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

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    NO!!!!

    Please say it isn't so.



    Quote Originally Posted by str View Post
    so long x-bracing.
    http://www.wtc.com/media/images/s/ar...e-center?sid=0


    the lobby was blanded up as well. It was intended to be awash with video screens. Shame. This building has been gutted of everything that made it interesting.


    ugh.

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    Silverstein the Philistine.

    He cheapened the glass on tower 4.

    He stripped tower 3.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the top of tower 2 gets quietly value-engineered.

    Never thought I'd say it's lucky the PA is building tower 1.

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    I'm confused. Wouldn't the external bracing be structural? Could talks with a potential tenant be so far advanced that a redesign was necessary? Is an unobstructed view that essential? Quick, have Wintour give a quick lesson on the importance of accessories.

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    I saw #4 today (overcast) from about five blocks away and the glass looked muted.

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    Facade close-up. This particular image was posted at least as early as April of this year on the silversteinproperties.com page. I had assumed it was an early mock-up at the time.

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    @RoldanTTLB
    There is going to be one, Linkbelt TG-1900, the slider was being built last week

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    These buildings aren't going to look so good after all the cost cutting. It will be evident.

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    Yep I'll just echo what everyone else said. Damn shame.

    The indentations on Tower 2 are blank concrete in that new Tower 3 render. Hopefully because they were too focused on butchering the Tower 3 design to load up the high-quality Tower 2 design. Right? Please?

    Other things of note in a few of the new dbox renderings that are scattered around the wtc.com site. They haven't cleansed the place of all of the original Tower 3 renderings, but in at least one of the renderings the reflection of Tower 2 has been removed from Tower 4, and Tower 4's facade and lighting look slightly different as well. That could have been they were in a hurry with the renderings, but why oh why did it have to happen at all.

    Sigh.
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    For a site of such significance it is. The lack of of creativity (and now quality?) is astounding.

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    Wow, the site rendering seems bland now, without all of the X-bracing. Those actually gave you a purpose to look up.

    It looks as if they bumped up the bracing for the trusses at each side. I'm guessing they did this as a cost cutting measure, and to attract tenants like UBS with prime, unobstructed views.

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    This is devastating. There isn't any other way about it. The vertical thrust and visual interest of this building is totally gone without the X-braces. I'm shocked Rogers agreed to this level of value engineering.

    Was there any formal announcement? The way Silverstein just replaced the renderings without any kind of news is just unseemly.

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    Has a pretty clumsy look with just the trusses flanking the building's center. Suddenly, I find myself only interested in 1 WTC...

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    Changes, 2005 > 2011 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by TREPYE View Post







    Copyright © 2005 Richard Rogers Partnership. All rights reserved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYguy View Post

    New renderings from wtc.com



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    ... from September 2006, when the design was initially released:



    Notice the two large columns with diagonal beams.
    Quote Originally Posted by STR View Post
    N/S faces. The corner braces have been modified, with smaller horizontal beams and modified braces.

    Official Render of Original Design


    http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/5149/n44o.jpg
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    ^The terraces will be open.






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    Church and Cortlandt


    Fulton, just east of 1WTC
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    One more combining both halves of my WTC project:

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    So long X-bracing.

    http://www.wtc.com/media/images/s/architecture-3-world-trade-center?sid=0



    The lobby was blanded up as well. It was intended to be awash with video screens. Shame.
    This building has been gutted of everything that made it interesting.



    Ugh.

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    I'm not that surprised. I had a feeling a complex this amazing wouldn't live to see the light of day in such an economy and a city known for preferring function over form. Something this far-eastern and creative looking was rather unusual for NYC, so I'm not shocked that they changed it back to the conventional NY dross. Next up, Tower 2. NY is not interested really interested in perfecting the aesthetic look of the city, I think we can say it once and for all. If this was Paris, there'd be outrage at such a design change I'd say, no? Anyway, for fans of skylines and height, at least they didn't lower the roof and NY is still getting another large super-tall to add to its skyline. At least it will look good from far away.

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