Dmitri Orlov: “the modern skyscraper—a phallic challenge to the heavens—is an object study in failed ambition.”

Freedom_Tower_New

Architect’s Digital Rendering of the Freedom Tower. Note the spiral-shaped spire.
One World Trade Center (the Freedom Tower) has now reclaimed the Manhattan skyline after six years of construction and many years of planning. The steel superstructure is now approaching its ultimate height. Here are some images showing the proposed design and the construction progress. When completed in 2013, the official height with spire will be 541.3 meters (1,776 feet) with over 2.6 million square feet on 105 floors. The finished building will be the tallest in the United States. Several other Ground Zero buildings are also under construction and are rapidly emerging from their excavations.

– Architects: David Childs; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
– Developer: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
– Owner: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

Construction Progress on the Freedom Tower: 9-11-2011

Architect’s Digital Rendering of the Freedom Tower. Note the spiral-shaped spire. As of 9/11/11 it was over 100 stories, and counting. www.gregallegretti.com/supertall/

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *