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Thread: 200 Greenwich Street - Proposed WTC Tower #2 - by Norman Foster

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    Hmmm. To me it's less than beautiful. It's not an atrocity, but it's not beautiful either.

    Quote Originally Posted by czsz
    The Millennium Hilton is beautiful. If only more of New York's more recent concoctions were as sleek and unpretentious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evil_synth
    Despite Silverstein's statement on the height of Foster's Tower, I think it would be more appropriate to make it 1197 feet tall. (2973 people killed on 9/11, minus 1776, year of US independence).
    Yes, please! The symbolism in this is just so moving!

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    while we're at it why don't we lower it to 715 feet to honor Babe Ruth's home run total?

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    I'll raise that another 1655' (the date that Peter Minuit bought Manhattan; May 24, 1626: 5 + 24 + 1626 = 1655).

    1655 + 715 = 2370' !!!

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    The possibilities are endless. They should make a retractable spire that can symbolize something new everyday with its varying height... or so we can continue to add and subtract numbers as needed.

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    Or maybe just throw up a dalipidated 3 story building in honor of our president's IQ.

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    a retractable spire so that we can have a different height everyday? good god, my mind has just been blown. brilliant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scruffy88
    a retractable spire so that we can have a different height everyday? good god, my mind has just been blown. brilliant
    So, when the mayor does something exciting, we can have a full erection and in cold rain we can retract it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuy
    while we're at it why don't we lower it to 715 feet to honor Babe Ruth's home run total?
    You mean 714

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    I've seen some leaked info. I can't post it all here due to request, but basically 1,150 to roof with no spire. Hardly official and I'm attempting to confirm as well as make sense of some of the images. I suggest taking the same grain of salt I am, but stay tuned anyway.

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    I've also heard 1150, 67 stories, no spire, but an angled roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMGarcia
    I've also heard 1150, 67 stories, no spire, but an angled roof.
    No surprise. Nothing to sneeze at either.

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    So... 3 1000-footers around the edges of a small park? Not too shabby.

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    What if I said 2 WTC had a height of 1300+ ft without a spire?

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    ^^ Then please continue. How did you come to this number?

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