‘Freedom Tower’ – the skyscraper symbolizing New York’s resilience

‘Freedom Tower’ – the skyscraper symbolizing New York’s resilience

It is the skyscraper that replaced the Twin Towers in New York’s skyline. Inaugurated in 2014, the One World Trade Center has become a symbol of resilience after the horror of 9/11. Commonly referred to as the “Freedom Tower,” it is America’s tallest building at 1,776 feet (541 meters) and an emblem of the US economic capital. From its conception, the tower had to testify to New York’s durability — looking to the future despite the tragedy — according to one of its architects, Kenneth Lewis. As harrowing as the images were of the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground on September 11, 2001, no one questioned replacing them with another skyscraper, situated right next “Ground Zero.” For the architects at SOM, which builds skyscrapers around the world, it was an opportunity to realize concepts that they had
It is the skyscraper that replaced the Twin Towers in New York’s skyline. Inaugurated in 2014, the One World Trade Center has become a symbol of resilience after the horror of 9/11. Commonly referred to as the “Freedom Tower,” it is America’s tallest building at 1,776 feet (541 meters) and an emblem of the US economic capital. From its conception, the tower had to testify to New York’s durability — looking to the future despite the tragedy — according to one of its architects, Kenneth Lewis. As harrowing as the images were of the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground on September 11, 2001, no one questioned replacing them with another skyscraper, situated right next “Ground Zero.” For the architects at SOM, which builds skyscrapers around the world, it was an opportunity to realize concepts that they had