View Full Version : Insane to work on the rebuilt WTC?
02-05-2003, 12:27 PM
There are two designs to replace the WTC's twin towers:
Both have office space up to at least the 50th floor.
I, for one, would NEVER take a job that required me to work in these replacements. I'd be afraid of another terrorist attack.
And I submit that any sane person would also have this fear.
Discuss amongst yourselves.
02-05-2003, 12:43 PM
well it is true that I would probably be scared.. but for the right price?? yeah I woudl work there...
02-05-2003, 05:15 PM
I would NEVER work in the rebuilt towers.. It has been attacked too many times in the past ten years alone.
02-05-2003, 05:29 PM
Well, yeah, but that was because they hadn't SUCCEEDED.
Now that Al-Qaieda finally leveled the damn thing, d'you think they're going to try again, assuming we build something else there?
02-05-2003, 05:49 PM
I would work in a heartbeat and be very proud of it.
02-05-2003, 06:01 PM
I wouldn't work in them, mainly because the two final designs are some of the most heinously ugly things I have ever seen.
But if they build a nice looking building there I would work in it happily.
02-05-2003, 06:19 PM
As an architecture student, I have always loved Daniel Libeskind's work. He's a great contemporary architect and I'm glad that he's a finalist. Both entries have great elements about them, as well as a few bad ones. I don't like the way that the think team incorporated the park into their overall design, and would give Libeskind the nod in this case.
02-05-2003, 06:36 PM
I would. I've been in a dozen car accidents (only three "serious" ones though) yet I still drive. We can't stop doing things just because something bad happens, otherwise we'd never do anything again.
Yes, I know there is a significant difference between the destruction and death at the WTC site and my getting t-boned in a gas station parking lot, but the point still stands. IMHO, anyway.
02-06-2003, 09:56 AM
I would. Because I'm sure they are going to build these things to survive a '9/11 Event'. They are probably going to have very large and very re-enforced stairwells. Several of them. They will probably end up being some of the safest high rises to be inside.
By the time they buildings become the international symbol of America that the WTC had become, I would hope that international terrorism would be eliminated.
02-06-2003, 09:58 AM
Yep I would work in them.
I would work there without a second thought.
02-06-2003, 01:32 PM
Provided it had a little additional security (http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/factfile/weapons/wep-phal.html) , hell yes. I'm so glad they scrapped those earlier and less grand designs, this is America dammit!
Yes, I would. I bet these buildings will be some of the safest in the world.
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