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    It's a building, and Silverstein has the ability to make it happen. I don't care what anyone says, I think Silverstein could really be the blessing for this whole project. He will give it the momentum to do something, get something done.

    I'd really like to see an open design competition for the space, but realistically, I'd be happy if there was an open competition for the memorial and the site plan, and then just let Silverstein do what he wants with the commercial space.

    I'm aware this is not going to be a popular opinion here... it might not have even been popular with me if I'd read it posted by someone else, but that's how I feel right now. I'm so disappointed in the process and the outcome thus far.

    (Edited by chris at 6:31 pm on Jan. 22, 2003)

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    Silverstein is left with the $700 million tab here, it is not simple economics. It is a symbol of recovery.

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    I'm not sure if you were replying to me (Stern) or something else. I was editing my post while you were making yours.

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    Silverstein covered a lot of the money with his insurance from the Trade Center, and much of the rest the rest was covered by Liberty Bonds.

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    It might not be a popular opinion, chris, but it kinda makes sense.

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    The new 7 World Trade Center looks cool, but it should be shaped like a trapezoid like the now destroyed 7 World Trade Center.

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    Well it is a parallelogram

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    I prefer the parallellogram shape anyway.

    ...what was there before the original 7WTC? *Was it some sort of lowrise building affiliated with the Trade Center, or just an empty lot?

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    When the WTC was built, Greenwich St was blocked, and the trapezoidal site housed Con Ed substations. On the northeast corner, there was an entrance ramp to the basement levels.
    7WTC was later built over the substations (late80s).

    The substations will be rebuilt under the new building.

    Construction photos here:

    http://www.mcny.org/wtc/wtc4.htm

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    Great construction shots. I like this one:



    World Trade Center Senior Resident Engineer, Henry Druding, with objects dug from site,4/5/68
    A. Belva
    Gift of the Port of New York Authority

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    The view of Ground Zero from Liberty Street, with the construction of 7 WTC. 2 March 2003.


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    Construction at 7 World Trade - Mar. 2, 03
    The damaged Barclay Vesey Building at left.




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    No.

    7 WTC was designed first, but was to work with whatever is to follow.

    Construction is well underway. Steel should be rising in April I hope.

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    -In response to a question that was asked here.

    I have a question. Is WTC 7 considered part of the Libeskind plan? In other words, will the new WTC be the Libeskind plan + WTC 7, or will it be the Libeskind plan(which already has WTC7 in it)?

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    I hope that the final design for the Libeskind towers will be based on the new 7 WTC, only not boxy, and hopefully, the spire will be a reall tower.

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