New Look New York *UPDATED*

Friday, 8 September 2006 at 10:26 Leave a comment



Three new buildings have been unveiled today, set to recapture the Manhattan skyline once again.

As you can see from the picture above, they are an addition to the Freedom Tower that is already under construction and should be finished by 2008. A tower has been designed by British architects Norman Foster and Richard Rogers each, and one by Fumihiko Maki of Japan. The entire site is scheduled to be complete by 2012.

Although i don’t know anything about architecture, i do agree with New Yorker’s that say it has taken too long to begin rebuilding what was the World Trade Center. I read an article the other day that said many businesses were on the verge of leaving the Financial district because of old, inconvenient offices before 11th Sept, and the terrorist attack sped this up. And because of the attack, many haven’t returned. Instead larger residential areas have been created, because the rent is now cheaper than before the attacks.

I can’t wait for it to be finished. Another excuse for a trip to New York City.

See a BBC News story here, and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation website here.

*UPDATE* DigitalSpy reports that CNN will be replaying it’s entire coverage of the 11th September attacks in real-time over the internet on Monday. I think this is one of the best ways to bring home what happened on that day, to relive it.


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