Case Study 23
One World Trade Center
New York, USA
HEIGHT: 1776 FT (541 M)
NUMBER OF STORIES: 104
GROSS FLOOR AREA: 3,500,000 FT2 (325,160 M2)
PRIMARY USE: OFFICES, RETAIL
START ON SITE: APRIL 2006
Samuel Mills is a retired architect and lighting designer with a career focused on the coordination of lighting and architecture With over forty years of experience with his own architectural firm, he also held the position of Director of Lighting for two large architectural firms. He was an Associate Professor of architecture at Kent State University, and an adjunct instructor at Oklahoma State University School of Architecture. His work experience includes graphic design, technical writing and illustration for architectural and lighting-related publications, as well as writing a monthly column for Architectural Lighting magazine. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
Although light is a prerequisite for human vision,
excessive contrast and uncontrolled brightness
is often distracting and annoying. For this
reason the negative aspects of glare and
brightness, along with the other more positive...