Posted by Paul Dremann on September 30, 2002 at 14:07:51:
In Reply to: Re: Strategy & Tactics posted by d on September 30, 2002 at 11:41:10:
Thanks for your comments and your design. A few comments: The 'footprints of the towers' are about 50 feet below street level. That is the perceived location of the famous ground zero. That is the lowpoint. All the wreckage scraped away and you have that flat cement surface below which there is a 'feeling' that remains of loved ones remain... Your design puts all at street level. The Manhattan would be built so that its core and 4 'vertical' columns do not keep visitors from accessing that below street level 'place'. Its core is about where you have shown your buiding. A vertical central core is patterned after Frank Lloyd Wright's ILLINOIS concept. It will employ a..."tap-root foundation sloping to hard-pan or bed-rock...' (see pp.240 in 'A Testament') Also furthur strengthening the structure are corner vertical columns, also to bed-rock.
If you could, please find a site plan showing the WTC area. Try to walk through my explaination from it. Use the proportions given and you should begin to see the Manhattan.
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