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    This week the new WTC site desing was selected!
    wut do u guyz think??




    i heard they will be taller then WTC

    Do you have more info on it?

    How many years etc?
    Life became all Gray! But NOW i have decided to paint it all over again.

    I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat


      NEW YORK (AP) - Declaring the plan would restore "lower Manhattan to its rightful place in the world," Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday the selection of architect Daniel Libeskind's design to rebuild the World Trade Center site.

      The plan envisions sloping, angular towers with a 541-metre airy spire soaring into the sky. It also preserves part of the sunken pit that was the foundation of the original 411-metre twin towers, where Libeskind imagines space for a museum and a memorial to the nearly 2,800 victims who died there Sept. 11, 2001.

      A separate design competition for the memorial itself begins this spring.

      Gov. George Pataki said the Libeskind plan protects ground zero itself and "brings back the life to lower Manhattan that is so important to our future."

      The design, chosen over the THINK team's 507-metre latticework towers, includes five stark geometrical towers and several smaller cultural buildings.

      A beaming Libeskind, who was born in Poland but grew up in New York, called his selection "a tremendously proud and moving moment."

      Libeskind is also the architect behind an innovative crystal design for an addition now in development at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum.

      He was chosen for the World Trade Centre redevelopment by a committee with representatives of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the site, and the offices of the governor and the mayor.

      LMDC chairman John Whitehead praised the way Libeskind's plan aims to create a bustling, vibrant streetscape around the site, complete with a five-star hotel, a transportation hub, a memorial museum and cultural spots.

      He also mentioned a space designed to capture a wedge of sunlight each year on Sept. 11, from the time that the first plane hit until the time the last tower fell.

      "The plan succeeds both when it rises into the sky and when it descends into the ground," Whitehead said. "In doing so, it captures the soaring optimism of our city and honors the eternal spirit of our fallen heroes."

      The spire, which recalls the year of America's independence, would have a garden all the way to its top, not office space.

      The design competition was launched after an initial set of plans released in July was criticized as being dominated by office space and bland, boring structures. Libeskind's firm, based in Berlin, is well known for the design of the Jewish Museum Berlin, an extension to the Denver Art Museum and the Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

      Libeskind, 57, has estimated the cost of building his design at $330 million US. Officials have said insurance payments on the twin towers and public money are expected to finance the redevelopment, but the specific funding plan is one of many questions that remain.

      It is also unclear when the buildings will be constructed or how closely they will resemble the design.

      Libeskind said he included the sunken space because he was inspired by the site's massive slurry walls holding back the Hudson River. He likened their strength to the strength of democracy.

      "Truly a wall of freedom. Freedom really etched in this wall," he said.

      Lee Ielpi, whose firefighter son died in the Sept. 11 attack, praised the design because it preserved much of the sunken area within the twin towers' foundation.

      "That land was consecrated by the blood of the people who were lost that day," Ielpi said.

      Developer Larry Silverstein, who owns the lease on the trade center site, was present at Thursday's ceremony but did not speak.


        Selection of a Single Design for the World Trade Center Site:

        The LMDC and Port Authority are pleased to join with the City and State and
        New York in announcing that the Memory Foundations design as developed by
        Studio Daniel Libeskind has been selected as the design for the World Trade
        Center site. The Memory Foundations design reconciles the conflicting impulses
        to preserve the site of the World Trade Center and to rebuild a new skyline. The
        Libeskind design is imaginative and inspiring, honoring those who were lost while
        affirming the victory of life, and signaling the rebirth of Lower Manhattan and its
        iconic skyline. Memory Foundations preserves and reveals the slurry walls of the
        bathtub of the World Trade Center site as a symbol and physical embodiment of
        the resilience of American democracy and freedom in withstanding the attacks of
        September 11th, 2001. A Memorial Garden is created 30 feet below grade as a
        protected courtyard within the city. While the bathtub contains multiple levels to
        provide needed long-term structural stability for the slurry walls, it is possible on
        the west side of the site to descend some 70 feet to observe the massive slurry
        walls from bedrock to street level. The preserved slurry walls, together with the
        footprints of the twin towers, create a large, flexible 4.7 acre site for the memorial

        An Interpretative Museum sits at the center of the site, which is also one of the
        entrances to the bathtub Memorial Garden. New cultural facilities and a
        performing arts center are sited around the bathtub Memorial Garden. At street
        level, Memory Foundations creates a lively public realm by restoring Greenwich
        and Fulton streets with a continuous street wall and at-grade retail shops and
        restaurants the essence of great Manhattan streets.
        At Fulton and West streets, a freestanding building with an antenna on top soars
        1,776 feet in the air a symbolic height for what will be the tallest building in the
        world. It creates a soaring new skyline that reaffirms the majesty of Lower
        Manhattan as the heart of New York and the worlds second home.

        Two grand spaces form entrances to the site. On the east, the Wedge of Light
        creates a piazza along Fulton Street from the St. Pauls churchyard to the
        entrance to the Interpretative Museum, a space within which no shadow will fall
        each year on September 11th from 8:46 a.m., the time when the first tower was
        struck, to 10:28 a.m., the time when the second tower fell. The Fulton corridor
        reopens west of the Museum as the Park of Heroes, another major new open
        A phasing plan remarkable for its flexibility ensures that surrounding
        development can be built over time and as the market and financing demand.
        New housing is proposed south of Liberty Street to help grow this nascent
        residential neighborhood.
        Selected Design Concept Facts
        Memorial Definition
        Memorial Garden: 195,700 SF (4.5 acres)
        Depth: approximately 30 feet below grade, includes the two footprints
        A memorial site at bedrock, approximately 70 feet below grade
        A new Liberty Street retaining wall at the south end of the Memorial Garden, 358
        feet long, 29 feet high
        A translucent glazed north Garden Wall which lines the northern boundary of the
        footprint of the north tower, 34 feet high, 214 feet long
        Commercial Development
        Option One:
        TOTAL 10.05 million SF office
        (8.38 million SF onsite + 1.67 million SF offsite)
        880,000 SF retail onsite
        (400,000 SF above ground, 480,000 SF below ground)
        60,000 SF retail offsite
        Tower 1 (with antenna at 1,776 feet)
        2.60 million SF office
        70 floors, 30,000-40,000 SF footprint
        70,000 SF retail
        Performing Arts Center 45,000 SF footprint (2,000 seats)
        Tower 2
        2.05 million SF office
        65 floors, 24,000-34,000 SF footprint
        60,000 SF retail
        560,000 SF hotel (20 stories, 1,000 rooms)
        Tower 3
        2.00 million SF office
        60 floors, 25,000-55,500 SF footprint
        135,000 SF retail
        Tower 4
        1.73 million SF office
        55 floors, 25,000-54,000 SF footprint
        132,000 SF retail
        Tower 5
        1.67 million SF office
        50 floors, 30,000-42,000 SF footprint
        60,000 SF retail
        280,000 380,000 SF museum/culture
        Option Two:
        TOTAL 10.00 million SF office onsite
        880,000 SF retail onsite
        (400,000 SF above ground, 480,000 SF below ground)
        Tower 1 (with antenna at 1,776 feet)
        2.60 million SF office
        70 floors, 30,000-40,000 SF footprint
        70,000 SF retail
        Performing Arts Center 45,000 SF footprint (2,000 seats)
        Tower 2
        2.50 million SF office
        70 floors, 27,500-39,000 SF footprint
        60,000 SF retail
        360,000 SF hotel (20 stories, 800 rooms)
        Tower 3
        2.60 million SF office
        65 floors, 28,000-55,000 SF footprint
        135,000 SF retail
        Tower 4
        2.30 million SF office
        60 floors, 26,000-54,000 SF footprint
        132,000 SF retail
        Offsite Tower 5
        1.00 million SF residential
        50 floors, 30,000 SF footprint
        280,000 380,000 SF museum/culture
        The Next Phase
        The LMDC and Port Authority will work with the selected design team to further
        develop the details of their design, particularly the Phase One plans for underground
        transportation infrastructure. This is a critical phase, establishing the public realm
        that will shape future development on and off the site the memorial, the streets,
        parks and public facilities. These aspects of development will generate a private
        market reaction, signaling that Lower Manhattan has recovered from the events of
        September 11. The design team will also provide building envelope directions for
        future commercial and office development.
        To ensure that the site is developed consistent with the selected design concept, the
        stakeholders recognize guidelines must be created to ensure future construction on
        the site proceeds consistent with the design concepts and the highest standards
        established for the Innovative Design Study. For example, the guidelines would
        ensure buildings on the site meet safety and sustainability standards. Such
        guidelines will uphold the principles of excellence, safety and sustainable design that
        served as the foundation of the innovative design competition.
        The LMDC and Port Authority will also continue to accept public comment on the
        design, generally and as part of the environmental review process that will
        commence by spring 2003.


          I cant wait for it to be reality..
          Hated what happened to my chill spot and its so sad to pass by and empty ground zero.
          I have OCD: Obsessive Cullens Disorder
          Bite Me! -- Please
          I like running with scissors...makes me feel dangerous


            wow amazing
            pretty!!! :rotato:


              gr8 work



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