NYC 2012: skyline with a Vista

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Don't panic, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Don't panic macrumors 603

    Don't panic

    Jan 30, 2004
    having a drink at Milliways

    and here is how it will look with lighting on... :)

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  2. MacNut macrumors Core


    Jan 4, 2002
    To be honest I'd rather see nothing built there.
  3. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    Moorestown, NJ
    I actually like this design, but i am disapointed at all the bureaucratic bulls**t holding this up.
  4. rjfiske macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2003
    Washington State
  5. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    With all the political BS delays, Vista seems an appropriate name.:D
  6. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    I think they should just rebuild them with the same design as before but improve upon it. Of course using a different footprint. And make the original North and South tower footprints the memorial. As what really made the buildings collapse was the fire weakening the remaining steel trusses and beams because the fire proofing was blown away upon impact. The buildings stood for about an hour before they collapsed. This is speculation, but since they stood for almost an hour, the buildings could have withstood that kind of impact even though the engineers said it would survive an impact of a much smaller plane. The problem was the firefighters couldn't get something that high to put out the fire. So the fire burned and weakened the steel enough for them to break off and which lead to the collapse of the buildings.

    Upon construction of the Twin towers the engineers took cost cutting steps which lowered the safety of the towers like the Dry Wall which didn't protect the core of the towers all that well. Eliminate those cost cutting actions and improve the structure of the towers they could withstand( with damage of course) that kind of impact. What else should be done is to engineer a way to get foam/water to those kind of heights. If a plane hit the Empire State building like the terrorists did on 9/11 there would be no way to put out the fire since it is so high up. Again, just rebuild the towers as they were before 9/11, but with an improved design.
  7. monke macrumors 65816


    May 30, 2005
    A top floor in the middle tower would be awesome. Talk about a skylight :)
  8. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    Exactly, the whole point of terrorism is to scare you into changing the way you live. By building them almost exactly as before, you say "We will continue to live our lives the way we always have", giving the proverbial finger to terrorism, while still having a memorial for those who died.
  9. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Why stick with a proverbial finger when you could give 'em the real thing.


  10. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
  11. ebow macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2001
    Trapped in a world before later on
    I'm not thrilled with the apparent lack of unity in the appearance of the four buildings. They feel like four separate projects. Not that the various buildings of the former WTC complex were very similar, but still... they could at least share basic similarities, as do the World Financial Center buildings across the street.
  12. EricNau Moderator emeritus


    Apr 27, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm glad the new design is different. If we were to erect buildings similar to the world trade centers, it would just be hiding the truth as if 9/11 never happened. I believe identical buildings would be too upsetting for those with personal connections to 9/11; every day as one passed that site it would be a horrible reminder of what happened.

    The freedom tower, on the other hand, is a symbol of hope and pride. It was designed as a memorial to those who died, while still proving to the terrorists that America can eventually prevail.

    I really like the design on the freedom tower, but I'm not sure I like the buildings surrounding it. The freedom tower was much more noticeable when all of the buildings around it weren't so similar.
  13. Foxglove9 macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    Yes I agree. Of course doesn't help that they had a different designer for each building. Finally glad that they are starting construction.

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