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Posted: 5/8/2003 12:57:15 PM EDT
[url]http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--attacks-redevelop0508may08,0,7410396.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire[/url] Poll: New Yorkers Don't Want Tallest Building The Associated Press May 8, 2003, 7:36 AM EDT More than half of the city's registered voters say building the world's tallest building at the World Trade Center site is a "bad idea," according to a poll released today. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 57 percent said redevelopment at the site should not include the tallest structure in the world, compared with 36 percent who said it should. Architect Daniel Libeskind's plan for the site, chosen in February, includes a 1,776-foot spire that would be the world's tallest structure. Fifty-two percent said the building should be shorter so it is not a terrorist target, while 39 percent said a taller building would be a statement of the city's recovery, the poll found. "Low marks for the high building planned for the World Trade Center site," Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a statement. "New Yorkers don't want to tempt terrorists to attack a third time," he said. Seventy percent of New Yorkers said there should be just one memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack, and not a separate memorial for the rescuers who were killed. The poll also found that 58 percent said Mayor Michael Bloomberg should have the major role in decisions about redeveloping the site, while 23 percent said Gov. Pataki should have the major role. The poll surveyed 757 New York City registered voters between April 29 and May 5, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 1:03:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/8/2003 1:04:32 PM EDT by raven]
Ah big deal. Like NYC has anything to prove. Countries like Malaysia and China are moving to make huge skyscrapers, to prove they're big-time economic players, as if skyscrapers of New York were what created its greatness, instead of pragmatic use of limited space on Manhattan. I think they should have simply rebuilt the towers as they were, with a memorial in the plaza. Oh well.
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 1:06:55 PM EDT
52% of New Yorkers are chickens.
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 1:12:04 PM EDT
They should go with that design that looks like the Trade Center is flipping the bird to the east. 'Tis silly to worry about being a target. I thought New Yorkers were more in-your-face and bring-it-on than that...
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 1:23:05 PM EDT
Is there any data comparing the number of New Yorkers who don't want the tallest building to the number of New Yorkers who voted for Hillary? [:D]
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 1:39:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 2:01:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Torf: 52% of New Yorkers are chickens.
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How dare you defame chckens that way!
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 2:06:23 PM EDT
I think big buildings are ugly.
Link Posted: 5/8/2003 2:27:33 PM EDT
*sigh* F**king cowards. [:(!][:(!][:(!] All a bunch of appeasers and ass-kissers.
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