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The Architecture Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Connemara, Jan 31, 2009.

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    =)) yeah
     
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    That reminds me of Wayfarer's Chapel in Palos Verdes minus the ocean view.

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    The Thorncrown chapel is pretty awesome looking.
     
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    I was in NYC, and I got to see the "Freedom Tower" both up close and from a distance. What a wasted opportunity. And that spire/antenna thing is just goofy.
     
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    did people really expect anything interesting from SOM?
     
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    There are so many financial, security, and logistical obligations involved, I'm almost shocked they even found a way to crease the facade. There's honestly zero opportunity for creative or whimsical architecture down there. It's fine for what it needs to be, which is an anchor building for downtown economic development. Unfortunately for us, it's neither Larry Silverstein's job or fancy to use his property and his billions of dollars to create a spiritual tome of freedom that satisfies bloggers. He's got a business to run, and thankfully the building is pretty clean and modest. A couple of the other WTC towers are really damn classy, which in totality makes the stuff down there perfectly acceptable.
     
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    That and the painters studio are both awesome. Really into the painters studio, would love to use a space like that as a studio.
     
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    My personal preference is for more windows, although I know for serious painting direct sunlight is normally eschewed.

    The second building is fantastic though.

    As for the new WTC, I actually think that if you removed the spire, it would have been one of the greatest modern skyscrapers in the world:

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    I wasn't looking for a spiritual tome of freedom (not sure what that would look like...). My understanding is that most of the security constraints are around the base of the building which implies that there was probably freedom to be more adventurous above that. It's not an ugly building (except for the spire), but it doesn't anchor the skyline like the twin towers did, IMO. A wasted opportunity, but perhaps the stakeholders made it impossible to do much more.
     
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    What sort of adventure were you looking for ?
     
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    That's a fair question, but I'm not sure I can answer it.
     
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    It sounds like you want a Freedom Tower Infinite Sky Pool. I'd be okay with that.

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    That's proof that you shouldn't design buildings after playing Jenga on shrooms.
     
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    Shut up, moron.
     
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