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InvisibleOneMoreRobot3021
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Donald Trump...stop being such an ass.
    #4191092 - 05/18/05 03:28 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Trump Unveils his OWN plan for towers to replace the twin towers.

I think it would be an affront to everything 9/11 has come to mean if we let someone like Donald Trump make money off of it like it was any other piece of real estate.


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4191117 - 05/18/05 03:38 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

But it is just a piece of real estate. It may hold meaning for nearly every American, and many others around the world. But in the end it is just a high valued piece of land smack dab in the middle of one of the busiest cities in the world.

To me it resembles the Reichstag fire in Germany prior to WW2. Build another building there and get over it. Somebody will be making money off of it no matter who builds a new building there.


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: DNKYD]
    #4191121 - 05/18/05 03:39 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Symbols mean something. A building designed by Liebeskind is going to have a hell of a lot of heart and soul thrown into the design. To me, Trump's #1 goal is money, whereas the teams designing the Freedom Tower were architects with a sense of symbolic purpose.


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4191136 - 05/18/05 03:43 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Symbolic or not it will still make plenty of money for whoever designs, builds, and owns the building. It doesn't make a damn bit of difference to me. But I don't live in NYC.


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4191140 - 05/18/05 03:45 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

i agree, but what I don't understand is your selective use of symbolism..


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: vampirism]
    #4191151 - 05/18/05 03:48 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

What I don't understand is what you mean by my selective use of symbolism.

All I know is that they put out a call for people to design a building. Liebeskind answered the call with a beautiful design that seems heartfelt. I believe architecture is just as emotional an art as any other medium, and I think the Freedom Tower will look beautiful on the NYC skyline.

For Trump to come out now, on the top of the world lately due to the Apprentice, and say well I have a better idea...it reeks of money.


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4191157 - 05/18/05 03:48 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Who cares? It's capitalism, whether we add some bullshit symbolism and a funny name to a tower or simply recreate the old towers, all that matters is what is better economically for the area. Trump's towers look just like the old Twin Towers to me though.


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: Ravus]
    #4191161 - 05/18/05 03:50 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

It makes me sad to see cynicism run wild.


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-Erik Davis


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4191164 - 05/18/05 03:50 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

well, so you care about this. I could give a shit about the New York skyline, but I still care about moneygrubbing fuckers screwing other people over. I didn't care about the twin towers before, and I won't start for any reason. Buildings are less important than people to me.

That said, ::COUGH COUGH pope COUGH COUGH::


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4191166 - 05/18/05 03:51 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

It's makes me sad to see such useless symbolism replace pragmatic, useful ideas for the area.


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: vampirism]
    #4191168 - 05/18/05 03:51 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

So in otherwords you have absolutely nothing to contribute to this discussion except to bitch about a month-old post I had about the Pope. Please make a new thread if you want to talk about that.


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-Erik Davis


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: Ravus]
    #4191172 - 05/18/05 03:52 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

useless symbolism? All the world looks to symbolism and is moved by it, and you write it off as useless because you choose not to like it at the moment?


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: Ravus]
    #4191173 - 05/18/05 03:52 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

The new Tower that Liebeskind designed is heavy heavy HEAVY on public parks and community centers. By only making ONE tower he utiltizes the area around it as a huge public communcal space. Building two towers would negate that.


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-Erik Davis


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4191177 - 05/18/05 03:53 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

no, wrong. i didn't want to bring it up, which is why I waited a bit, but this post simply strikes me as very egoistic. I don't care about that anymore since he's dead and all, but you are alive.


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4191178 - 05/18/05 03:54 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

yeah. the towers look shitty too.. god i hate trump


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4191181 - 05/18/05 03:54 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I think they should put those buildings up exactly like they looked before, just to show the terrorists they don't have shit on us.


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: vampirism]
    #4191182 - 05/18/05 03:54 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Why is this post "egoistic?"


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-Erik Davis


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4191188 - 05/18/05 03:57 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Ugh nevermind, let's just drop that bit, no need to argue more.


I read the article more closely, and it says that he's going to air it during a showing of the Apprentice. Fucking abuse of TV.


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: vampirism]
    #4191258 - 05/18/05 04:15 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Behind it all though, the tower is designed for commerce and money. I'm fairly certain that within the design contests were the stipulations that "the new tower must have XXXXX square feet of floor space", and other such things. The contest was created to give a sense of it being "heartfelt and fuzzy" but the reality was that it was driven by a desire for profits.


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Re: Donald Trump...stop being such an ass. [Re: badchad]
    #4191280 - 05/18/05 04:20 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

consider that if the public is offended, those commerce needs go way, way down. The American public is currently very touchy about that area.


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