photography
This is What Sunrise Looks Like From the Tallest Building in America

Thousands of visitors took photos from One World Trade Center’s 104th floor Observatory in New York City this weekend when it opened to the public—but nothing can compare to these pictures of the observatory at dawn on the day it opened. Read More >>

architecture
Bureaucracy and Bad Design Killed the World Trade Center’s Green Dream

Once upon a time, One World Trade, was a trumpeted as the future greenest skyscraper in the world. It turned out to be anything but, and today, Mother Jones has obtained documents explaining what the hell happened. The short answer is money, bureaucracy, bad design. Oh, and Hurricane Sandy. Read More >>

security
One World Trade Security Official Resigns After Daredevil Break-Ins

NY1 news is saying that Daniel Vasquez, assistant security director at One World Trade Center, is resigning after two separate events where thrill-seekers were able to break in to the building. Read More >>

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Photos of Tourists Staring at the WTC Are Weirdly Riveting

If you've ever been to Lower Manhattan, you've seen them: Swarms of sightseers with their eyes raised skyward, gawking at One World Trade Centre. Annoying to some, but revealing to photographer Keith Goldstein—whose photo essay Looking On captures the neck craning. Read More >>

architecture
One World Trade Center Lit Up For The First Time Last Night

One World Trade Center's towering spirewas light-tested last night. Wow is it pretty — and bright. Read More >>

chatroom
Should a Skyscraper’s Spire Count Towards Its Total Height?

It's a hotly contested issue amongst architects and designers. Does a building's height stop at the highest usable floor, or should the spire above it count, too? What's the difference between a spire and an antenna? Does it really matter? Well, it does to the developer of the 541-metre-tall Freedom Tower. Read More >>