Posted by Per Corell on November 22, 2002 at 02:49:49:
In Reply to: Rocket Science.....Rocket architecture.......new urbanism posted by URbanSlider on November 21, 2002 at 21:03:49:
The day when you walk the street and don't se the sky are allready there, but the architecture you describe, where buildings interconnect do not need to end in this vision. Emagine the negative "stamp" of the WTC being a part of the memorial.
Emagine this intire part of N.Y. covered with a 12 floor high building block where different levels in structured framework, make the reads into leads, and different levels will act as levels in a 3D maze. Then you will se this structure open for the memorial raising other places forming buntches of structures, intergrating but still unique.
A City volume will not develob into this horror scene you describe, as even the bottom levels will grow solid , the top levels will not become a uniform mass, simply by the need of light. You will se buildings intergrate buildings and levels in a very new way, but without a uniform construction idear this will not happen.
This is why I thik WTC rebuild are so important, as it is a chance to prove respect and still progress new visions.
First of all you can't stack levels or make them intergrate, unless you projected the bottom floors , so it will carry a new tower. Also you need building methods, that make it possible to add new volumes, in a way so you don't change the expression into a collection of architectural garbage , ------- now I was just about to point to a building metod that allow for all this, guess this is not nessery.
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