This is what One World Trade Center makes so special

The super tall skyscraper One World Trade Center ( it is also known as 1 World Trade Center, Fredom Tower and also 1 WTC) is the main building in the new and rebuild group of the World Trade Center Complex in New York, Manhattan. By time of writing it is the tallest building in the western world. In the Rank of the worlds tallest buildings it is ranking at Number 6.

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Location


With the Name “One World Trade Center” the skyscraper has the same name as the North Tower of the original World trade Center. This was completely destroyed in the horrible terrorist attack of September the 11, in the year 2001. The new build Building stands in the northwest corner of the World Trade Center Plot, which is 16 acre (that’s 6.5 ha) wide. This corner was the place where the original World Trade Center building number 6 stood. The One World Trade Center is located at the west street in the west (as the name suggests 😉 )Washington Street to the east, Vesey street is north and last the Fulton Street is located at the south of the building.

Architect of the One World Trade Center


one world trade centerThe Architect of the One World Trade Center was David Childs and his company Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). The famous architect designed also other great buildings and Skyscraper like the Burj Khalifa and also the Willis Tower.

In the year 2006 on the 27 of April works and construction started and first things like the footings, the utility relocations and of course the foundations for the great building started. Finally on thee 30 th of April 2012 the One World Trade Center surpassed the height of the Empire State Building (which was till then the highest building in New York. Since then the new Trade Center is holding this title. The Tower was topped out on 30 th August 2012 when worker finished the towers steel structure. Finally on May the 10 in the year 2013 the last and final component completed the skyscraper: with the spire the total height of the building measures now 541 meter (that’s 1,776 feet).

In the year 2006 on the 27 of April works and construction started and first things like the footings, the utility relocations and of course the foundations for the great building started. Finally on thee 30 th of April 2012 the One World Trade Center surpassed the height of the Empire State Building (which was till then the highest building in New York. Since then the new Trade Center is holding this title. The Tower was topped out on 30 th August 2012 when worker finished the towers steel structure. Finally on May the 10 in the year 2013 the last and final component completed the skyscraper: with the spire the total height of the building measures now 541 meter (that’s 1,776 feet).
The height in feet (1,776 feet) is important because it deliberately refers to the year when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed. On November the 3, 2014 the One World Trade Center opened its doors and the One World Observatory opened one year later on May 29, 2015.one world trade center

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (The PANYNJ) confirmed on the 26th March that the super tall building will be known by the its legal name of “One World Trade Center” rather than its colloquial name of “Freedom Tower”. Measured by standard floors height the building is 104 floors high, but the building has only 94 actual stories. The complex of the World Trade Center will eventually include more than the One World Trade Center. It will eventually include five high rise office buildings all located along Greenwich Street. Also National September 11 Memorial & Museum which is located south of the new One World Trade Center where the original Twin Towers stood. The construction of the new building is also part of an effort to memorialize and rebuild following the destruction of the original World Trade Center complex.

Design of One World Trade Center


A lot of the original idea’s and concepts of Daniel Libeskind’s from year 2002 were discarded from the tower’s final design. The final design of the One World Trade Center’s consist simple symmetries and much more traditional profile. It is intended to with a few selected elements of the very contemporary New York skyline. The big central spire of the skyscraper draws from previous buildings, like the Empire State Building and the prestige Chrysler Building.

The One World Trade Center Building occupies a 61 meter square (That’s 200 foot). Tats in Square Meters about 3700 m² or 40,000 square feet which is nearly identical with to the footprint of the original Twin Towers. The Skyscraper is build on a 185 foot (56 m tall) Windowless base which is designed to protect the building from truck bombs and other ground level attacks. At the start is was planned to cover the complete base in decorative prismatic glass but than the choice fell on much simpler glass and steel combination for the facade because the prisms proved to be unworkable.one world trade center

Behind the Glass LED Lights are hidden to light the base at night. Up from the 20 th floor, the square edges of the tower’s cubic base are chamfered back. That is shaping the skyscraper into eight huge triangles.

Near the tower’s center height, the skyscraper forms a nice and perfect octagon. The Spire on top of the One world trade center is 124 meters (or 408 Foot high).
The architect of One World Trade Center David Childs of SOM, said:
“We really wanted our design to be grounded in something that was very real, not just in sculptural sketches. We explored the infrastructural challenges because the proper solution would have to be compelling, not just beautiful. The design does have great sculptural implications, and we fully understand the iconic importance of the tower, but it also has to be a highly efficient building. The discourse about Freedom Tower has often been limited to the symbolic, formal and aesthetic aspects but we recognize that if this building doesn’t function well, if people don’t want to work and visit there, then we will have failed as architects.”

Leasing of floor space One World Trade Center


The One World Trade Center is owned by the the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. At the beginning about 5 percent of the space was directly sold to the Durst Organization. The Durst Organization is a private real estate company, which paid for the investment at least 100 million dollar.
In September 2012 55 percent of the skyscrapers floor space had been leased. At November 2014 the leased space got up to 62.8 percent. The publishing company Condé Nast Publications moved their headquarter and offices for its magazine into the One World Trade Center.

Get Tickets for the One World Trade Center Observation deck


If you are interested in getting up to the top of this fantastic skyscraper, please have a click here and buy your tickets:

https://oneworldobservatory.com/

 

The Time Lapse of One World Trade Center


Whats inside the One World Trade Center

Floors Usage
Roof 124 meter high spire
103–105 Observationdeck and telecomication floors and also Mechanicfloors
102 Restaurant
100–101 Observationdecks
95–99 Mechanicfloors
65–94 offices
64 Skylobby
21–63 offices
1–20 usage unknown
0 Groundfloor / Lobby
B1–B5 Underground / Shoppingmall
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This is what One World Trade Center makes to special
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This is what One World Trade Center makes to special
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The supertall skyscraper One World Trade Center is the main building in the new and rebuild group of the World Trade Center Complex in New York, Manhattan.
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