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  World's tallest structure for Ground Zero
Updated 27 February 2003, 18.32

Daniel Libeskind's design for Ground Zero
A design containing what will be the world's tallest building has been chosen to replace New York's World Trade Center.

A 541-metre high spire will stand on the site of the old World Trade Center towers - called Ground Zero at the moment.

The tower of Daniel Libeskind's design for Ground Zero

But the most important part of the design is the memorial area.

It leaves a big hole in the ground that was created when the towers collapsed, showing that the 2,800 people who died have not been forgotten.

The spire, and some strange looking towers near it, have been designed by German building designer Daniel Libeskind.

His design beat the other finalist, which was designed by a group based in New York called Think.

Fact File
Who is Daniel Libeskind?
Born in Poland, 1956
Taught architectural theory at Harvard
Designed Jewish Museum, Berlin and Imperial War Museum, Manchester
There was a lot of discussion about whether anything should be built on the site at all.

Many people thought that there should just be something simple to remember the people who died on 11 September 2001.

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