|A new New York skyline|
|The first 185 feet (19 floors) of the tower are windowless concrete and steel, |
sheathed in with angled glass and steel panels, an addition made late in the
design process dictated by NYPD security concerns (truck bombs).
|The original Twin Tower footprints are seen in blue. The new WTC 1 is directly across Fulton Street from the original WTC 1 (north tower). Other WTC units are in dark red.|
|The Libeskind designs, while aesthetically exciting, offered too little "bang for the buck."|
|Childs' design (left) was simpler, but every bit as daring as that of Libeskind. |
Their collaborative effort (right) would have been an exciting hybrid
utilizing the best features of both.
|Childs' design eventually evolved into a twisting|
glass monolith perched on a concrete block with
a disconcerting spike added to the top.
|The uninspiring spire.|
|Eight glass triangles.|