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  Design Build Network - Freedom Tower, New York
The glass-clad tower's asymmetrical form is a structural allusion to the nearby Statue of Liberty, particularly the offset spire rising 84ft above the tower, which mirrors the statue's raised Torch of Freedom.
Freedom Tower's role is similar to that of the old WTC, with 2.6 million square feet of office space.
Freedom Tower's glazing is to be coated in low-e materials, which maximise the transmission of visible light and block infrared rays, which contribute to heat gain in the summer and energy loss during the colder months.
www.designbuild-network.com /projects/freedom-tower-ny   (1606 words)

  Freedom Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Freedom Tower is intended to be taller than Chicago's Sears Tower and become the tallest building in the United States, and among the tallest buildings in the world when completed.
Depending on the angle from which the building is viewed, Freedom Tower is designed to appear as either a cuboid shape like both of the previous towers, or as a massive obelisk design.
Emaar, the builders of the Burj Dubai tower, are keeping the final height of their building a secret, but speculation is that it will surpass all existing structures at a height of over 2,600 feet (800 m) when it is finished in 2008, three to four years before Freedom Tower.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Freedom_Tower   (2284 words)

 Freedom Tower (Miami) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Freedom Tower is a building in Miami, Florida, that serves as a memorial to Cuban immigration to the United States.
Recently the Freedom Tower was purchased by developers Terra who wished to demolish 75 feet (23 m) of the original tower and develop 683 condominium units.
The developers then donated the Freedom tower to Miami-Dade College, which plans to use it as a monument to the Cuban community.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Freedom_Tower_(Miami)   (330 words)

 Freedom Tower, Part Two   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Freedom Tower design has generated some controversy due to the limited number of floors (a maximum of 70) that is slated to house office space and other amenities.
Other Freedom Tower opponents see the latticework and antenna on top of the tower to be a mask of the reality that the tower's inhabited stories will be fewer in number to the Twin Towers', and that the Freedom Tower would therefore in reality and for practical purposes be shorter than its predecessors.
These critics see replacing two towers with a single, shorter tower as an inappropriate humbling or chastening contrary to the proud nature of New York and the United States, and even as a symbolic retreat in the face of terrorism, contrary to the defiant posture they prefer.
www.juiceenewsdaily.com /0605/news/freedom_tower.html   (827 words)

 WLRN's House of Freedom, Tower of Dreams   (Site not responding. Last check: )
House of Freedom, Tower of Dreams is a WLRN Public Television documentary, created in association with The Miami Herald, and funded in part by Tropiculture and The Bacardi Family Foundation.
House of Freedom, Tower of Dreams is a one-hour documentary that traces the history of the Miami News Tower beginning with its construction in 1924, to the present day and the historical, emotional and social significance the tower has generated throughout the years.
The Freedom Tower documentary project began as a dream for WLRN and the road to completion would be arduous, yet rewarding.
www.wlrn.org /television/pages/freedom061804.htm   (550 words)

 The Ultimate Freedom Tower Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
The Freedom Tower is the name given to the planned centerpiece building of the new World Trade Center in New York City, whose predecessor was destroyed in the attacks of September 11, 2001.
When completed by 2008 or 2009, by some measurements the Freedom Tower might become the tallest building in the world, with its spire rising to a symbolic height of 1776 feet (541 m) (1776 is significant as the year of the United States Declaration of Independence).
Freedom Tower as it may be seen during the day from the Hudson River.
www.dogluvers.com /dog_breeds/Freedom_Tower   (1053 words)

 A Freedom Tower Restarted From Scratch
The redesign of the Freedom Tower at ground zero was announced publicly last month amid fanfare and festivity.
Ultimately, a new Freedom Tower was presented eight weeks after the embarrassing announcement that the original, supposedly definitive skyscraper would be scrapped.
Raymond W. Kelly, the police commissioner, issued a statement that the new tower's blast protection was "consistent with the N.Y.P.D.'s report on the Freedom Tower." As a featured speaker that morning at the annual brunch of the Lieutenants Benevolent Association, an honor not lightly dismissed by a police chief, Mr.
infowars.com /articles/sept11/freedom_tower_restarted_from_scratch.htm   (1621 words)

 Project Rebirth: Architecture; Freedom Tower
With David Childs officially recognized as architect and Daniel Libeskind shunted back to his earlier position as master planner, the new Freedom Tower marks a shift in the World Trade Center redevelopment process from ungrounded proselytizing to realistic architecture.
The tower, the first iteration of which was done by Libeskind and Childs in an often contentious collaboration, was redesigned after security concerns came to light in May 2005.
Construction on the footings for the Freedom Tower is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2006, with above-grade visible steel projected for 2007.
www.projectrebirth.org /rebuild/architecture/freedom.html   (338 words)

 CNN.com - Freedom Tower to rise 1,776 feet from ashes - Dec. 20, 2003
The Freedom Tower to be built at the site of the devastated World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan is still planned as the world's tallest building, according to a revised model unveiled Friday by the architects collaborating on its design.
The tower's angular shape and appearance has been altered as a result of Libeskind's work with David Childs, the architect for real estate developer Larry Silverstein, the trade center leaseholder who aspires to replace all 10 million square feet of commercial space lost in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Freedom Tower is to rise 70 floors and be topped by wind-harvesting turbines that designers predict will provide 20 percent of the building's energy.
www.cnn.com /2003/US/Northeast/12/19/wtc.plan   (768 words)

 Twin Towers II Memorial Foundation, Inc. -- Twin Towers/Freedom Tower Comparative Analysis   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Freedom Tower and the complex of new buildings around it is designed to replace the 10 million ft. (~1 million m sq) of office space lost as well as provide symbolic value.
The current Freedom Tower design calls for the main structure to be 1368 feet with an antenna capping the building and bringing the final height to 1776 feet.
On May 18, 2005 Donald Trump, long-time opponent of the Freedom Tower design, held a press conference where he endorsed the Twin Towers 2 plan, which calls for a nearly-identical design to the originals, but 1 story taller.
www.wtctowersmemorial.org /comparative.html   (1057 words)

 frontline: sacred ground: freedom tower: a closer look at the freedom tower | PBS
The compromise Freedom Tower unveiled in December 2003 was the result of a sometimes contentious collaboration between architects Daniel Libeskind and David Childs.
The tower that Daniel Libeskind designed for his winning master plan was a 1,776-foot glass spire attached to a 70-story office building with a sloped roof.
Childs and Nordenson developed a design, which was incorporated into the compromise Freedom Tower, in which the tower tapers and twists around a concrete core, both providing stability to the building and allowing for unimpeded column-free interior spaces within.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/sacred/tower/closer.html   (989 words)

 Plots & Plans: Freedom Tower scheme by David Childs and Daniel Libeskind at World Trade Center site unveiled   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The tower will supposedly have an observatory, presumably at that level, as well as a restaurant run by the operators of the Windows on the World restaurant that had been near the top of the demolished South Tower of the World Trade Center.
The north tower of the demolished World Trade Center had a tall television antenna that brought that tower's height to more than 1,700 feet but not as high as the Freedom Tower spire, not including an antenna.
The design plan for the tower, which can be found at http://www.renewnyc.org, states that there will be "opportunities to highlight the design with inspiratonal lighting." "Like the shell of a nautilis, the form of Freedom Tower developers from the logical development of structure.
www.thecityreview.com /wtcfree.html   (1359 words)

 Freedom Tower Repair and Strengthening
The Freedom Tower, a Miami architectural landmark, is a seventeen-story structure erected in 1925 as an example of Spanish Renaissance revival style in South Florida.
Its tower was modeled after the architecturally renowned Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain with the building's lower three floors creating a large footprint (approximately 15,000 sq.
The upper floors of the tower were to become office space for the Cuban American National Foundation.
www.structural.net /projects/job_historic_freedomtower.html   (346 words)

 Freedom Tower, New York City / Emporis.com
Freedom Tower's cornerstone was placed during a ceremonial groundbreaking on July 4, 2004.
The final height of 1,776 ft (541 m) is reached by a cable-supported antenna which rises from a circular support ring and recalls the torch held aloft by the Statue of Liberty.
The tower's structure is organized around a strong, redundant steel moment frame which consists of columns and beams linked by a combination of bolting and welding and resists lateral loads through the bending of the frame's elements.
www.emporis.com /en/wm/bu?id=201521   (904 words)

 Gothamist: Viñoly Spanks Freedom Tower
Viñoly characterized Freedom Tower--designed by Childs and SOM--as economically inefficient and aesthetically mediocre, especially in relation to the adjacent, arguably superior office towers now being designed by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Fumihiko Maki (towers 2, 3, and 4 on the WTC site).
Viñoly reasons that the Freedom Tower's 2.6M square feet of office space could be redistributed among other towers, and observes that its chief architectural features are its cheesy name and its height as measured in feet, which is the same number used to describe how many years passed between Jesus's birth and the American Revolution.
Finally, Viñoly compared the "comedy of errors" of designing and redesigning the Freedom Tower to the US invasion of Iraq, in the sense that the situation may be too flawed to fix.
www.gothamist.com /archives/2007/01/23/vinoly_its_not.php   (586 words)

 Freedom Tower :: World Trade Center, New York, New York, United States :: Glass Steel and Stone
Freedom Tower is a good way to respect those whos died on the tragic day of 9/11/01.We are a strong nation with is not within the structure of our buildings but are hearts.We have lost many lives that tragic morning but.....
I love the Freedom Tower because it repesent how strong we are as a nation.And to proof to does who want to do us rong that they are not going to teka us down with them.Because we are going to fiht back.love you america and remenber to be strong at all time.
A true memorial to victims and survivors of the 911 tragedy would be to build the Freedom Tower to a height that would numerically symbolize the date of the tragedy with a total height of 2911 feet: 2001 feet of vertical occupancy space, and the remaining 911 feet reserved for the antennae.
www.glasssteelandstone.com /BuildingDetail.php?ID=439   (9952 words)

 Freedom Tower to rise more securely : World
Ground Zero would soon be the 'Freedom Tower', with 240,000 square metres of office space and 70 floors, rises 541 metres high shaped out of an artist’s imagination as a shimmering, squarish base with an illuminated spire towering over the river Hudson.
Learning from the WTC disaster, the Freedom Tower will also provide for fireproofing, an extra-wide emergency stairs apart from this the fire-fighters will be able to use a dedicated staircase specially made for them.
It would be nice if the “freedom tower” were stupendously artistic as well (its not bad by the way), but I think I will wait to see the building that you conjure and actually create instead.
www.earthtimes.org /articles/show/3375.html   (1452 words)

 Freedom Tower :: World Trade Center, New York, New York, United States :: Glass Steel and Stone
The sky lobby in the Freedom Tower was necessitated by the June, 2005 design revision which decreased the building's footprint and restricted the amount of space available for elevator shafts.
The new Freedom Tower lacks vision; it lacks unprecedented ingenuity and ominous construction “impossibilities”; it lacks the manifestation of architectural genius.
The original towers were an eyesore when built, and sentiment aside, were never truly embraced by the people of New York as a symbol of their great city.
glasssteelandstone.com /BuildingDetail/439.php   (9952 words)

 USATODAY.com - New tower at WTC site redrawn for the sake of security   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NEW YORK —; A revised design for the Freedom Tower was unveiled Wednesday by officials who promised that the skyscraper planned for the World Trade Center site will be the world's safest.
The office tower will not be completed until 2010, meaning it will have taken longer to redevelop the Trade Center site than to put a man on the moon.
The tower will be built and owned by Silverstein, who said he plans to begin construction next year.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-06-29-ny-freedomtower_x.htm   (617 words)

 USATODAY.com - Freedom Tower construction begins in New York   (Site not responding. Last check: )
George E. Pataki said he chose to begin construction on the 1,776-foot tower — no other building in the world will be taller — on July 4 to show that terrorists who brought down the towers on Sept. 11 didn't destroy the country's faith in freedom.
When it is ready for occupancy in 2009, the twisting glass and steel tower, topped by a 276-foot spire designed to evoke the Statue of Liberty, will include 2.6 million square feet of office space on 72 floors.
A group of victims' family members passed out pictures of the tower footprints outside the ceremony, saying they couldn't support the rebuilding until they were assured the historic elements of the site would be protected.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2004-07-05-freedom-tower_x.htm   (670 words)

 Freedom Tower by Mark Thornton
In recent years it has become a day of sadness as we reflect on the loss of our liberties and the knowledge that America is the world’s only superpower and our government is mad with power and out of control.
The Sears Tower set a new record at 1450 feet when it was completed in 1974.
On both these accounts, let us hope that the Freedom Tower is an exception to the skyscraper rule.
www.lewrockwell.com /thornton/thornton25.html   (780 words)

 Changes to Freedom Tower are beyond expectations
But the design for the Freedom Tower was subject to political manipulation, general comment by a host of special interests, and a master plan that survived by applying a thin layer of sugarcoated marketing across the site.
The original tower was rigidly angled form with a crystalline-looking summit, punctuated with a sharp spire that accounted for most of the height.
Even the name “Freedom Tower” is an arbitrary association to a principle that is in no way reflected in the architecture of the building.
www.downtownexpress.com /de_34/talkingpoint.html   (1568 words)

 New York Daily News - News & Views - Trucks roll to begin Freedom Tower construction   (Site not responding. Last check: )
David Childs, the Freedom Tower's architect, said he didn't expect the Port Authority's takeover of the building to change the design or delay rebuilding.
Business leaders expressed concern that the Freedom Tower would be difficult to rent because it is in a more distant part of the site and a potential terrorist target.
Childs produced a second design of the tower, then a third last year after police expressed concerns the structure was not sturdy enough to withstand a terrorist's truck bomb.
www.nydailynews.com /news/story/412456p-348812c.html   (1398 words)

 Rebuilding NYC - Freedom Tower
The design for the Freedom Tower, the 1,776 foot tower that some claim will be the tallest building in the world, was released to the public at Federal Hall on December 19, 2003.
The tower itself was a major selling point of the plan, and earned Libeskind the weighty endorsement of Governor George Pataki.
The Freedom Tower incorporates the ideas of Libeskind, retaining Libeskind's original, symbolic height of 1,776 feet, as well as the asymmetrical form topped by an off-center spire that is intended to mirror the Statue of Liberty's torch-holding arm.
www.gothamgazette.com /rebuilding_nyc/freedomtower   (710 words)

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