Originally Posted by chris123678
I love design of this tower but here's a problem. You can't see the angles and how it tapers from a multide of angles. Why? I thought the glass would bring that out, but it doesn't. From certain angles and distances, it looks as if it is a twin tower.
The architect David Childs, in "Rebuilding Ground Zero" stated that 1WTC was designed so as to convey two different images from different vantage points..The tapering of the tower is similar to the obelisk shape of the Washington Monument, while at other angles the tower appears straight up and down, like the old Twins..This effect was intended as a kind of homage to history and a sense of renewal, at least in the profile of the building.