New World Trade Center Images Released

World Trade Center 1 is now nearly built up to its 1,368-foot roof. New Renderings came out this week for the WTC Site.

The new images—the first in more than five years—aren’t dramatically different from the past renderings, but show some changes to the design of the building that have been made in the past few years by its owners, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and the Durst Organization.

Among the notable changes: the recent removal of the casing around the tower’s 408-foot antenna mast (which angered the building’s architects and sparked debate over whether its height will actually be counted as the symbolic 1,776 feet it sought to achieve at the top of the mast) and a revamped base. The base was tweaked when a prior design for the glass ran into manufacturing problems.

Another point of note in the renderings: They don’t include 2 World Trade Center and 3 World Trade Center, towers planned by developer Larry Silverstein. Both require tenants to proceed, although the base of 3 World Trade Center is being built out in the interim.

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