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.

    9 20.93%
  • It should be built in some other place of the WTC site.

    7 16.28%
  • It should not be built at all, anywhere.

    10 23.26%
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Thread: WTC Memorial Pavilion - Visitors Center - by Snohetta

  1. #691

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    It definitely reminds you of the former Twin Towers and their destruction although not overtly. Its something needed amongst all the gloss of all the other new buildings. For that reason I think this is a great building.

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    From NIST report:

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    South Tower

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    Very interesting Zip.

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    Creepy.

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    This is true.

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    Putting it all together ...

    North Face of the Memorial Pavilion / North Tower:


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    South Face of the Memorial Pavilion / South Tower:

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  7. #697

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    Alright, it's just pure coincidence, people, come on.The facade slopes upwards, so the windows are offset. The only thing disturbing about it, is the insight.

  8. #698

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    I don't think it's disturbing, but also not a coincidence.

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    It was 9/11 that was disturbing. There is no way that the facade treatment here is just an arbitrary juxtaposition of shapes and forms that magically match up with what was seen that morning. What's been built is a subtle but explicit reminder of what was lost. A ghost, if you will.

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    I shall await the NY Post to report this, and once they do then it becomes true.

  11. #701

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    ^ Where flesh and blood is less real than paper and ink, eh?

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    The east facade almost fully revealed (showing ghost images of the impacts?) ...

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    East face fully exposed, shining in the dark ...

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  14. #704

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    Regardless of whether or not this facade is meant to subtly reflect the impact zones from 9/11, it still looks great. It's refreshing, nonetheless.

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