Three New World Trade Center Building Designs Unveiled

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Plans were unveiled today for the remaining 3 towers being built at the world trade center site by developer Larry Silverstein.

Tower 2 will be 78-stories. It will have a roof sliced into four diamond shapes that that would light up lower Manhattan as well as the reflecting pool.

Tower 3 will be 71 stories with crisscrossing beams up and down the sides and a 180-foot-tall lobby.

Tower 4 is 61 stories and would be clad in a perforated, aluminum metal that would make it the lightest-colored of the three buildings. It also would have a restaurant and bar with panoramic views of the memorial. The Port Authority, which owns the trade center site, has committed to move to the building.

The lower levels of all 3 include financial trading floors and shops. This replaces the former mall at the trade center.

Construction is planned to begin in 2007 or 2008 and all are scheduled to be finished by 2012.

Images of the three designs are available for viewing and download at