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I'm not an architect and I don't play one on television, so this question may sound naive to a professional. The original Twin Towers were 1,350' high, and the replacement will be 1,776' high. I wonder, since bringing down the original towers caused so much damage to the surrounding area and since whatever goes up will eventually come down, is this a little impractical?

There is no picture of the planned buildings in this article, so I have absolutely no idea how it will fit in and/or impact with the neighborhood.

Angular Tower Plan Chosen for WTC Site  

February 27, 2003 02:40 PM EST  
 
NEW YORK - Declaring the plan would restore "lower Manhattan to its rightful place in the world," Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday the selection of architect Daniel Libeskind's design to rebuild the World Trade Center site.

The plan envisions sloping, angular towers with a 1,776-foot airy spire soaring into the sky. It also preserves part of the sunken pit that was the foundation of the original 1,350-foot twin towers, where Libeskind imagines space for a museum and a memorial to the nearly 2,800 victims who died there Sept. 11, 2001.


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