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14 Aug ’12

New Renderings For 1 World Trade Center | Architecture

Filed under: Architecture,blog — Tags: , , — Sahar @ 1:00 am

Controversy has been surrounding the designs for the 1 World Trade Center. Over 20 changes have been applied to the initial drawings, however the main conflict was concerning the importance of having the pole (antenna) on top of the skyscraper. It has always been part of the towers' characteristics. Should that change now?

“The problem is that the council does not recognize antennae, flagpoles, signage or other superfluous structures as contributing to the height of the building. That is why the Willis Tower, 1,451 feet, ranks eighth tallest in the world, even though two broadcasting arrays bring its total height to 1,729 feet, the second tallest in the world behind the Burj Khalifa.”- The Observer








1 Comment »

  1. Amazing informative update here about the antenna. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by John Karlsen — 16 Jan ’15 @ 3:54 pm

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