Rose in 1992 opposite the World Trade Center in Downtown Manhattan. This 58-storey hotel skyscraper is about as plain as one can get: the 179 m tall, rectangular slab is clad in uniform dark glass - its designer must have studied closely the monolith in Kubrick's film '2001: A Space Odyssey'... The hotel incorporates 561 extensively equipped rooms, most of which are located on the side facing the WTC. There is also a rooftop swimming pool. Damaged during the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, even feared to collapse, the hotel has been returned to hotel use since.