I think I like the original look better

New York to unveil redesigned Freedom Tower

I’m not completely opposed to the 1,776 foot tall Freedom Tower design, but I really think I’ve decided that I like the idea to rebuild the original towers using modern engineering.

In fact, for quite a while after 9/11 that was what I though we should do, especially as joke images like this started appearing. As time went on I sort of gave up on that idea, but recently it’s gained some ground and I think it would be ideal.

The latest redesign is just a tweak to the original 1,776 foot tall design. The 1,776 foot tall tower was scheduled to open in 2009 but that might be slipping. If it does get built, the 1,776 foot tall Freedom Tower would be the tallest building in the world.


  1. I had a big post on this a while back. Given the choice between something truly stupendous and cool looking like a kilometer high skyscraper, the Freedom Tower, or rebuilding the originals with better resistance to terror attacks, I think Freedom Tower would be last on the list. If you’re going to build the tallest tower in the world, you should go for overkill.