The new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it?
A 408-foot-tall decorative shell over the antenna mast has been removed from the tower’s design. That means the building might not be recognized as 1,776-feet-tall when completed.
As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Daniel Libeskind, the original architect for the new World Trade Center, is seeing his vision come to life.