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Ground Zero Revisioned

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 Ground Zero Revisioned2004-10-25 17:58
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My friend Edmond Cohen created a vision, iAmerica, for what ought to replace the World Trade Center in New York. I don't think it actually got submitted to the contest, and it is probably too late. Anyway, I hadn't looked at the latest version, even though it is hosted on my server. But I just saw it, and I think it is fabulous. Much more worthy than the mishmash that came out of the contest. A globe on top, lighted up by LEDs showing an image of the planet. Five domed biospheres on top of five surrounding towers.




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25 Oct 2004 @ 20:30 by swanny : Hmmm
Nice Ming.... thanks
Not sure if I like it or not...
but I must say it is definately more
compelling than what there building....
I suppose I'm somewhat a traditional/naturalist
but it certainly points our there to the future.
Quite compelliing yes and imaginative....

thanks again  



25 Oct 2004 @ 20:34 by ming : Buildings
I'd say that if one wanted to make a building that terrorists wouldn't think of attacking, putting a big globe on top of it would be a good move.  


26 Oct 2004 @ 04:51 by vaxen : Oh...
I think it is a magnificent work I do not, however, think that any terrorist worth his BUSHel of salt would think twice about toppling it. I know I would'nt if I were a big T. I would, personally love to see an end to New York City as well as all other major cities and I'd like to see expansion away from them as centers of major enslavement.

The Earth is big enough and so full of resources that if we were to stop war, turn our military forces into 'Sea Bee' like battalions for growing and constructing harmonious environments for THETA forces we could be at Helatrobus Prime in the morning...virtually! The holographic inserts theory dictates that...

We are all dead anyway. Why do we need monstrous buildings instead of turning those intelligence powers towards ridding this world of the Global Enslavers and their insidious minions who build big buildings, construct huge cities, then turn around and destroy them as well as the denizens therein established?

Ah, the III Materials and incident II? ;) I still like the building very much. Came to Earth on a Ship that looked reMARKABly similar...  



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