Glass Prisms in New Freedom Tower Design

The latest design of the skyscraper to replace the World Trade Center covers its 20-story concrete base with thousands of glass prisms and tops it with a lighted spire meant to resemble the Statue of Liberty's torch, the lead architect said Wednesday.

Other details of the latest design for the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower include landscaped plazas, sweet gum trees on cobblestone plazas and a fountain with a glass base.Architect David Childs unveiled design details at a ceremony of the American Institute of Architects inside 7 World Trade Center, the skyscraper across from ground zero.Read the entire news on the source link below.The latest design of the skyscraper to replace the World Trade Center covers its 20-story concrete base with thousands of glass prisms and tops it with a lighted spire meant to resemble the Statue of Liberty's torch, the lead architect said Wednesday.

Other details of the latest design for the 1,776-foot Freedom Tower include landscaped plazas, sweet gum trees on cobblestone plazas and a fountain with a glass base.

Architect David Childs unveiled design details at a ceremony of the American Institute of Architects inside 7 World Trade Center, the skyscraper across from ground zero.

Read the entire news on the source link below.

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Date: 30 June 2006
Source: Chicagotribune.com

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