Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
149 registered (36251, accordeur, Almaviva, anamnesis, ajames, 31 invisible), 1753 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#704796 - 09/29/01 04:48 PM Rebuilding
jgoo Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/23/01
Posts: 3974
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
The next question after all that has happend and all that will happen is how to rebuild the New York World Trade Center. I have heard that the new buildings to be built will only go up to about 60 stories, no higher. I beleive, however, that we should rebuild the towers to the same hight, all 110 stories of them. Possably even higher. Building smaller buildings is like, in a way, letting the terrorist win. Its like they have scared us enough to keep us from building any more skyscrapers. We can't let that happen. We need skyscrapers. We're running out of room in this world to build out, so we must build up instead. Not only that, they can make a city skyline beautiful, and I can't begin to imagine looking at New York without those towers there, standing in all their glory. A couple of months ago, while standing on the observation deck of the Space Needle, I tried to imagine what the Seattle City Skyline would look like without any of its skyscrpaers. I just couldn't do it. So, are we going to let these couard terrorists scare us to the point to where we don't want to build any more skyscrapers/towers, or are we going to build up, only this time, we are more prepared for what might happen. And, we have stricter security measures to keep such things from happening again, or at least significantly reduceing the chances of it happening again.
_________________________
For off-topic discussion, please feel free to visit www.coffee-room.com

Top
#704797 - 09/30/01 10:47 AM Re: Rebuilding
Penny Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 2943
Loc: San Juan Capistrano, CA
I agree the symbolism of rebuilding the towers just as high does send a message, but I don't think that message is diluted by building a 60-story building or two. That's still pretty tall. Here's a question, would an owner be able to rent out a building as fast and for as much in a building that sticks out like a sore thumb or blends in to the New York landscape (which is not exactly like the plains of Kansas, after all)? I think the decision will come down to that, and I'm sure there will be some beautiful memorial there as well.

penny

Top
#704798 - 09/30/01 11:33 AM Re: Rebuilding
piqué Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/15/01
Posts: 5484
i read somewhere that nobody is really building those ultra-tall skyscrapers any more because the engineering required to build them safely is just too expensive and the developers always lose their shirts on them.

i think if you rebuilt the wtc you might have a lovely--and empty--symbol of america's determination to prevail. nobody in their right mind would want to work there.

it also would serve as a terrifying reminder to people of what happened, and they would fear it happening again. i think the four 60-story towers--with some kind of a memorial park in their midst--is a much better idea.
_________________________
piqué

now in paperback:


Grand Obsession: A Piano Odyssey

Top
#704799 - 09/30/01 06:33 PM Re: Rebuilding
jgoo Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/23/01
Posts: 3974
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
I have found a disscussion board on a news site where people are disscussing on how to rebuild the WTC or to rebuild it at all, (as well as several other things about 9-11-01). If you would like to read what people have written, or give some of your own input, go to: http://www.gothamgazette.com/twin_towers_discussion/

[ September 30, 2001: Message edited by: jgoo ]
_________________________
For off-topic discussion, please feel free to visit www.coffee-room.com

Top

What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
- > Gift Ideas for Music Lovers < -
From PianoSupplies.com a division of Piano World.
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
December 2014 Holiday Piano Bar
by piano_primo_1
20 minutes 26 seconds ago
The Language of Taste - Pianos, Wine ... and Birds
by PNO40
Today at 05:16 PM
Good Practice Amp for Roland FP7F?
by TheloniousPunk
Today at 04:24 PM
Kawai
by daz100
Today at 04:10 PM
New at the forum and some questions
by Kua
Today at 03:31 PM
Forum Stats
77325 Members
42 Forums
159944 Topics
2348860 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission