Facts About 'One World Trade Center' - The Tallest Building in America
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One World Trade Center (formerly known as the Freedom Tower) has become a resurgent symbol of New York City after the 9/11/2001 events. Currently, One World Trade Center has surpassed the Empire State to become the tallest building in America, and also the safest office building in this country.
Here is some information about this supertall skyscraper.
Originally Building (1971-2001)
The two old 110-story Twin Towers were built in 1966 by Japanese-American architect Minoru Yamasaki and located in a complex of 7 buildings. These two buildings used to hold the highest architectural position in the world in 1973 and were once bombed in 1993 but still stood until the disaster of 9/11/2001. After the terrible terrorist attacks, the One World Trade Center building was built and completed to replace the twin towers that collapsed on September 11, 2001, in the US, killing about 3,000 people from 90 different countries. . The work has contributed to alleviating the pain of America after the terrorist day.
Current Building (2013-Present)
Following the destruction of the original World Trade Center, there was debate regarding the future of the World Trade Center site. After terrorist attacks destroyed the Twin Towers, the tallest buildings in the world when they were constructed, New York City endured eight long months of cleaning up Lower Manhattan and years of rebuilding. Demolition removed what remained of the World Trade Center, and in 2006, reconstruction of the complex began. More than a decade after the 9/11 attacks, a new One World Trade building stands proudly in Lower Manhattan, and you can take it in from the waters of New York Harbor on a Liberty Cruise. It reopened public in October 2014.
The official name of the building is One World Trade Center, also briefly known as 1 WTC. The tower was once called Freedom Tower, for its left-centered spire in its former design resembles the rising arm of the Statue of Liberty, now that name had been abandoned, in 2009 the owner of the tower had stated precisely that the name of the tower had been changed to One World Trade Center.
The architectural height of One World Trade Center is 1776 feet or 541 meters, and 1368 feet or 417 meters without antenna atop the roof, the architectural height of the tower is temporally ranked first in New York City and the United States, as well as the whole West Hemisphere, but if judged by the roof it’s the 3rd tallest in New York City, 4th tallest in the United States, after Willis Tower in Chicago, Central Park Tower and 432 Park Avenue in Midtown New York.
World Trade Center One contains more than 40,000 metric tons of structural steel. The surface of the base is clad in more than 2,000 pieces of shimmering prismatic glass. Th price is 3.9 billion USD, including 104 main floors, 5 basements, observatory, antenna tower and usable floor area is 325,279 square meters. It is estimated that 26,000 people will participate in the construction of the 1 WTC tower, the construction period is 8.5 years. At that time it was expected to be completed in 2012, but this super project was delayed for completion many times.
One World Trade Center is in Lower Manhattan, surrounded by West Street, Fulton Street, and Vesey Street in the Financial District. If you’re looking at the Manhattan skyline from New York Harbor, One World Trade Center, which stands just a few blocks from Wall Street, is one of the first attractions that will meet your eyes. At One World Trade Center, tourist and local alike can buy tickets to gaze out at New York City from the observatory on the 100th to 102nd floors of the tallest building in the United States.
One World Trade Center is home to the offices, headquarters, and working spaces of numerous businesses, including the mass media company Condé Nast, which publishes Vogue, Vanity Fair, and other top magazines; the U.S. General Services Administration; and television channels like WCBS and WNBC. Moreover, on the underground levels of the building, visitors can shop until they drop at Westfield World Trade Center, the largest shopping mall in Manhattan. On the upper floors of the building, the gift shop, eateries, and observatory make a visit to One World Trade Center even more spectacular.
|In addition to the many green features of the One World Trade Center tower—it was built from recycled construction debris and materials, and generates power internally—the entire site was specially constructed to collect rainwater to help care for the plaza’s greenery, cool the building, and replenish the memorial fountain.|
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