One World Trade Center
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According to Tim Abrahams, One World Trade Center, designed by David Childs, reconciles New York’s delirious art deco past with its monumental future. It proves, he argues that architecture, unlike other art forms, can be present in our daily lives and that this building in its restatement of the principles of Manhattan, is life-affirming proof that, as Rossi said, ‘the city has primarily itself as an end’.
The Greatest Buildings of the 21st Century series is not simply an attempt to celebrate the best in contemporary architecture although it is very much that. It is also a platform for architectural critics to explore in depth their craft through a building they admire. It asks one obvious question, "what is a great building?"but poses another more a complex one: "how should architecture be judged?"