The building was damaged during the collapse of the World Trade Center in September 2001.
This slender rectilinear prism has a structural ratio of 1:12 between the horizontal and vertical edges.
This taut black tinted glass curtain-wall is held by silicon adhesive and supported by invisible aluminum mullions. Its frameless windows blend harmoniously with its skin.
The extraordinarily slender design is the outcome of the developer's attempt to avoid the prolonged special approval process, which the larger footprint of a more economical lower tower would have required.
The name was intentionally misspelled with one "n" to provide a more visually balanced name.
Der Name des Gebäudes ist keinem Schreibfehler unterworfen. Das Hotel schreibt sich tatsächlich nur mit einem "n".
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