NEW YORK – One World Trade Center reached a new height in progress Tuesday after workers installed the first piece of the spire that will make it the tallest building in the country. The 70-ton spire is just one of 18 pieces that will make up the 408-foot antennae that will sit atop 1 World
After lying dormant for years, the 6.5-hectare World Trade Center site is teeming with cranes, earth movers and 3,000 construction workers daily.
It is so obvious, so cliché and so visible that visiting the Empire State Building gets, ironically, overlooked. Like the single slice meal, blue Yankee cap and yellow cab, the skyscraper is in the city’s DNA, so familiar you feel as if you have been there even if you have never stepped foot on the
Most accounts of Western architecture in the first half of the twentieth century have concentrated on European functionalism and expressionism. Le Corbusier, Gropius and Mies van der Rohe have claimed the
limelight, although the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright has also been acknowledged. In this rather restricted context, relatively few office buildings of the period 1900