View Poll Results: Construction is underway, how do you feel about the final design for the WTC site?

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  • I am more than satisfied; I believe that the final design surpasses that of the original World Trade Center. 10/10

    50 26.04%
  • While nothing may ever live up to the Twin Towers, I am wholly satisfied with the new World Trade Center; it is a new symbol for a new era. 7/10

    55 28.65%
  • I have come to terms with the new World Trade Center; although it has a number of flaws, I find the design to be acceptable. 5/10

    48 25.00%
  • I am wholly disappointed with the New World Trade Center; we will live to regret the final design. 0/10

    22 11.46%
  • I am biased, but honest, and hate anything that is not a reincarnation of the original Twin Towers.

    17 8.85%
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    $1.3 million for the website?!!
    They are not exactly Amazon.com here. *That's what they mean when they say that "soft" costs will be in the billions. *This is the kind of pork barrel garbage that keeps things from being done.

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    I think that I have to disagree with many people on this site and say that I think the libeskind design was the best out of the lot. They could have done better but out of all of them that was the best.

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    It said on Drudge today that the blackout cost the city $1 Billion. $1 Billion! Oh well, that sucks. Do these numbers even mean anything?

    The $3 billion to study links between Lower Manhattan to Kennedy Airport and Long Island is an aweful lot of money for any study, but believe it, it will all be spent whether they come up with a viable plan or not.

    That's why I no longer buy the argument that the short tunnel shouldn't be built on West Street because better things can be done with the money. If money is being spent like this, then at least spend it on something tangible too.

    I'll forget the wasted money on the website if the Trade Center development is completed as best as it could possibly be, but......with all these billions already shelled out, let's start seeing some steel and concrete already!

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    Yeah, and they'll knock down that "Freedom Tower" *just as soon as another multi-billion dollar opportunity comes along in the next couple of decades or so.
    Rebuild the Twins!!!
    http://www.serendipity.li/wtc.html

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    good grief.

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    Quote: from emmeka on 11:42 am on Aug. 19, 2003
    I think that I have to disagree with many people on this site and say that I think the libeskind design was the best out of the lot. They could have done better but out of all of them that was the best.
    Hmm. I had thought that most people here liked the Libeskind design ( among which I am not).

    But I disagree; I do not feel it was the best design, nor that the Libeskind proposal could have been any better.

    When you get rid of all that Freedom this, democracy that, 1776 this and all those Freddy Krueger scratches on the buildings, they are just like anything else being built nowadays- except they are in a very special place.

    Das tut mir leid.

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    Quote: from NYatKNIGHT on 11:13 am on Aug. 19, 2003

    The $3 billion to study links between Lower Manhattan to Kennedy Airport and Long Island is an aweful lot of money for any study, but believe it, it will all be spent whether they come up with a viable plan or not.
    Harmonicaman wrote that it was 3 million dollars. Does anyone know if it is billion or million?

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    It is $3 million, you're right - millions, billions, zillions, there's so much wasted it almost doesn't matter.

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    "A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money."

    - Senator Everett Dirksen, R Ill. (1896 - 1969)

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    I am not an architect, Gary Cooper played one in the movies, but I was very interested in the documentary on I.M. Pei in Hong Kong where he used to smell the coffee from the processing plant walking to school, and the interesting building he later put up there, with diagonal structural reinforcements, it seems to secure the eye, rather than frighten it. I once lived in a dormitory, the "Governors Residence" named for four New York State governors, when it opened in Amherst, NY, designed by them, (I.M. Pei). An older student, I enjoyed it immensely, as residential education was conducted there in the lounges, architects and artists invited to a "Seminar in the Arts" hosted by Esther Schwartz. *Buffalo, NY is a sometimes "refuge" from NYC. *I later visited the new wing of the American National Gallery, in D.C., when it opened and again was impressed by the I.M. Pei design. I wonder, if you could put all three of them together...hmm.


    (Edited by georgejmyersjr at 9:07 pm on Aug. 19, 2003)

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    Object of address removed, this too.

    (Edited by Gulcrapek at 9:58 pm on Aug. 19, 2003)

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    (Flame deleted)

    Moogman5's spam was deleted by the mods; thanks!

    (Edited by Harmonicaman at 8:51 pm on Aug. 19, 2003)

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    Impermanence is TRUTH. *

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    MoogMan's backing of that ludicrous September 11th theory found on that website he provided in his previous post is ridiculous.

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    At the very least, that is.

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