Archinect - News 2016-12-10T15:47:03-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149980468/one-world-trade-center-needs-a-bath-but-its-washing-system-is-broken One World Trade Center needs a bath—but its washing system is broken Nicholas Korody 2016-11-28T13:38:00-05:00 >2016-12-07T00:23:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j4/j4qg01k9k9gqe5jj.jpg" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A majority of the windows at One World Trade Center haven&rsquo;t been washed since 2015, because the system used to suspend the washers isn&rsquo;t safe, a representative for the Durst Organization told The Real Deal. Typically, a boom at the top of the building lowers a window-washing rig that moves horizontally as the boom moves along a track on the roof. But in early 2016, Durst noticed that welding in the track &mdash; where pieces of metal are joined together &mdash; was riddled with cracks.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>The track, built in 2013, also has undersized bolts and suffers from other design flaws, said Jordan Barowitz, a spokesperson for Durst.</em></p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/522653/one-world-trade-center" target="_blank">Port Authority plans to sell One World Trade Center for up to $5B</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955981/tallest-lego-model-in-the-u-s-unveiled-one-world-trade-center-in-all-its-pixely-might" target="_blank">Tallest Lego model in the U.S. unveiled: One World Trade Center in all its pixely might</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128880408/11-years-of-one-world-trade-center-construction-in-one-short-time-lapse-video" target="_blank">11 years of One World Trade Center construction in one short time-lapse video</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128556608/the-view-from-one-world-trade-center" target="_blank">The view from One World Trade Center</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/128556608/the-view-from-one-world-trade-center The view from One World Trade Center Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-01T12:49:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T12:49:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c6/c66bc591050b9d667b03cddea6df262d.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Legends, a company that manages skyboxes and stadiums and now runs the World Trade Center observation deck, has turned the view into a high-tech spectacular. Before you get a glimpse of an actual place, you follow a winding path through cheesy synthetic bedrock; ride an elevator where 500 years of an ever-changing New York unfold as if seen from a rising balloon [...] A view gives the illusion of omniscience.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The observatory, located on floors 100, 101 and 102, opened to the public on May 29th.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63268841/one-world-trade-center-spire-workers-begin-to-hoist-spire-atop-city-s-tallest-building One World Trade Center Spire: Workers Begin To Hoist Spire Atop City's Tallest Building Alexander Walter 2012-12-12T13:07:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:03:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/99/992bnp4ntfscu9xd.jpg" width="650" height="437" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Workers lifted the first section of the 408-foot spire to the top of One World Trade Center Wednesday morning. When completed, the spire will bring One WTC to a staggering 1,776 feet tall, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. (Though some skyscraper purists disagree.)</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/42315748/image-of-democracy-why-i-want-to-build-nine-freedom-towers-in-tiananmen-square Image of Democracy: Why I Want to Build Nine Freedom Towers in Tiananmen Square Archinect 2012-03-22T12:39:00-04:00 >2012-03-26T08:56:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tj/tjpeed87mpmjvy9g.jpg" width="650" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eleven years ago I made a modest proposal to create a series of three massively flat and empty superblocks (two in New York and one in Washington DC). I last showed these proposals as three large architectural site models, just six months before September 11th attacks. Because my proposals seemed to foreshadow the 16 acre gap left in Manhattan&rsquo;s grid, I was urged to revisit the project.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>