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Originally posted by Umbrax
Personally I think they should be developing force fields before making anymore hight record breaking buildings.
You wont catch me in a skyscraper like that.
Originally posted by beyondSciFi
Force fields wont happen anytime soon. Besides we have the technology to go about 3km tall now, but at a price.
Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
I've never heard that before. Have anything to back it up?
Originally posted by drfunk
WOW!! its gonna rule!!
New Yorkers need to learn a few lessons for the new WTC project!!
Originally posted by ufo3
Yeah i think NYC should reclaim its huge skyline, maybe the freedom tower can be made larger before it gets built?
Originally posted by DJFiyaaBl8
I wonder if it is good to build that high, and what if the tower has to come down sometime, it is also a perfect spot for a new 9/11
And I think NYC has learned it's lesson. The new WTC (Freedom ?) will be very tall, but the floors only reach up to the height of the surrounding buildings... the rest above will be an empty grid of beams.. maybe some glass to make it look pretty, but nothing to walk on except the steps of some antenna maintenance stairs.
One of those memorials is the slurry wall, more commonly known as “the bathtub.” This structure was the basement of the World Trade Center and served to hold back the Hudson River to keep it from flooding the complex. It was here that the remains of thousands of dead were found, and hundreds more who were never found. People will be able to walk down a ramp from ground level all the way down to bedrock along the edge of this wall -- the last original remaining piece of the twin towers.
Also worth noting is the “Wedge of Light” -- an area designed and aligned with the heavens so that on September 11th of each year, the area will remain free of shadows from 8:46am to 10:28am -- the time from when the first tower was attacked until the second tower collapsed.
the asymmetrical form topped by an off-center spire that is intended to mirror the Statue of Liberty's torch-holding arm.
-- Childs' main alteration was to twist the tower. The tapered building turns as it moves upwards. Childs claims that this will both shield the rest of the site from wind at ground level and allow the windmills to capture the maximum amount of energy over sixty stories above the ground
Underground, the building will contain a shopping area and connections to the transit station being designed by Santiago Calatrava. The ground level will have lobbies to serve both the office areas and those visiting the public observation areas located at the base of the open area and the base of the spire. The famous restaurant Windows of the World, which was located in the World Trade center, said Childs, would be located on the top floor, "perhaps with windows in the ceiling that look up into the weaving cables above."
Pataki, who has final authority over the land owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has set 2015 as the completion date of the project. It will include a memorial to the 2,752 victims, a transportation hub, commercial and residential space, a museum and other cultural facilities.