Revised design for World Trade Center site unveiled
Architects unveiled a new design for the World Trade Center site Friday.
The proposed design is called the Freedom Tower. It will stand 1,776 feet to represent the year that America won it's freedom. With $2.6 million square-feet of commercial space, the tower will house offices, retail shops and restaurants. The design team, which included Daniel Libeskind, said while the building will be the world's tallest, it will also incorporate state-of-the-art life safety systems not seen in any other standing structure.
Still, some Bronx residents feel the site of the Twin Towers should not be built on while others feel it shows that New Yorkers and Americans will not be suppressed by terrorism.
Groundbreaking for the Freedom Tower will begin in the fall of 2004 and should be completed by the end of 2009. The entire rebuilding of the World Trade Center site is expected to be complete by 2013.