The New 7 WTC

The first new building at the WTC site, 7, has opened.

The 1.7 million-square-foot, $700 million building stands out downtown largely because it does not stand out. Its glass curtain facade is made of ultra-clear, low-iron glass, making it appear much lighter in color than any of the area’s surrounding buildings. Behind the glass, curved stainless-steel spandrels reflect sky-like blue light back onto the windows.

It’s pretty neat looking. I took this on Tuesday:

6 Responses to “The New 7 WTC”

  1. Gorgeous picture! Let’s see more built like that!!

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Cool! Thanks, Bing!

  3. Kathy K says:

    Lovely… I like it.

  4. Tainted Bill says:

    For all the criticism of Larry Silverstein, he’s the only one who’s actually built something at Ground Zero. If it hadn’t been for the incompetent meddling of people like George Pataki, a set of replacement buildings would be more than halfway complete by now.

  5. Nightfly says:

    Bill, nearly everything George Pataki does is incompetent, why should his meddling be an exception?

  6. Tainted Bill says:

    I would quibble with you over “nearly”, unless you can cite an instance where Pataki has been competent.

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