Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more


FREEDOM TOWER architect Daniel Libeskind this week explained why it was vital to expose the 'slurry wall' at the foot the New York structure which he has cofidesigned with Skidmore Owings and Merrill. ' The area must be accessible' Libeskind told NCE in this week's New Concrete Engineering supplement.

'We saw the slurry wall and foundations withstood the attack, and now can also see a piece of history of what New York is built on.' Work on the foundations for the Freedom Tower continues apace while the concrete 'slurry wall' which holds back the Hudson River and supports buildings and streets above, is being restrained and an adjacent 9m deep pit excavated. Meanwhile, Ground Zero site owner Silverstein Properties last week unveiled designs for a cluster of three towers around the Freedom Tower. These are designed by British architects Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki. Consultant WSP Seinuk is on the team for Foster's 78 storey 'column free' structure and Rogers' 71 storey tower.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.