View Poll Results: Should the International Freedom Center be built on the WTC site?

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  • It should be built right where its planned on the WTC site.

    17 39.53%
  • It should be built but off the WTC site.

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Thread: WTC Memorial Pavilion - Visitors Center - by Snohetta

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenwichBoy View Post
    This building will look de-constructed even when finished. Is that intentional symbolism? If so, is it appropriate?

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    It's starting to be apparent how the Pavilion meets the ground, and it appears that the more deconstructivist part of the design peels away and rises up from the base where the entry will be. There seems to be a very good balance between a building that welcomes people as they approach from across the plaza, a remembrance of what happened here and a directional structure pin-pointing the visitor's focus to various areas in the surrounding plaza. The tight wrapping of the cladding is looking very sharp. It's serious without being overly somber. I really like what I'm seeing evolve here.

    From a few days ago, a walk-around starting at the northeast going to southwest ...






















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    Moving around to the south ...





    Lots of nooks and crannies on the east face. Not sure at this point if they'll simply be voids behind the cladding, some viewing spots up above or what ultimately might be in store for this side ...














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    I dunno, lofter; this building seems more and more vapid the more I see of it. What is the message of the blue and white pattern? Could it be aesthetic bankruptcy? What should we do now, Olaf? Empty gestures, perhaps.

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    I thought the blue and white pattern is just the protective covering over the cladding?

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    ^ Well, that's a relief. The rest of the building's features are hopefully as easy to explain away.

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    I love it when you're sarcastic, ablarc, and pretend you don't know that the glass panels aren't really royal blue and snow white. Can't wait to see how folks will respond to the big red criss-cross going down the other side, where the building displays a bold vertical / horizontal axis.

    That'll show those Park51-ers, eh?

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    Geez, the stuff is peeling away.

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    First panels up on the east face of the Snohetta Visitors Pavilion ...

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    I don't know. If you took a photo close up without the surroundings I would have guessed this was in the Meadowlands by Giants Stadium.

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    Xanadu?

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