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Have you guys read about Freedom Tower yet? It's the tower to replace the World Trade Center.
Freedom Tower is to rise 70 floors and be topped by wind-harvesting turbines that designers predict will provide 20 percent of the building's energy.
The tower's height of 1,776 feet, symbolic for the year of American independence, includes a 276-foot spire.
The torqued tower -- its east and west sides twist as they rise -- and the spire are meant to echo the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.
The tower is to have a concrete core and be encased in a steel cable netting that will brace the building. Childs likened the cables to suspension bridge cables, such as those holding up the Brooklyn Bridge.
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The tower is gonna get a major re-design because it was found to not meet the new standards set by the government in the wake of 911. So it wont be all glass... and will be jst as tall, but with less office space than originally planned.
I like the design and agree that the footprints should be preserved as part of the memorial.
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