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At World Trade Center Towers, Outside Is In

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

Most of the integration of the World Trade Center site into lower Manhattan has unfolded at ground level, as barricades fall and streets reopen. But it also is coming into view hundreds of feet up, as office-tower designs incorporate terraces and create buildings more open to the city than those of the old World Trade Center, which stood at a remove from the neighborhood. ...

Ultra-clear glass with no tint was used to maximize daylight and views, said Kenneth A. Lewis, a partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP and a project manager of One World Trade Center.

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