Message - Re: Would appreciate feedback on my WTC site idea

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Posted by  steveA on January 16, 2003 at 13:46:19:

In Reply to:  Would appreciate feedback on my WTC site idea posted by Shaun on January 16, 2003 at 10:52:47:

What I think I see is two V shaped towers with a vertical "column" in the center and resultant negative spaces in between that mimic if not duplicate the solid masses of the previous towers.
I like the idea of somehow signifying the former towers "space" in some manner. Some of the WTC proposals do this...the one that I think was most provocative was the verical light beams. My problems with this scheme is that the flanking V towers are similar enough to the vertical voids in scale that they do not effectively create the figural prisms that I think you are looking for and that without some special effect that might highlight the "voids",this project, from a distance anyway, might collect some of the same commentary that you are trying to avoid (ordinary, banal, etc. etc.) Which is not to say that the idea cannot be developed further , to the point that these objections can be avoided. A functional issue however : is that center tower really that small, and if so , can it really function effectively? Something else: the bridges could be duplicated on other floors...I'm attracted to the idea of these connections (objects), which are simultaneously reinforcing and violating the forms.

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