

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    Default I like the ballon to.

    Largely I think the auction result is a case of too many dollars chasing too few objects.

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    Koons is a Hack! (the Gene Kaufman of the art world)
    I would hardly call anything he does "ART".....more like Hype!
    When I was in college (graduate 1984 Rhode Island School of Design),
    most teachers and students had nothing nice to say about him (except his now ex porn star wife).
    Wasn't he even involved in a lawsuit -for stealing an image of puppies from a postcard ?!

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    The lights of the top 3 floors are lit tonight for the first time. They are way brighter than the crown..

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    was just noticing that myself. may have something to do with the buildout of that space.

    on the subject of this view, does anyone else find it disappointing that barclay tower does not have an illuminated cap? it just sits there in the middle of a beautiful night time cluster (7 wtc, woolworth, etc) all dark and glum.

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    Thumbs up LeCom photos

    Someone has posted photos on skyscraper page, all taken from the top of the building: worth a look.

    http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2292

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynLove View Post

    ... disappointing that barclay tower does not have an illuminated cap?
    The less attention that pile draws to itself the better.

    Honestly, I think it is too close to Woolworth to be illuminated in any way that would not wreck tthe nightime glory of the Woolworth crown.

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