Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Skyscrapers: Freedom Tower

To take the place of the World Trade Center in New York City, the Freedom Tower will soar 541 metres (that's 1776 feet; which is no coincidence) above New York's Lower Manhattan skyline.

After much faltering and bureaucratic inefficiency, the Freedom Tower (or 1 World Trade Center) broke ground in 2006 -five years after 9/11- and is expected to be completed in 2012 or 2013. Designed by world-famous architect Daniel Libeskind, the Freedom Tower will contain 241,000 square metres of office space, spread out over 114 floors. At the top floor of the tower, an observation deck will be put in place to allow visitors to the city to look out over Manhattan and the surrounding area (which may be useful if you plan to go to New York next decade!)

1 comment:

Elijah Lineberry said...

Excellent post, Callum!

I cannot wait until the building is finished and I can pop over see the skyline from the Observation Deck.

Should be rather fun!