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One World Center Will Be Impervious to Attacks

 - Feb 26, 2009
References: som & wired
It has been over seven years since the World Trade Center was destroyed and the building set to replace it is still not finished. The reason is the complexity of its design. One World Center is being designed as the world's first blast-proof tower.

The design, by architect David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, has taken several redesigns on its way to the final plans. It is a building that must not only serve as a financial hub for New York City, but as a spiritual one as well. The design is as safe as a building can be, but still manages to be beautiful and inspirational as well.