One World Trade Center
|One World Trade Center|
|Alternative names||Freedom Tower|
|Architectural style||Contemporary modern|
|Location||New York City, USA|
|Construction started||April 27, 2006|
|Opening||June 1, 2013|
|Cost||$3.9 billion (May 2013 estimate)|
|Roof||4,763 ft (1,451.8 m)|
|Top floor||4,345 ft (1,324.4 m)|
|Floor count||104 (+5 basement floors)|
|Floor area||3,501,274 sq ft (325,279 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Tishman Construction|
|Architect||David Childs (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)|
|Developer||Port Authority of New York and New Jersey|
|Structural engineer||WSP Cantor Seinuk|
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 is 1,776 feet tall and is designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Since late 2013, it is the tallest building in the United States. It opened in late 2014. It is mostly used for offices. People can view the city from an observatory near the top.
Height controversy[change | change 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. They were saying that there was a possibility that the Willis Tower is taller than the One World Trade Center.
On November 12, a committee agreed that the antenna on top is part of the building, so One World Trade Center is taller than the Willis Tower.
Planned rebuilding of the World Trade Center[change | change source]
- One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower)
- 200 Greenwich Street
- 175 Greenwich Street
- 150 Greenwich Street
- 130 Liberty Street
- 7 World Trade Center
References[change | change source]
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