The tower, called BD Bacatá, is a symbol of a new model for funding big building projects like skyscrapers—with smaller donations from thousands of individual investors, rather than a handful of majors.
All buildings move. This truth, which physics must tell us because human perception cannot, renders clear two humbling points: much of the world is not as solid as we think, and humans are awfully poor receptors.
The observatory atop the 1,776-foot (541m) World Trade Center opens next week. But the view from the tallest building in the US (for now) is not the only stunning vista that will greet visitors. Read more >>