Enter architect David Childs, nearing retirement after decades with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), a firm already familiar to Silverstein. Since 2003, the design of One World Trade Center has been rethought—several times. The nation has come a long way, and so has Ground Zero construction. In 2012 we can report that progress has been made. 1 WTC is nearing completion and now the highest skyscraper in New York City. Maybe next year David Childs will be able to fully retire.
- "Freedom Tower" and Plans for the New York WTC Site
- Architect of One World Trade Center
- Photo Timeline
- World Trade Center Resources
Photo: Model of the 2002 World Trade Center Plan by Studio Libeskind courtesy of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. The plan went through many changes to create the World Trade Center site we see today.