Archinect - News 2015-08-31T22:03:19-04:00 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/514x/c6/c66bc591050b9d667b03cddea6df262d.jpg" width="514" height="342" 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/514x/99/992bnp4ntfscu9xd.jpg" width="514" height="346" 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/514x/tj/tjpeed87mpmjvy9g.jpg" width="514" height="317" 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>