View Full Version : What're they going to do now that Ground Zero has been cleared? Rebuild . . . ?


Aeroplane
06-06-2002, 12:55 AM
Bring back the towers, or what? anyone know?

Mark LeDrew
06-06-2002, 12:56 AM
I've heard something about a memorial. Personally i think they should rebuild the towers even taller than before.

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frail_and_bedazzled
06-06-2002, 12:57 AM
no, they shouldn't rebuild them. i think that would be really creepy. and..hmm, i wasn't too fond of the search light thing...it reminded me of a blockbuster store grand opening or something. i guess a memorial...or a park...a park would be nice.

BlueStar
06-06-2002, 12:57 AM
They are currently deciding what should be done. Some sort of memorial, however, is a definite thing.

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THRILLHO
06-06-2002, 12:59 AM
whatever their plans are, it should somehow involve Julian, Porn CONNOSEIUR.

Aeroplane
06-06-2002, 12:59 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by frail_and_bedazzled:
no, they shouldn't rebuild them. i think that would be really creepy. and..hmm, i wasn't too fond of the search light thing...it reminded me of a blockbuster store grand opening or something. i guess a memorial...or a park...a park would be nice.</font>

not another park . . .

BlueStar
06-06-2002, 01:01 AM
I think they should rebuild the towers exactly as they were...and ******* some sort of memorial in them/in front of them. The area there is fairly large...lots of room to do lots of things.


(And maybe just for kicks we could hang a "Don't Fuck With Us" flag from the top of the rebuilt towers.)

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BlueStar
06-06-2002, 01:03 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Aeroplane:
not another park . . . </font>

<font color=#ADD8E6>Yeah. Lower Manhattan is filled with parks. And there used to be a park right there near the WTC.


(side note: I always forget to use my font color.)



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frail_and_bedazzled
06-06-2002, 01:04 AM
i say the damn towers were ugly to begin with. when is new york going to get some good fucking new architecture? huh?

anyway, you can never have too many parks in the city. trust me. i need some place to rest my ass after a long day of shopping.

Aeroplane
06-06-2002, 01:05 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by frail_and_bedazzled:

anyway, you can never have too many parks in the city. trust me. i need some place to rest my fat ass after a long day of shopping.</font>

BlueStar
06-06-2002, 01:06 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by frail_and_bedazzled:

you can never have too many parks in the city. trust me. i need some place to rest my ass after a long day of shopping.</font>

Or more places to buy drugs.



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frail_and_bedazzled
06-06-2002, 01:09 AM
hey, leave my fat ass out of this. and..um...i like to buy my drugs from people in the park..and um...yeah! ok? eheh. actually the drug dealers in washington square park are kind of funny. at least i always thought so.

Aeroplane
06-06-2002, 01:11 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by frail_and_bedazzled:
hey, leave my fat ass out of this. </font>

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BlueStar
06-06-2002, 01:15 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by frail_and_bedazzled:
actually the drug dealers in washington square park are kind of funny. at least i always thought so. </font>

<font color=#ADD8E6>Pssh. The true New Yorkers know that the best place to score drugs is Chinatown.



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Mark LeDrew
06-06-2002, 01:17 AM
That piece of property is way too valuable just to have a park there. That's the fucking heart of the financial district in NYC. Get real people.

Oblivious
06-06-2002, 01:18 AM
i saw an interview recently with the leader of some coalition of family members of the people that died - they are in the midst of negotiating exactly what kind of memorial. so there is going to be one, they just haven't been able to come to an agreement on what it should be.

personally i think a roller rink would be nice. but that's just me.

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Fattening Ass
06-06-2002, 01:26 AM
they should rebuild them,
<font size=100>FOR ME TO POOP ON !#@!@!!@!12!11121@21!1!</font><font size=1 color=black>

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BlueStar
06-06-2002, 01:29 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Mark LeDrew:
That piece of property is way too valuable just to have a park there. That's the fucking heart of the financial district in NYC. Get real people.</font>

<font color=#ADD8E6>Exactly. There will be a memorial of some sorts. But, there will also be office buildings.



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frail_and_bedazzled
06-06-2002, 01:35 AM
ugh. fuck the financial district, anyway. it sucks. and who needs chinatown when you live in brooklyn? heh. you can just open your window and yell at somebody on the corner...

Andrew_Pakula
06-06-2002, 01:53 AM
I think they should rebuild them exactly the same.

However the problem is, who the hell is going to want to work above like 75 floors? Renting space probably wouldn't be a problem considering there will always be cheap ass companies or start up companies that are looking for cheap office space but would anyone seriously want to risk working that high up there again?

The property is huge, anyone who was there before they collapsed would know this. If they rebuilt the Towers there would be plenty of room to make a fairly large memorial.

There could also be additional memorials inside the new buildings. I remember the first time walking into the WTC a few years ago, on the ground levels there is so much open space.

Whatever the case it is going to be a huge battle over what to do with the land.

I hope they would rebuild it exactly the same but I doubt that will happen, doesn't sound too likely.

BlueStar
06-06-2002, 02:00 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Andrew_Pakula:

However the problem is, who the hell is going to want to work above like 75 floors? Renting space probably wouldn't be a problem considering there will always be cheap ass companies or start up companies that are looking for cheap office space but would anyone seriously want to risk working that high up there again?
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<font color=#ADD8E6>Actually, I think a lot of New Yorkers would be willing to work on the top floors.

And I think there are a lot of people running aroung afraid of tall buildings and not wanting the towers to be rebuilt so tall. The WTC was not attacked because it was tall...it was attaacked because it was the World Trade Center, the key words there being world and trade. The Pentagon certainly isn't tall.


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nevermind
06-06-2002, 02:00 AM
i say we rebuild them.

then i say laden should knock em out again.

pastor
06-06-2002, 02:02 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by nevermind:
i say we rebuild them.

then i say laden should knock em out again.
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*cue Prince's "Controversy"*

Homerpalooza
06-06-2002, 04:25 AM
God I hope they don't rebuild them. Maybe it's just me, but I doubt anyone would want to work in a building that's been bombed, then hit by a plane. At least, anyone who has a brain. A memorial is most fitting. But as was pointed out, the land is so valuable that I wouldn't be surprised if they built the towers back up.

BlueStar
06-06-2002, 04:36 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Homerpalooza:
A memorial is most fitting. But as was pointed out, the land is so valuable that I wouldn't be surprised if they built the towers back up.</font>

<font color=#ADD8E6>They should and they need to. The WTC was the heart of the Financial District. There will without doubt be a memorial. And it is entirely possible to both build a memorial and rebuild the towers.

And I really believe that New Yorkers would be willing to work in the rebuilt WTC towers. I think there are many people who won't let fear get the best of them...there's this New York spirit...this something among New Yorkers...



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strange_one
06-06-2002, 08:45 AM
<font color=33FFFF> they should just make the whole thing one big lawn memorial with crosses.
end of story

TiaraGurl
06-06-2002, 11:25 AM
One plan is to make 4 shorter buildings and a memorial.

I know if I used to work in the WTC and lived I would not be too hip on going back into a structure that looked exactly the same.

I think it wou;d be cool if they couold somehow restore the skyline without duplicating the towers.

I liked the beams of lights yeah it was a teeny bit odd but I thought it was moving.

There are going to be public meetings and input. If they learned anything fromt he vietnam war memorial they should let the victims families have input but not the definitive last word some steering commitee or whatever.

I really miss the buildings.

Also there are 19, 565 body parts they still need to figure out who they belonged to...

BlueStar
06-06-2002, 11:30 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by TiaraGurl:
I liked the beams of lights yeah it was a teeny bit odd but I thought it was moving.

There are going to be public meetings and input. If they learned anything fromt he vietnam war memorial they should let the victims families have input but not the definitive last word some steering commitee or whatever.
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I liked the beams of light too.

That's good that they're having public meetings about it.



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BlueStar
06-06-2002, 11:31 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by TiaraGurl:
Also there are 19, 565 body parts they still need to figure out who they belonged to...</font>

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sawdust restaurants
06-06-2002, 12:18 PM
There was one plan I heard about where they were going to build five smaller buildings and a memorial in the middle.

I swear, I will bitch and moan--loudly--from Day 1 if they rebuild the towers.

MisterSquishyHalo
06-06-2002, 02:41 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Mark LeDrew:
That piece of property is way too valuable just to have a park there. That's the fucking heart of the financial district in NYC. Get real people.</font>

Calm yourself, I think everyone knows how valuable that land is.

Simple fact is, A building that will be a museum/memorial will be there, along with office towers

They will not build 110 stories again. thats for sure.

It will never be business as usual. You do understand that more than 3000 people have not been recovered and will never be recovered?

Its a giant ce****ry. There will be a memorial there.

Krafty
06-06-2002, 02:47 PM
I imagine similar, but shorter buildings will be built, as well as the memorial.

Krafty
06-06-2002, 02:47 PM
Oh, and anyone know what the official death count was?

professional wannabe
06-06-2002, 02:58 PM
*watches the World Trade Center episode of Simpsons again*

Homerpalooza
06-06-2002, 04:59 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Krafty:
Oh, and anyone know what the official death count was?</font>

Something like 2,820 at WTC. They run it on that dumb scrolling newsline at the bottom of the cable news channels sometimes.

TiaraGurl
06-06-2002, 05:02 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by sawdust restaurants:

I swear, I will bitch and moan--loudly--from Day 1 if they rebuild the towers.</font>

Yeah I just feel like rebuilding them back is kind of a slam on the people who lost their lives there.

sean
06-06-2002, 06:24 PM
man, if they built buildings over the dead bodies, do you think the ghosts would haunt it? that'd be fucked....

bonsor
06-06-2002, 06:51 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by sawdust restaurants:
I swear, I will bitch and moan--loudly--from Day 1 if they rebuild the towers.</font> <font color="Cf3f3f">Why? Are you afraid of forgetting?

^Agony_Imp^
06-06-2002, 07:02 PM
i think they'd have trouble rebuilding them, especially since apparently only one of the towers was insured.

what was it anyway?
06-06-2002, 07:29 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by sean:
man, if they built buildings over the dead bodies, do you think the ghosts would haunt it? that'd be fucked....</font>


now that'd be mentalist, that place is gonna be haunted to fuck.

strange_one
06-06-2002, 08:46 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Krafty:
Oh, and anyone know what the official death count was?</font>

<font color=33FFFF> it keeps changing all the time doesn't it? I read yesterday that there are 19,500 unidentified body parts still in cold storage

sawdust restaurants
06-06-2002, 09:44 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by ******:
<font color="Cf3f3f">Why? Are you afraid of forgetting?</font></font>

No. I doubt that will ever happen.

It is, however, a slap in the face to all those who died there, not to mention a wholly arrogant gesture. You can rebuild something there--maintain the vitality of the financial district--without rebuilding the tours.

Mayfuck
06-06-2002, 09:58 PM
They should re-build them and then put a giant vertical hoop in the middle for planes to fly through so we won't have this problem again.<font color=black>

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Anti-Moan Gestapo
06-06-2002, 11:00 PM
Give it back to the indians.

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sarmatianus
06-06-2002, 11:12 PM
"Around the survivors a perimeter create."

Mariner
06-06-2002, 11:58 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Mayfuck:
They should re-build them and then put a giant vertical hoop in the middle for planes to fly through so we won't have this problem again</font>