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  • E40FDNYL35
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    October 10, 2003 -- The jury picking a memorial for the World Trade Center site has selected a group of finalists from among 5,200 submissions, and the designers have been asked to begin refining their ideas, The Post has learned.
    Development officials yesterday refused to discuss details of the competition and would say only that the public will see a number of designs in the "coming weeks." As with nearly everything related to the memorial competition, the names of the finalists, and even how many were chosen, remain a closely guarded secret - although officials had previously predicted there would be five to eight finalists.



    Ground Zero's signature Freedom Tower will soar above 2,000 feet - well beyond the previously announced height of 1,776 feet - under a revised design being worked on by architect Daniel Libeskind, a rebuilding official said yesterday.
    Broadcasters who want to put an antenna on top of the tower have been pushing for a higher structure. "I appreciate the symbolism of 1,776, but the reception is better at 2,000 [feet]," said Roland Betts, a director of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. who met with Libeskind and developer Larry Silverstein's architect, David Childs, to discuss work on the tower. "The issue of the height of the building is under discussion. It [the tower design] is evolving in a collaborative discussion with Libeskind and Childs."
    Libeskind's new drawings show the building rising to at least 2,000 feet - and as high as 2,100 feet, sources said.
    Silverstein, Childs and a coalition of broadcasters who want to pay for an antenna atop the tower have long wanted the building to rise to 2,000 feet or higher.
    The height comes down to simple economics for the broadcasters - who once operated from the original World Trade Center - since the taller the antenna, the greater the number of households it can reach.
    Adding to the height of the tower could also insure that it remains the world's tallest building for a longer period of time, even as other proposed sky-busting structures are built in the future.
    Libeskind has previously portrayed the symbolic 1,776-foot height of the Freedom Tower as a key part of his Ground Zero plan. But he has shown a willingness to alter elements of his master plan - most notably by moving the memorial area inside the trade center pit from bedrock, 70 feet below street level, to its current proposed location 30 feet down. Libeskind, who has never built a tall building, tried over the summer to force Silverstein to make him the lead architect on the signature tower, but agreed in the end to give design control to Childs and act as his collaborator. During a bargaining session with Childs and officials in July, Libeskind's wife and business partner, Nina, demonstrated the architect's attachment to the 1,776 symbolism when she threatened to have her husband walk away from the project, sources said.

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  • MFDExplorer51
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    Yes, the memorial should be first.

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  • Pizan1
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    I agree

    I agree 100% with you brother.

    That’s nice...But what about the Memorial? I think that should be built first.

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    That’s nice...But what about the Memorial? I think that should be built first.

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  • Adze39
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    Rebuilding of WTC

    There is a video at www.wfsb.com on a Windsor, CT company that was chosen to help rebuild the WTC. Not sure how long the video will be on the front page, but it is in the "Top Videos" section of the main page with the title "Windsor company to rebuild WTC".

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