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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    jeez man i thought you left. no. it's not inflation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynLove View Post
    jeez man i thought you left. no. it's not inflation.

    Aww, shut up!!! No one asked you a thing!!!!

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    Good grief.

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    I really did LOL reading this.

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    Me, too .

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    Should have changed my avatar.


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    $3.9B for WT1 is pure stupidity, and that the Port Authority is the one paying it is byond pure stupidity. Pataki is the gift that keeps on giving

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    Walk This Way

    Cortlandt Street in Lower Manhattan to extend into the World Trade Center as a pedestrian passage.

    by Clara Freedman


    Rendering of Cortlandt Way at the World Trade Center. Courtesy Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

    Construction for Cortlandt Way, a proposed 300-foot-long open-air concourse and pedestrian gateway to the 9/11 Memorial in New York, has the go-ahead to begin in February, with design work by Berkeley, California-based PWP Landscape Architecture. The strip of land the gateway will inhabit runs perpendicular to Church and Greenwich streets and is one of two missing blocks of Cortlandt Street initially torn down to make room for the original World Trade Center Towers. The block, which will cater to high-end luxury retail shopping, will feature a pathway of shops and restaurants that will gradually taper and slightly descend in gradient near the Memorial, forming a ramp of sorts to make a clear focal point of the empty footprints. “The sloping path of the narrow corridor aims to provide a connective link from the city to the memorial while also providing stepped terraces for people to linger [on], hang out, and have a social relationship with the district,” said PWP partner Doug Findley. The streets will be paved in black granite and granite cobblestone. Because of the high traffic of the area, materials were chosen “not just for their durability but for their ability to be cleaned and assembled in a way to not show every speck of dust,” said Findley. Honey locust trees, known for their adaptability to the urban environment, were selected to line the terraces “for the lacy quality of their canopies, which allows light to pass though them” and to frame and harmonize the forests of oaks in the distance.


    Cortlandt Way site plan showing the pedestrian street between World Trade Center towers three and four. Courtesy PWP Landscape Architecture

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns and runs the property, announced the board’s approval of an $11.2 million contract with T.B Penick & Sons to build Cortlandt Way. An earlier, 2005, design for the space, featuring an entirely glass enclosed galleria-style mall with additional footbridges overhead for retail outlets, was rejected by city officials, who said they feared that the multi-leveled layout would hide views to and from the Memorial.


    Cortlandt Way will sit next to Fumihiko Maki's World Trade Center Tower Four (under construction with glass curtain wall). Tom Stoelker AN

    http://www.archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=6393

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    They've started installing curbside bollards at Liberty & West.

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    Some crane porn

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    Might be a little while before the spire is visible through/over the temp platform, huh?


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    Quote Originally Posted by RoldanTTLB View Post
    Might be a little while before the spire is visible through/over the temp platform, huh?
    Don't hold your breath, it won't be much of a "spire" since they skimped on costs by scrapping the radome. The antenna will turn the building into the worlds largest hypodermic needle

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    I mean, I guess. It'd be nice to get a comparison of spire radii of a few of them around town. Even the toothpick on top of NYT is visible from wherever. If they paint this black, like Bloomberg, it will be highly visible. In any event, how does the size of the "spire" here compare to BOA or 4TS? Both of those are quite visible from wherever. I don't feel like covering the whole thing in fabric would have made much of a difference.

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    maris.rozenfelds

    If the glass is right, 50 West Street will look great in this view, plus it will block that nasty brown blank wall.





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    Last edited by Derek2k3; January 27th, 2013 at 09:54 AM.

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