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The construction of Freedom Tower will today finally exceed the Empire State Building, making it the tallest building in New York.

The construction of Freedom Tower will today finally exceed the Empire State Building, making it the tallest building in New York.

The best memorial to those killed on September 11th is to rebuild, and to rebuild bigger and better.

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Skyscrapers As Spaceships

Skyscrapers as spaceships.

As we spend more of our lives in cyberspace, we come to expect its primary characteristics (convenience, efficiency, abundance) to define our off-screen lives as well. And supertall, mixed-used skyscrapers are currently the most potent physical approximations of the virtual world we have. They’re environments designed for maximum convenience and efficiency, with elevators functioning like hypertext, taking you almost instantly from one mode of existence to the next. Push a button and you’re at work. Push another button, you’re at home.

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