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Thread: 175 Greenwich Street - WTC Tower # 3 - by Richard Rogers

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    Each picture worth a thousand words!
    Thank you for putting some meat up on the table
    you've really outdone yourself this time.

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    One more combining both halves of my WTC project:



    Quote Originally Posted by scumonkey View Post
    Thank you for putting some meat up on the table
    Wait...I thought posting photos of that is a bannable offense?

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    Thumbs up, STR.

    Another observation: the second (taller) setback on the side of 3 WTC is pretty darn close to the impact site on the original WTC 2. Coincidence or not, I think it is pretty interesting. There's a lot of symbolism in the new buildings.

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    ^That's more of a coincidence than anything. I can tell you with 100% certainty that no one is memorializing the aircraft impacts (or really any part of that day) on any of the buildings. 9/11 is staying in the museum, no one else needs a reminder beyond the two gaping voids in the plaza. Frankly, it would be macabre to keep reinforcing that. If you look at Tower 3, the setbacks are a function of the X-bracing. There's no setback at the top of the 1st X, the south face sets back on the 2nd X, the north on the 3rd. The setbacks are supposed to tie into Libeskind's spiral concept and relate the building to Tower 4, I've got a diagram of that around here somewhere...

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    Alright, I will take your word for it. It's an interesting coincidence, nonetheless. Likewise with the vents on Tower 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TallGuy View Post
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    We're not going to start playing 'Stairway to heaven' backwards now are we?

    Most of what people are identifying as symbolism appears to me to be just coincidence-like the theory about T1s vents being 9 '11's'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSsocal View Post
    like the theory about T1s vents being 9 '11's'.
    That was seriously the dumbest thing I've read on the internet since people kept telling me to watch "Loose Change." Not, that I'm killing the messenger here. You just reminded me of how bad that whole idea was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSsocal View Post
    We're not going to start playing 'Stairway to heaven' backwards now are we?

    Most of what people are identifying as symbolism appears to me to be just coincidence-like the theory about T1s vents being 9 '11's'.
    No, but I will be reading tea leaves and assorted entrails later this afternoon.

    ^^^ And wouldn't it be 8 number elevens, anyway? I'm confused.

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    STR, thank-you for sharing your work, it is fantastic. I have to say that I am in the minority here with my views regarding tower 3. It reminds me of a reworked New York Times Tower, and it just does not excite me. Perhaps I would appreciate it more if it were in Midtown, but for the WTC it is unremarkable to me. I'm saving my enthusiasm for Tower 2, which also puts me in the minority!

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    Tower crane has sprung!

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    ^^^ Yes, a tower for a crane ! Once again, thanks GB !

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    Great modeling, but really an odd juxtaposition of forms.

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    I think they just put them in the wrong order. It should go structurally expressive-> traditional slightly textured modernist facade->absolute minimalist curtain wall

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