Courtesy of PANYNJ Rendering of 408-ft-tall spire of future tallest building in the Western Hemisphere shows no cladding. Courtesy of PANYNJ Older rendering shows a spire with a wrapping, as designed by SOM. The future 408-ft-tall spire of the under-construction One World Trade Center has officially lost its cladding. On Aug. 7, the developers—the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and the Durst Organization—issued 13 new renderings of the 3-million-sq-ft project, which is planned at a height of 1,776 ft. It is touted as the future tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.News broke about the design change several
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