One World Trade Center
|One World Trade Center|
One World Trade Center, the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere
|Tallest in North America since 2013[I]|
|Preceded by||Willis Tower|
|Architectural style||Contemporary modern|
285 Fulton Street|
Manhattan, New York City
|Construction started||April 27, 2006|
|Construction stopped||May 10, 2013|
|Topped-out||May 10, 2013|
November 3, 2014|
May 29, 2015 (One World Observatory)
|Cost||US$3.9 billiona |
|Architectural||1,776 ft (541.3 m)|
|Tip||1,792 ft (546.2 m)|
|Roof||1,368 ft (417.0 m)|
|Top floor||1,268 ft (386.5 m)|
|Observatory||1,254 ft (382.2 m)|
|Floor count||104 (+5 below ground floors)|
|Floor area||3,501,274 sq ft (325,279 m2)|
|Lifts/elevators||73, made by ThyssenKrupp.|
|Design and construction|
|Developer||Port Authority of New York and New Jersey|
|Structural engineer||WSP Cantor Seinuk|
|Other designers||Hill International, The Louis Berger Group|
|Main contractor||Tishman Construction|
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, architects in Chicago and New York City began 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.
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