New WTC design incorporates windmills

December 11, 2003|By NEWSDAY

Forget about the Garden in the Sky. The latest design for the new tower on the World Trade Center site, scheduled to be unveiled next week, calls for latticework and energy-producing windmills.

Sources confirmed yesterday that the main tower will still stand at 1,776 feet, making it the world's tallest structure. But the original asymmetrical and angular design with an aerial garden envisioned by lead architect Daniel Libeskind has been eclipsed by a more utilitarian plan that might incorporate cables, trusses and antennas, sources said, along with the windmills.

The windmills are likely to produce 20 percent of the building's energy, according to The New York Times. Sources did not know how many windmills there would be.

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