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CITADEL
07-05-2004, 10:10 AM
http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/news/story.jsp?flok=FF-APO-1110&idq=/ff/story/0001%2F20040705%2F0640811278.htm&sc=1110&photoid=20040704NYGB102&floc=NW_2-T

Anyone else see a problem with this?

World's tallest tower in place of WTC buildings = big target. Who the hell would want to work there?

I.B.V.King
07-05-2004, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by CITADEL
http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/news/story.jsp?flok=FF-APO-1110&idq=/ff/story/0001%2F20040705%2F0640811278.htm&sc=1110&photoid=20040704NYGB102&floc=NW_2-T

Anyone else see a problem with this?

World's tallest tower in place of WTC buildings = big target. Who the hell would want to work there?

yeah i think its kinda stupid their making it big to show the world that we can rebuild, and while the idea is good, the terrorists are simply going to want to attack it even more... instead on concentrating on making it HUGE, they should be working on security to make sure that 1) it never happens again, and 2) if it happens again people inside have a safe chance of getting out

SlimShady316225
07-05-2004, 10:24 AM
i see no problem with it,and people would want to work here. and how would it be a big target

MonsterStud
07-05-2004, 10:30 AM
Sure, I can see that point.

On the other hand we don't live in the same world as pre 911. Hijacker's won't get a free ride to a target anymore. People know the game plan.

Really, this building will be a giant MIDDLE FINGER to the enemies of the US.

MonsterStud
07-05-2004, 10:33 AM
Also, it sounds like only the first 72 stories will be heavily occupied. That may make it safer somehow. It's part bussiness, part art and monument.

CITADEL
07-05-2004, 10:40 AM
If it's never attacked it'll be the greatest idea ever, showing the world we have moved on to bigger and better things. However, I have a feeling this will become target numero uno for all terrorists, and they probably wont stop until they get it. Hence the reason why I would never work in that building.

rkt
07-05-2004, 11:02 AM
god you people see terrorists every ****ing where.

darkforce
07-05-2004, 11:34 AM
Yes, it will be a huge target. Kind of like a challenge to terrorists everywhere.

On the other hand, you can certainly be assured that it will be the most heavily protected building in the world. Bomb detectors everywhere, crazy security when entering the parking garage, etc.

As for aircrafts flying into it, I'm pretty certain the National Guard has some jets on standby 24/7 in the NYC area..ready to shoot down any hijacked plane.

LethalOnGuitarZ
07-05-2004, 12:06 PM
Oh God.. so some people are actually saying building this building is a bad thing because it'll be a target for everyone? Well that's not very logical, let's tear down every high building in the world.

CITADEL
07-05-2004, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by LethalOnGuitarZ
Oh God.. so some people are actually saying building this building is a bad thing because it'll be a target for everyone? Well that's not very logical, let's tear down every high building in the world.

If you can't see the reasoning behind someone making the arguement for it being a bad idea then you arn't being very logical yourself.

mariners216
07-05-2004, 01:19 PM
anyone have a picture of the design of the building?

irpker
07-05-2004, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by mariners216
anyone have a picture of the design of the building?

The Americans cheated!!! :) There will be only like 72 actual floors, and then the rest is scaffolding! There's actually a lot less office space for this design, then in the original WTC. However, there is an elevator to the top where one can look down on the empire state building.

LethalOnGuitarZ
07-05-2004, 02:14 PM
Originally posted by CITADEL
If you can't see the reasoning behind someone making the arguement for it being a bad idea then you arn't being very logical yourself.
I think it's only fair that we all move on. Rebuilding a newer, taller, more impressive structure on the site of the old buildings simply shows the world that America has moved on, and it will not let terrorism affect it the way the terrorists want it to.

CITADEL
07-05-2004, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by LethalOnGuitarZ
I think it's only fair that we all move on. Rebuilding a newer, taller, more impressive structure on the site of the old buildings simply shows the world that America has moved on, and it will not let terrorism affect it the way the terrorists want it to.

Hope it works that way.

Debaser
07-05-2004, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by mariners216
anyone have a picture of the design of the building?

http://www.renewnyc.org/

I think it looks pretty ugly. It doesn't match the skyline very well.

omariok2
07-05-2004, 03:52 PM
youre right it doesnt really match the skyline but I still think it looks really nice, its very unique

BigTruckGuy3500
07-05-2004, 07:50 PM
It is only gonna be the tallest building in the world for a little while. I can't remember exactly where it is going to be built, but apparently the people that wanted to build it were waiting until the new building height would be announced so they could build something bigger. I think it is in one of the Middle East countries in the UAE.

I'm wondering how they're gonna put together such a huge glass spindle and keep it from breaking in high wind or hail or something.

CerealKiller
07-05-2004, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by MonsterStud


Really, this building will be a giant MIDDLE FINGER to the enemies of the US.

LOL :D Nice comment. I think I'll have to steal it and use it in a sentence with somebody this week.

Debaser
07-05-2004, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by BigTruckGuy3500
It is only gonna be the tallest building in the world for a little while. I can't remember exactly where it is going to be built, but apparently the people that wanted to build it were waiting until the new building height would be announced so they could build something bigger. I think it is in one of the Middle East countries in the UAE.

I'm wondering how they're gonna put together such a huge glass spindle and keep it from breaking in high wind or hail or something.

The UAE is awesome. I wouldn't mind visiting there sometime. And to think, oil only accounts for less than 10% of their economy (in Dubai at least).

The_Pain_Train
07-05-2004, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by MonsterStud


Really, this building will be a giant MIDDLE FINGER to the enemies of the US.

madnerb
07-06-2004, 05:41 AM
This building is planned for India at 2,222ft: http://www.geocities.com/PicketFence/5192/centre_of_india.html

dixon
07-06-2004, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by madnerb
This building is planned for India at 2,222ft: http://www.geocities.com/PicketFence/5192/centre_of_india.html There is lots of stuff that has been planned that will never come to fruitition: check out the Tokyo Pyramid

http://cabletv.starhub.com/media/image/show/20031001140143_Pyramid_sa_mid.jpg

And this is freedom ship:

http://www.freedomship.com/


Freedom Ship has the best chance of any

CITADEL
07-06-2004, 12:42 PM
Originally posted by madnerb
This building is planned for India at 2,222ft: http://www.geocities.com/PicketFence/5192/centre_of_india.html

Now THAT is one cool looking building.

madnerb
07-06-2004, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by dixon
There is lots of stuff that has been planned that will never come to fruitition: check out the Tokyo Pyramid

http://cabletv.starhub.com/media/image/show/20031001140143_Pyramid_sa_mid.jpg

And this is freedom ship:

http://www.freedomship.com/


Freedom Ship has the best chance of any
no way are those two designs as likely as going ahead as the building in india. the building in india actually has some recognition as potentially being the world's tallest building in the next 5 years but we aren't going to have cities inside buildings and stuff within the next few generations.

dixon
07-06-2004, 01:26 PM
Originally posted by madnerb
but we aren't going to have cities inside building's and stuff within the next few generations. What is this based on?

madnerb
07-09-2004, 02:37 PM
Originally posted by dixon
What is this based on?
common sense?

R3N3GAD3
07-09-2004, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by dixon
What is this based on?

The fact that if you did, international waters would have 100% effect.

EDC
07-09-2004, 04:00 PM
CN tower is 1815ft. I know it isn't usually included with other buildings because it doesn't have floors or a use besides being very tall, but if all of these buildings get to counts meaningless spires as masts as part of their total height then the whole CN tower should count.

madnerb
07-10-2004, 02:50 AM
That's why a lot of tallest building lists don't include spires. The CN Tower's purpose isn't to be a habitable building though whereas buildings such as the proposed Freedom Tower are primarily for practical habitable use.