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    Default Trump: Freedom Tower Sucks, Rebuild WTC

    http://www.nypost.com/news/regionalnews/46663.htm

    May 17, 2005 -- ALBANY — Donald Trump, escalating his war against the "empty skeleton" Freedom Tower, will offer his own design for a rebuilt 111-story "World Trade Center" at Ground Zero at a press conference tomorrow.

    "We have a beautiful model that has been built, a very big model," Trump told The Post yesterday.

    "We took the original World Trade Center design, brought it into the modern age, made it more beautiful than ever before, made it one story taller, made it higher lined, and took out the architectural weaknesses that were there.

    "We also strengthened the building internally so that what happened on 9/11 could never happen again," Trump added.

    Trump, who made international news earlier this month when he told The Post that Gov. Pataki should scrap the Freedom Tower plan in favor of rebuilding the WTC towers one story taller, said he expected the public to rally behind his proposal.

    "I hope the reaction from the public will cause the political establishment to do what everyone wants to be done, rebuild the World Trade Center, taller and stronger," he said.

    Trump said his new WTC will be more aesthetically interesting than the old one.

    "Some people thought it was too monolithic. We've put on a higher lined curtain wall, which will make the exterior much more vivid and beautiful," Trump said.

    Pataki said last week that he plans to unveil the new Freedom Tower design next month, after it has been modified to meet NYPD security concerns.

    Ground Zero developer Larry Silverstein, who is having Freedom Tower architect David Childs revamp his original design, could not be reached for comment.

    In an interview with The Post earlier this month, Trump ripped Ground Zero master planner Daniel Libeskind.

    "The design for the Freedom Tower is an egghead design, designed by an egghead, which has no practical application and which, frankly, didn't look very good," Trump said at the time.

    "I've gotten great reviews on my buildings. I'm somebody who believes strongly in great architecture, and this [the Freedom Tower] was a design that is just not a good design," he added.

    Trump, meanwhile, said he had become all the more convinced of the need to rebuild the WTC during a recent flight to New York.

    "I was flying over the Statue of Liberty, and I said to myself, 'You know, if that ever came down, they wouldn't replace it with something that didn't look like the Statue of Liberty.'

    "To replace the World Trade Center with a skeleton of all things is the worst thing in the world, it's replacing it with an inferior product."

    Trump said he had a "huge" reaction to his initial proposal to dump the Freedom Tower, receiving over 1,000 letters in support of rebuilding the WTC.

    He said he expected an even greater public response when he unveils the new model.

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    Donald Trump just went up a notch in my book. Is there anyone who actually likes that half-assed, ugly "Freedom Tower" bullshit that is supposed to replace the World Trade Center? If you're going to replace a symbol of American wealth and power that was destroyed by terrorists as a deliberate strike against that wealth and power, you don't replace it with something that isn't as impressive as what was destroyed.

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    I agree. Building the freedom tower is like saying "Well, I guess we'll put something else there." but rebuilding the WTC is like saying "Fuck you! Try taking em down now shithead."

    I never thought I'd say it but; Go Trump!!

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    Guess i'm in the minority, i liked the proposed model of the freedom towers.

    And the Donald is an attention whore.
    Dealing with it.

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    Yes, he is, but in this case he's right.

    Build it as a big ass middle finger aimed right at the middle east. A hearty fuck you to all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IED
    Yes, he is, but in this case he's right.

    Build it as a big ass middle finger aimed right at the middle east. A hearty fuck you to all!
    Beat me to it. I was going to tell rchop "to each their own" and that I would only be satisfied if they built a building with your description pointing due east.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IED
    Yes, he is, but in this case he's right.

    Build it as a big ass middle finger aimed right at the middle east. A hearty fuck you to all!
    Don't get me wrong, i am all about building it bigger and telling anyone to shove it up there ass if they don't like it. Cause you know there's going to be complaints (mostly from the Michael Moore types) that are going to say this is an illustration of American arrogance.
    Dealing with it.

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    I kinda liked Kieth Olbermann's idea. It basically falls in line with Trump, except for one major/minor detail...

    Go about half way down to "Rebuild Them" http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6210240
    The best way - the only way - to further soothe the pain is, as the proponents including Donald Trump are suggesting, to rebuild it as it was. Which brings me to my caveat.

    I'd use the original blueprints and design the “new” Trade Center exactly as it had been. But I'd insist that one of the towers be exactly 229 feet, four inches shorter than the other. It's an uncomplicated gimmick to guarantee remembrance. Because, as long as these new towers would stand, someone unaware would ask, “why is one of them shorter than the other?” Whereupon an old-timer could explain, solemnly, that the difference between the heights of the towers is intentional - it's exactly 2,752 inches.

    One inch for each of the victims.

    It's all the memorial we really need
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    I can't stand the Trump. That guy is far to full of himself. But, he's so right with this one. This is exactly what should have been planned from the beginning, They must rebuild the original, just taller and stronger. I'll be so disappointed if this doesn't happen. I just don't want to see a huge "TRUMP" on the side of the buildings.

    I live in Seattle, and won't have to look at whatever design they go with anyway, but it's the principal of the thing.

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    That's the first good idea Keith Olberman's ever had.
    Dealing with it.

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    I'd use the original blueprints and design the “new” Trade Center exactly as it had been. But I'd insist that one of the towers be exactly 229 feet, four inches shorter than the other. It's an uncomplicated gimmick to guarantee remembrance. Because, as long as these new towers would stand, someone unaware would ask, “why is one of them shorter than the other?” Whereupon an old-timer could explain, solemnly, that the difference between the heights of the towers is intentional - it's exactly 2,752 inches.

    One inch for each of the victims.

    It's all the memorial we really need.
    First time i've heard that idea. I like it.

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    I completely agree. Hopefully everyone will rally around Trump's new idea!

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    I agree. Building the freedom tower is like saying "Well, I guess we'll put something else there." but rebuilding the WTC is like saying "Fuck you! Try taking em down now shithead."

    I never thought I'd say it but; Go Trump!!
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    I like the idea, too.
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    Great idea. Agreed!

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    Isn't this the latest Freedom Tower design?
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