Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). the NEW ... World Trade Center - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In the NEW ... World Trade Center bluesigns Posted: February 4, 2003 11:22PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 i really want this to be the one.it's down to just 2 designs.this is the one that feels the most right when i see it against the skyline. «123»Comments Reply 1 of 45 wrong robot Posts: 3,907member February 4, 2003 11:27PM What''s the other design?My first reaction to that one was...thats pretty cool looking, then I started thinking it was a little bit...erm....strange, now I just want to see the other for reference. Reply 2 of 45 bluesigns Posts: 315member February 4, 2003 11:33PM <a href="http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/nyc-wtc0205,0,5554446.story?coll=ny-top-span-hea dlines" target="_blank">http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/nyc-wtc0205,0,5554446.story?coll=ny-top-span-hea dlines</a>here's the newsday article link to the story but there is no "skyline" view photo link to the other one. Reply 3 of 45 709 Posts: 2,016member February 4, 2003 11:34PM Where are the offices? Is it functional or just a big ass statement? Reply 4 of 45 bluesigns Posts: 315member February 4, 2003 11:40PM [quote] Where are the offices? Is it functional or just a big ass statement?<hr></blockquote>it's functional AND it's a "big ass statement" !there is a giant museum/learning center suspended in between the two towers and there is a big park in the sky on the top of each tower at about where the 100th floor was ! there will be business and commercial structures surrounding the hallowed ground area. Reply 5 of 45 groverat Posts: 10,872member February 4, 2003 11:46PM <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2726333.stm" target="_blank">link</a>Interesting quote:"The last thing New York needs is the addition of another enormous glass-and-steel monstrosity"Will, UKHow in blue hell does a friggin' guy in the UK deem himself a credible source as to what New York needs?I like England and all, but shut your cakehole.--The THINK one is a very very bold design and idea. I think we take that one and run with it. Reply 6 of 45 709 Posts: 2,016member February 4, 2003 11:54PM Thanx for the link GR.After seeing the Libeskind design, out of the two, the Think design is far and away the best. Although, there was something really nice about the design of two tall blocks of light shining upward. Not functional at all, just nice. Reply 7 of 45 nosey Posts: 307member February 5, 2003 12:58AM I had heard that there was a push from Barcelona to get Antonio Gaudi's office complex considered.The guy designed it almost a hundred years ago for the same piece of land.wouldn't it be ironic that it got built a hundred years or so after he designed it?<a href="http://22.214.171.124:1818/Sinehead/Gaudi2.html" target="_blank">http://126.96.36.199:1818/Sinehead/Gaudi2.html</a> Reply 8 of 45 mcq Posts: 1,543member February 5, 2003 1:04AM Heh, can't quite tell what either design is supposed to be. The first one looks like some straws coated in aluminum foil and twisted together. Reply 9 of 45 eugene Posts: 8,254member February 5, 2003 1:06AM I want something more conservative. Any Gaudi-esque or macho abstract art design should be canned. The design's sheer height should be its touchstone.[ 02-05-2003: Message edited by: Eugene ]</p> Reply 10 of 45 applenut Posts: 5,768member February 5, 2003 1:24AM i hate both "finalists" and i hated all the other proposals.this is the current BEST that the world's BEST architects can come up with?disgraceful. Reply 11 of 45 groverat Posts: 10,872member February 5, 2003 1:47AM Better <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2003/02/05/nyregion/05REBU.html?ex=1045026000&en=6737bf6aca11165a&ei=5 062&partner=GOOGLE" target="_blank">link</a>.The Libeskind, while nice, is very predictable and not very noteworthy. The THINK project, if completed as outlined, would be a true wonder of the world. Being somewhat acrophobic, those lattice-towers would freak my shit right out.I also dislike both of them for the most part, but THINK is the best of the two. Reply 12 of 45 splinemodel Posts: 7,311member February 5, 2003 1:51AM This reminds me why I didn't become an architect.It's such a load of BS. When an architect comes forward and explains his design without using a load of silly buzzwords and terms, I will respect him, but I haven't seen this yet. I am no less of a designer and I have had no tutorials. . . . Yes, people have told me time and time again that I should have pursued art rather that engineering, but regardless, I am not impressed with any of the entries.Give me several months and I will come up with a better solution. . . Yes, I'm drunk off my rocker, but I'm to some extent serious. . . It's part of my regret for not shooting for a degree in architecture, which as I've found out is much closer to my nature than is electrical engineering.And I'll even pump it out in FormZ. . . Reply 13 of 45 masker Posts: 451member February 5, 2003 2:06AM That first picture reminds me of the springs in bedding/mattresses that are individually wrapped for your comfort.That is ugly.It looks like the space shuttle should be hooked to it, ready to launch.mskr Reply 14 of 45 towel Posts: 1,479member February 5, 2003 2:21AM [quote]I had heard that there was a push from Barcelona to get Antonio Gaudi's office complex considered.<hr></blockquote>Good lord! Call Admiral Ackbar! A Mon Calamari <a href="http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/moncalamaristarcruiser/" target="_blank">Star Cruiser</a> just crashed in <a href="http://188.8.131.52:1818/Sinehead/Gaudi2.html" target="_blank">Lower Manhattan</a>![ 02-05-2003: Message edited by: Towel ]</p> Reply 15 of 45 eugene Posts: 8,254member February 5, 2003 3:12AM [quote]Originally posted by Towel:<strong>Good lord! Call Admiral Ackbar! A Mon Calamari <a href="http://www.starwars.com/databank/starship/moncalamaristarcruiser/" target="_blank">Star Cruiser</a> just crashed in Lower Manhattan!</strong><hr></blockquote> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" /> Reply 16 of 45 vandewaals Posts: 450member February 5, 2003 3:32AM I think I like the other design better. I like the mirrored towers with the angled tops....and that single tall spire...clean looking but yet very futuristic. Nice. Reply 17 of 45 stunned Posts: 1,096member February 5, 2003 4:09AM looks wierd.... Reply 18 of 45 der kopf Posts: 2,275member February 5, 2003 5:34AM [quote]Originally posted by groverat:<strong>Interesting quote:"The last thing New York needs is the addition of another enormous glass-and-steel monstrosity"Will, UKHow in blue hell does a friggin' guy in the UK deem himself a credible source as to what New York needs?I like England and all, but shut your cakehole.--The THINK one is a very very bold design and idea. I think we take that one and run with it.</strong><hr></blockquote>Hehe, you are truly a minus habens, young groverat. Have you and the tribe of primates from which you spring ever stopped to wonder that this good man was only uttering his opinion? What could possible be wrong with that? HE doesn't need to bash anyone. What makes you think that you, of all people, member of the one clan, the one state that thinks itself better than the others, the one state that actually has given meaning to the phrase 'Republic of Texas', that your opinion would be better?You live about equidistant to NY as this UK-ian, and there's a good chance he goes there more often than you. Also, if all of a sudden intellectual protectionism is your cup of tea, maybe you should get two American groups to design the new WTC, and tell the ones that are winning now that they will be withheld on account of your fascism.Moreover, though you may very well be equipped with a low brow and flat head to go along with that, you might already have stopped and thought about the intricacies of communication. You may have realised that someone, when writing, does not communicate with his mouth. So, whatever that pseudo-witticism of yours, this 'cakehole' pun, stands for, I'll take it you mean a mouth. I'm sorry to have to point out to you that this mouth was not active, and if it was, only irrelevantly so, while good Will jotted down his opinion. Of course, you probably need more time to tell apart basic body parts and their functions. By all means, take your time. You stupid, stupid boy. Reply 19 of 45 stupider...likeafox Posts: 1,618member February 5, 2003 5:46AM The full quote from the presumptious Will, UK [quote]Following the September 11 attacks, and the collapse of the WTC towers, I believed the New York skyline would never be the same again. Having flown in January, my assumption was proved correct. However, now I find my eye drawn uptown to the Empire State building, Chrysler building and the gothic, art deco splendour for which New York is famous. I actually prefer it how it is now. The last thing New York needs is the addition of another enormous glass-and-steel monstrosity, a defiance, certainly, but also a magnet for further attacks.<hr></blockquote> Reply 20 of 45 stupider...likeafox Posts: 1,618member February 5, 2003 5:55AM I liked this idea better:<a href="http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/feature/2003/01/21/linklater_wtc/" target="_blank">http://www.salon.com/ent/movies/feature/2003/01/21/linklater_wtc/</a> «123» Sign In or Register to comment.