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In an interview for CityRealty, SOM Managing Partner Kenneth Lewis discusses the evolution of his career at SOM, the iconic projects he has worked on, such as One World Trade Center and Time Warner Center, and his passion for promoting SOM's work in sustainable design.

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SOM Associate Director Christoph Timm will give a keynote speech at ZAK World of Facades, a conference dedicated to facade design and engineering. Timm’s presentation will include cases studies on the facade designs of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2, One World Trade Center, as well as a general overview of SOM’s current work.

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Gary Haney, SOM Design Partner, and Aybars Asci, SOM Design Director, recently led a course at the Northeastern University School of Architecture. The students of the graduate research studio, titled “An Analytical Framework for Tall Office Towers,” produced a volume of work that was published by the university.

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TIME Magazine has just unveiled an exclusive interactive feature on the SOM-designed One World Trade Center. “The Top of America” tells the story of the record-breaking skyscraper through text, video, stunning imagery, and an unprecedented 360-degree interactive photograph taken from tower’s spire.

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The World Trade Center's rebirth has long revolved around creating a centerpiece of unsparing symbolism: a skyscraper 1,776 feet tall, its height an homage and a bold statement about looking forward. The new One World Trade Center reached that height with the lowering of a silvery spire from a crane on Friday, officially taking its place as a signature of the city's skyline and, with some argument, the nation's tallest tower.

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Slowly but steadily, the redeveloped World Trade Center site's signature 104-story tower is looking less like a construction project and more like the tallest skyscraper on Manhattan's skyline. New York and New Jersey officials Tuesday unveiled the latest milestone for One World Trade Center: plans for an observation facility on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors of the tower.

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Still in a raw state, it’s already cause to celebrate. The nearly $4 billion, largest, most fought-over piece of the puzzle in downtown’s epic skyline restoration turns out to be a gentle giant, graceful and humane as the Twin Towers were not. Architectural eggheads will sneer at it, but the masses will just as surely love it.

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