Glass palaces still rise in New York, despite Sept. 11

09/7/2004 | NYTimes.com

Contrary to concerns that the terrorist attacks on New York three years ago would result in a new wave of buildings designed like concrete bunkers, skyscrapers of glass are rising around the site where the twin towers stood. Safety officials still express concern about the vulnerability to such buildings in the event of a bomb blast, but engineers and architects say lessons have been learned and no facade could withstand an assault as serious as the trade center attacks.

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