Torqued Tower Will Replace World Trade Center

A 1776-foot tall skyscraper concept depicts a spired building with a huge antenna.
December 23, 2003, 10am PST | Adam Weiss
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"In its present form Freedom Tower is much closer to being a piece of architecture than the public had any right to expect... David M. Childs, of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and Daniel Libeskind...have [created what] could become one of the noblest skyscrapers ever realized in New York...Freedom Tower's envelope is a torqued wedge that rises 1,776 feet from a trapezoidal base to the tip of a broadcasting mast that is anchored asymmetrically at the summit. Rentable office space occupies an estimated 60 floors of the tower. Above is an open, latticework structure that houses an observation platform and a wind farm for generating some of the building's electricity."

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Published on Saturday, December 20, 2003 in The New York Times
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