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Freedom Tower's Spire Really Getting Trippy

[image via dbox, courtesy Silverstein Properties]

The morning after the release of the final World Trade Center skyscraper renderings, please take a moment to consider the jaunty base for the communications spire now seen atop architect David Childs' Freedom Tower. Coney-riffic! The posters at Wired New York don't seem particularly fond of this new look for the appendage; notes one, "That spire used to look like just a rat tail. Now it looks like a rat tail caught in a rat trap. Is this supposed to symbolize the city's big rat population?"
· WTC Final Designs: The Whole Enchilada
· Freedom Tower Discussion [Wired New York]
· Midtown View to WTC [wtc.com]