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210px-1 WTC May 2013 (1)

May 1, 2013

One World Trade Center is the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. At a height of 541 metres, it is the third tallest building in the world.

History[]

One World Trade Center was built as the main building of the new World Trade Center complex, after the original complex was destroyed the September 11 attacks in 2001. When rumours came around that the World Trade Center was to be rebuilt, architects denied the rumours and called the building the Freedom Tower, but then confirmed the rumours. The building's construction started in 2006 using stronger steel girders and glass.

In 2012, the building topped out and was opened in 2013. The building features an observation deck, a cafe, offices, minor apartments and other things. The building was topped out with an 123-metre tall spire on the building, pushing the building's height to 541 metres, and making it the tallest building in the United States.

The building uses a asymmetrical pyramid design, meaning that it looks like it ascends into a pyramid when viewed from street level.

Trivia[]

  • The building is considerably taller than its previous counterpart, being around 124 metres tall than the original One World Trade Center.
  • The original idea was for the building to have a twin counterpart, like the original World Trade Center but the idea was scrapped, as it was seemed offensive to those who died in the September 11 attacks.
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