I'll be perfectly honest with you. I didn't really like the design of the new World Trade Center, when it first won approval. It seemed basic. But I watched it rise, and I saw it start to shine, catching reflections of the surrounding downtown skyscrapers. I realized I'd missed something early on.
It took three years to construct the new One World Trade Center, but this time-lapse video lets you watch the Western Hemisphere's tallest skyscraper rise over the New York skyline over just two minutes.
Brace yourselves. This newly-uploaded video shows two people walking to the edge of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere—One World Trade—and jumping off. And here we were, thinking that a 16-year-old was all that for sneaking past a guard or two.
When James Kastner took off from Newark International Airport he had no idea he'd soon be taking such an incredible photo of One World Trade Center.
The Lego Discovery Center in Westchester County, New York, has unveiled a new masterpiece: a 110-pound, 4,873 brick, 12-foot-tall model of One World Trade Center. It's spectacular.
The spire that will make the One World Trade Center the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere was raised to the top of the structure today like a giant candle on a towering cake. We were at the construction site to watch the magic unfold.
I've seen a few computer generated graphics of the new World Trade Center in New York City, but all of them were quite bland. Not this one. The level of realism in some of these sequences is truly impressive.
Ten years ago today, Chicago developer J. Paul Beitler — who once aspired to build the world's tallest building — told The Chicago Tribune that governments would cease to approve plans for skyscrapers, for fear that they would become "magnets for future terrorism."