It looks wrong.
I Don't Like The Freedom Tower
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/09/2013|
They should have built the two towers back exactly like they were.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/07/2013|
Not "wrong," just blah.
Has anyone been to the new Tokyo Skytree?
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/07/2013|
The Freedom Tower and the upcoming surrounding WTC buildings are miles ahead of other upcoming NYC megatalls in terms of aesthetics. Have any of you taken a gander at 432 Park Avenue West? It looks like a vertical box of Reynolds Wrap.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/07/2013|
I have R2. It's much nicer looking at night than it is during the day.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/07/2013|
[quote] I Don't Like The Freedom Tower
It doesn't matter what you or anyone else likes. What matters is what the families of the 9/11 victims like
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/07/2013|
Oh you amuse R5. It was built to make money, not to please anyone.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/07/2013|
It's lovely. Nice blend of clean and distinctive. It'll age beautifully.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/07/2013|
The architect was inflicted in a very rat-like and cunning way.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/07/2013|
Dept of Homeland Security
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/07/2013|
It's very boring looking from every perspective.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/07/2013|
The Empire State Building's 102 floors went up in 14 months. It took the Freedom Tower eleven years thanks to bickering between the Port Authority, New York State and Larry Silverstein.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/07/2013|
It looks very phallic. Is it just me?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/07/2013|
yes R1 lets build office towers which, in the event of an emergency, takes over 4 hours to evacuate.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/07/2013|
It would be right at home in Chicago, not New York city
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/07/2013|
The Park Avenue building looks scary. Way too tall. I would hate to be in that building during a storm like Sandy.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/07/2013|
maybe you will like it when its finished? ITS NOT DONE YET!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/07/2013|
That silver cladding makes it look like a Hoboken condo in 2007.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/07/2013|
I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Not like here. Here everything is soft and smooth.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/07/2013|
Was this named after Bush's they hate us for our freedom crap?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/08/2013|
Could they give the building another name instead of the 'Freedom Tower?'
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/08/2013|
They did. It's going to be called One World Trade Center.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/08/2013|
so wait, it too 14 months to design, clean the land, prepare the land and build the Empire State Building? You can't compare apples and oranges...
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/08/2013|
Not to mention the fact that the original plans for the WTC started in the early 60s, and the buildings weren't finished until the early 70s.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/08/2013|
Since when is there a Park Avenue West? Or am I misreading that? Is it just the building that has the West in its title, because its on the western side of Park?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/08/2013|
r21, the mailing address is 1 World Trade Center, 10048. The building's name is Freedom Tower.
350 Fifth Avenue is the Empire State Building. 30 Rockefeller Plaza is the GE Building.
I think you've got it!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/08/2013|
Someone needs to tell Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority, then.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/08/2013|
Yeah, they got rid of the "Freedom Tower" name, thank God.
I've watched it going up the past couple of years - it looked like a hypodermic needle for a while. Now that it's closer to the intended height, it looks better, but I don't think it fills the space or makes the statement that it could. You could always orient yourself with the twin towers. This thing doesn't stand out the same way. It looks good close-up, but not so much from afar as part of the skyline.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/08/2013|
Like the building. Hate the name.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/08/2013|
I'm probably never going to have the right to have an opinion on New York architecture, but I think Childs' version of One WTC is a massive improvement over the Daniel Libeskind monstrosity they chose at first.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/08/2013|
The original WT buildings were absurd, and did not fit in NYC. This one is better.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/08/2013|
It is *not* called the Freedom Tower. That name was dropped years ago.
It's One World Trade Center.
I work across the street at the World Financial Center and have a direct view onto its construction. It may not be the most beautiful building but damn, I'll be glad when they're done and all the ugly construction is done.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/08/2013|
It's called "One" WTC while the other towers are 2,3,4 and 7. "Freedom Tower" was dropped in favor of this more subtle and humble recognition of its symbolic importance.
The new name also has the benefit of inflaming the people who fear the UN and the Masons. "One World" Trade Center.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/08/2013|
it's not the freedom tower anymore...it's 1 WTC
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/08/2013|
Thanks, R33, for your timely information.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/08/2013|
Notice how the new towers (One WTC, 4WTC and the Goldman HQ) look like towers of light at night. (The WTC towers are lit only by bare bulbs at this point). Unlike previous generations of glass-sheathed towers, where the glass is covering a bulky structure and a window, these new buildings have exteriors that are almost entirely glass.
I agree with OP that OneWTC is a failure of imagination and a wasted opportunity. However, the flat glass walls act as mirrors during the day and disappear at night, partially redeeming the design.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/08/2013|
[quote]I agree with OP that OneWTC is a failure of imagination and a wasted opportunity
I'm not trying to attack anyone here, I'm just honestly curious: What would you have wanted to see?
The original towers were not beauty queens (hell, I always thought they made the Manhattan skyline look unbalanced, like it was going to topple over). Looking back at other recent mega-buildings like the Petronas Towers, Taipei 101, and the Burj Khalifa, I think 1WTC is the most appealing of all of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/08/2013|
Something I haven't seen before. For example, the designs of the other three towers are mores distinctive. (Well, 2 and 3 are). Or the Nouvel MoMA tower. Even the silhouette of the BoA tower is more interesting.
I do appreciate that from certain angles (and always in terms of height), One WTC mimics the lost towers, but as you note, they were not exactly inspiring. The best thing about them was that there were two of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/08/2013|
I saw i live an it is breathtaking. When it is done you will be amazed.
r20, well they serve freedom fries there.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/08/2013|
I'm looking at it right now and I am not amazed.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/08/2013|
I can't believe 9/11 was 12 years ago!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/08/2013|
I thought you were talking about the other Freedom Tower, Miami's "Ellis Island."
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/08/2013|
as long as we are using Arabic numerals, the terrorists have won
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/08/2013|
I'd rather have one Woolworth building than 10 Freedom towers.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/08/2013|
It wasn't, r40.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/08/2013|
I prefer Woolco, R43.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/08/2013|
I agree. I see it every day and I'm not amazed either.
It's not doing it for me as part of the skyline.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/08/2013|
I'm not impressed by you either. At least everyone knows me though.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/08/2013|
Bitch! Your name is One World Trade Center, not Freedom Tower.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/09/2013|
Is VOTN purposely leaving out Mecca's fabled Fairmont Hotel?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/09/2013|
Meanwhile, those guys in Dubai are really doing [bold]amazingly beautiful[/bold] things with their architecture. You really need to see this.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/09/2013|
Almost none of those will ever be built R50.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/09/2013|
Rebuilding the WTC was the only good option. The terrorist won otherwise, and they did.
How long before they come along and knock this one down? It takes about ten years to become a pilot. So now any time soon, we will have fully licensed pilots in the cockpit that will be on suicide missions.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/09/2013|
Who the fuck would want to live in Dubai?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/09/2013|