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World Trade Centre replacement

what do you think people?  a park or a new skyscraper?

Personally Id love to see a park, with a pile of overgrown rubble in the middle 'lest we forget', and a plaque with the names of the dead, police and firemen listed separately.

the hell with skyscrapers...we have too many of the manyway.

american patriot
Saturday, March 01, 2003

I would like to have the tallest building in the world.  It shows that America won't give in to the terrorists and that they will never win!

RRKSS
Saturday, March 01, 2003

Id have said that goes without saying.

but lets face it...sky scrapers are *really* ugly.....lets use the opportunity and create something thats nice to look at.  The will show the tourists that we can bring good from anything they throw at us...

american patriot
Saturday, March 01, 2003

I suspect I meant terrorists, not tourists.

..although now I think seriously about it...

american patriot
Saturday, March 01, 2003

Well, I live in Jersey City. I can see the top of the NYC Skyline from my Kitchen and Bathroom windows, and must say that I'd be happy to see some tall, distinctive buildings there. It's so BLAH right now.

On the other hand, I'm as much a park/outdoors person as I am a web developer, so a park would be pretty cool too. It just isn't enough room though to have a big enough park though. If they had, let's say, 200 acres (25% the size of central park), I think that would really benefit downtown. OR, if they connected the park to Battery Park somehow, that would be pretty cool too. But a little park in the middle of the city doesn't do too much for me.

But hey, I don't live there!

Mark
Monday, March 03, 2003

I like the Leibiskind plan.  The top of the tower is a vertical garden.  The way it is designed, it sort of echoes the statue of liberty.  And the buildings have some character, and harmonize well with the skyline. 

Keith Wright
Monday, March 03, 2003

I just wish the same towers will be built again. Exactly the same. I miss them. This will be the only appropriate overcome.

Beb Hadges
Monday, March 03, 2003

They should rebuild the Hudson Terminal Buildings:
http://www.myrecollection.com/matusp/1967pretwin.html

Keith Wright
Monday, March 03, 2003

I miss the old towers too.  Good memories of popping into Borders bookstore in 5WTC, then sitting on a bench in the plaza drinking coke and reading the newly-purchased books. sigh.

Still, no good looking back. The new design looks good I think, and I'm sure it'll be an impressive addition to the skyline.

Pat Galea
Tuesday, March 04, 2003

I like the idea that part of the pit and slurry wall would remain visible.

Assuming some tall office building is built at the site, would you work there?

dmooney
Thursday, March 06, 2003

Any building there is still going to have the advantage of being built over the only downtown PATH station, and so will have some appeal to Jersey commuters.  Plus, by the time it is built, we will have won our war on terrorism, right? ;)

But I imagine it won't be so easy to fill the space again.  Hopefully the economy will swing the right way soon.

Keith Wright
Friday, March 07, 2003

Of course I'd work in a new tall office building built at that site. 

"Come on you sons-of-bitches, you wanna live forever?" GySgt. Daniel J. "Dan" Daly, USMC; near Lucy-`le-Bocage as he led the 5th Marines' attack into Belleau Wood, 6 June 1918

Thomas Holaday
Saturday, March 08, 2003

You bet i'd work there. As high up as as they'll let me. Look, i don't have what it takes to be a soldier. This is the closest i can come to doing something somewhat brave to help my country and my city. I'd consider it an honor.

As Ed Koch said shortly after the attacks, everything a target, everywhere you look. Are we going to take the Statue of Liberty down and put it in a closet because we're afraid it might get attacked?

I'd glad Liebskind got selected. As soon as i watched him unveil his plan, i shouted, "Yes!" He is so in touch with the people -- the guy who presented after him said, "We'll seal off the footprints and make them a sacred ground and nobody will ever be allowed to walk there." I wanted to grab him and say:

Look at all those thousands of people who go to the site literally non-stop, around the clock. They push up against the fences and crane their necks and look through their telephoto lenses trying to get closer (physically and virtually) to the pit. I bet you, the architect, being a VIP if your plan is selected, will go on extensive tours of the site. You'll get to bear witness. But ordinary citizens should be denied that?

Mike Schiraldi
Friday, March 14, 2003

Without some huge tower dominating everything else around it, the NYC skyline looks like the skyline of every other city in the world. It bugs me every time I cross the bridge or drive over the bqe.

www.marktaw.com
Saturday, March 29, 2003

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