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amazona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-30-04 02:29 PM
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32. no it is not overblown
Architects are notorious for being unresponsive to the problem when it is documented. Ever see those skyscrapers that are deliberately designed to be mirrors to reflect the sky and clouds? Many studies have been done showing the birds killed by those buildings. The stance of the architect's society or union or whatever it is ... is simply that they just do not care. The American Bird Conservancy has lots of material on this. I see dead birds just walking around skyscrapers all the time. People see what they are looking for and they don't see what they don't choose to see.

Having good eyesight is not very useful when some buildings, such as mirrored skyscrapers, are deliberately designed to fool the unsophisticated eye. Birds do not have experience of mirrors!
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  -Freedom Tower gets the bird emad  Dec-30-04 10:24 AM   #0 
  - that figures  jdj   Dec-30-04 10:31 AM   #1 
  - I completely agree...  perkypat23   Dec-30-04 10:34 AM   #2 
  - Buh-buh-but they can't lease out 100-whatever floors if it's a nice green  Algorem   Dec-30-04 10:38 AM   #4 
  - LOL  jdj   Dec-30-04 10:38 AM   #5 
  - me  InvisibleBallots   Dec-30-04 11:09 AM   #9 
  - Would you really?  sweetheart   Dec-30-04 11:29 AM   #12 
  - I, too, worked in the WTC  phylny   Dec-30-04 11:33 AM   #15 
  - same here  InvisibleBallots   Dec-30-04 11:38 AM   #18 
  - Gotta love air pollution! Thats one more reason Bush sucks.  Massacure   Dec-30-04 02:49 PM   #39 
  - Bored, in Manhattan?  sherilocks   Dec-30-04 03:10 PM   #41 
     - A decade tops  sweetheart   Dec-30-04 03:42 PM   #42 
     - Well, to each their own.  bpcmxr   Dec-31-04 12:23 PM   #45 
     - I agree - the worst thing about it is the name  leftynyc   Dec-30-04 04:02 PM   #44 
  - Me too - in a heartbeat.  TankLV   Dec-30-04 12:02 PM   #20 
     - Me three.  bunkerbuster1   Dec-30-04 12:56 PM   #22 
  - not me  SlavesandBulldozers   Dec-30-04 02:05 PM   #28 
     - imagine all the jumpy workers,it would be hilarious!"Ahrg!What was that!",  Algorem   Dec-30-04 02:45 PM   #38 
     - ha!  InvisibleBallots   Dec-30-04 03:49 PM   #43 
     - What a wonderful memorial that would be.  NYC   Dec-31-04 10:26 PM   #50 
  - Or a cemetery  downstairsparts   Dec-30-04 10:36 AM   #3 
     - peace-creepism has no place in our American national security empire  Algorem   Dec-30-04 10:41 AM   #6 
     - Hmmm.  prodigal_green   Dec-30-04 11:06 AM   #8 
  - Is this overblown?  NewYorkerfromMass   Dec-30-04 11:05 AM   #7 
  - No it is not overblown  downstairsparts   Dec-30-04 11:23 AM   #10 
  - While I'm probably in the 90th %ile of people concerned with the biosphere  TahitiNut   Dec-30-04 11:32 AM   #13 
  - This article blames the glass  NewYorkerfromMass   Dec-30-04 11:34 AM   #16 
  - Overblown?  XemaSab   Dec-30-04 11:54 AM   #19 
  - Birds and tower strikes  XemaSab   Dec-30-04 11:35 AM   #17 
  - A few days after I had just moved into my new place  Art_from_Ark   Dec-30-04 02:27 PM   #31 
  - no it is not overblown  amazona   Dec-30-04 02:29 PM   #32 
  - It's fucking bullshit  DS1   Dec-30-04 02:35 PM   #34 
     - they didn't wait, they've been speaking out for years  amazona   Dec-30-04 02:40 PM   #36 
  - the birds are obviously terrorists.....we should ban birds!!!!  KenCarson   Dec-30-04 11:26 AM   #11 
  - roads kill just as many mammals as skyscrapers kill birds  maxsolomon   Dec-30-04 11:33 AM   #14 
  - Good to see they're making an effort at least--  quiet.american   Dec-30-04 12:26 PM   #21 
  - One way to solve the problem  MADem   Dec-30-04 01:27 PM   #23 
  - Very informative article, thanks  NewYorkerfromMass   Dec-30-04 01:34 PM   #24 
  - 1 billion birds die each year due to glass???  hughee99   Dec-30-04 02:08 PM   #29 
     - this is a big country and there are 600-plus bird species  amazona   Dec-30-04 02:36 PM   #35 
  - Amusing story about birds meeting technology  theboss   Dec-30-04 01:52 PM   #25 
  - The USAF actually has a manual  MADem   Dec-30-04 01:54 PM   #26 
     - They may have been thawed  theboss   Dec-30-04 02:11 PM   #30 
  - simple solution  Magic Rat   Dec-30-04 01:58 PM   #27 
  - Does everything in America  aikido15   Dec-30-04 02:35 PM   #33 
  - it won't be the biggest and the brightest anyway  amazona   Dec-30-04 02:42 PM   #37 
  - Tallest buildings?  aikido15   Dec-30-04 02:54 PM   #40 
  - might as well paint it a nice flesh colored pink and get it over with.  NuttyFluffers   Jan-01-05 12:28 AM   #51 
  - World's largest terrorist target  Goathead   Dec-31-04 12:43 PM   #46 
  - The tower will be 1,776 ft high..  Uroboros   Dec-31-04 09:26 PM   #47 
  - You've got it.  elsiesummers   Dec-31-04 10:13 PM   #49 
  - I have heard that several times, but I worked all around the  WannaJumpMyScooter   Dec-31-04 09:33 PM   #48 

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