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Twin Towers 2

Twin Towers II
The World Trade Center site, designed by Kenneth Gardner. The two Twin Towers stand beside the memorials, which would have used the surviving exterior panels of the collapsed towers.
General information
Status Never built
Type Office, observation, communication, residential
Town or city New York City
Country  United States
Height
Architectural 1,475 ft (450 m)
Antenna spire 1,858 ft (566 m)
Technical details
Floor count 115
Design and construction
Architect Kenneth Gardner
Architecture firm The Gardner Group
Engineer Herbert Belton
Website
WTC

The Twin Towers II was a proposed twin-towered supertall skyscraper complex in New York City, which would have replaced the former Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, destroyed in the September 11 attacks. The new towers would have 115 floors—5 floors taller than the originals. The proposed buildings were designed by Kenneth Gardner and Herbert Belton, and sponsored by Donald Trump.[1] The towers would be situated to the right of the original footprints of the towers. The memorial called to use the surviving exterior panels of the collapsed towers.[2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Mulderij's design 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

The height of the proposed towers would be 1,475 feet (450 m) by roof height and a 383 feet (117 m) communication mast would bring the North Tower to a total height of 1,858 feet. The base of both towers would be 215 by 215 feet.[3] The surrounding buildings would be a hotel, and other public buildings for office space.[4] This design was favored by many Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) for rebuilding the World Trade Center site was Memory Foundations by Studio Daniel Libeskind.[9][10] According to a poll by MSNBC, over 90 percent of the people surveyed wanted the Twin Towers II plan to be built.[11]

Mulderij's design

Andy Mulderij, a 3D designer from Heerlen, Netherlands, designed another Twin Towers concept for the World Trade Center site.[12] His design plan was broadcast on TV Limburg in 2011.[13] Mulderij's design was inspired by Kenneth Gardner's design, but with substantial differences. One of the differences was the antenna spire, while Garnder's consisted of a 383-foot antenna mast, Mulderij's design had a spire covered in Radome for a combined height of 2,368 feet. In 2015, Mulderij started an online advocacy group in hopes of building "Twin Towers II" somewhere in New York City.[14]

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External links

  • MakeNYNYagain
  • Twin Towers II
  • Twin Towers Alliance
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