One World Trade Center

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One World Trade Center
Alternative names
  • 1 WTC
  • Freedom Tower
General information
Status Topped out, full tower structure completed. Interior furnishing and exterior under construction. Antenna completed
Type Office, observation, communication
Architectural style Contemporary modern
Location New York City, New York, USA
Coordinates 40°42′46.8″N 74°0′48.6″W / 40.713°N 74.0135°W / 40.713; -74.0135Coordinates: 40°42′46.8″N 74°0′48.6″W / 40.713°N 74.0135°W / 40.713; -74.0135
Construction started April 27, 2006[1]
Opening June 1, 2013[2][3]
Cost $3.9 billion (May 2013 estimate)[4]
Height
Roof 1,368 ft (417.0 m)
Top floor 1,268 ft (386.5 m)[3]
Technical details
Floor count 104 (+5 basement floors)[3][5]
Floor area 3,501,274 sq ft (325,279 m2)[3]
Elevators 71[3]
Design and construction
Main contractor Tishman Construction
Architect David Childs (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)[6]
Developer Port Authority of New York and New Jersey[3]
Structural engineer WSP Cantor Seinuk
References
[3][7]

The One World Trade Center (or Freedom Tower) is the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The building will be 1,776 feet tall and is designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. At this time, it is under construction. As of July 28, 2011, the glass facade has reached over 45 floors. Since late 2013, it is the tallest building in the United States after the Willis Tower in Chicago, Illinois.

Height controversy[change | edit source]

On November 8, 2013, a debate started between architects across Chicago and New York City debating about the height of the One World Trade Center and the Willis Tower.[8] They were saying that there was a possibility that the Willis Tower is taller than the One World Trade Center.[8]

On November 12, it was confirmed that the One World Trade Center is taller than the Willis Tower.[9]

Planned rebuilding of the World Trade Center[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Phifer, Donica (August 4, 2011). "Concrete Workers Resume Work as Strike Comes to an End". NearSay.
  2. One World Trade Center construction updates. Lower Manhattan.info. Updated April 12, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 "One World Trade Center – The Skyscraper Center". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. http://skyscrapercenter.com/new-york-city/one-world-trade-center/98/. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
  4. "Tower Rises, And So Does Its Price Tag". Wall Street Journal. January 30, 2012. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  5. "WTC Progress from PANYNJ". Panynj.gov. http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/index.html. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
  6. "1 World Trade Center". WTC.com. Retrieved December 17, 2012.
  7. One World Trade Center at SkyscraperPage. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Willis Tower, One World Trade Center compete for bragging rights as America's tallest skyscraper". CBS News.com. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57611461/willis-tower-one-world-trade-center-compete-for-bragging-rights-as-americas-tallest-skyscaper/. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  9. "One World Trade Center taller than Willis Tower". Examiner.com. http://www.examiner.com/article/one-world-trade-center-taller-than-willis-tower. Retrieved November 12, 2013.

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