New renderings of 1 World Trade Center show recent design changes to the base and spire of the building, formerly known as the Freedom Tower.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey owns the World Trade Center site and released the images Tuesday.
Previously the spire was to have been sheathed in a protective covering. The new images show a spire exposed to the elements. Plans still call for the spire to rise to a symbolic 1,776 feet when construction is finished.
The images display a new design for the first 20 stories.
Original plans called for those stories to be angled outward. Now the base will be broader.
Flat, stainless-steel panels also are new design elements for the outside of the building.
Officials say a New Jersey man has died from injuries he suffered in a chain-reaction crash inside one of the tubes of the Lincoln Tunnel. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says the 49-year-old Summit resident was among three people hurt in the accident.
Health officials say six Long Island beaches that were closed for one day have reopened to bathing. The Nassau County beaches were closed Monday due to storm water runoff that could negatively impact bacterial levels. The beaches were: Laurel Hollow Beach, Morgan Beach, North Hempstead Beach Park, Sea Cliff Village Beach, Tappen Beach and Theodore Roosevelt Beach.