One World Trade Center

The building itself is 1,368 feettall, the same height as the North Tower that fell during the 9/11 attacks. And if you add the height of its decorative spire, 1 WTC measures 1,776 feet.

The construction started on April 27, 2006; it opened on November 3, 2014.

According to the Architecture Digest, “It will also be one of the world’s greenest. Much of the materials used in its construction come from postindustrial recycled materials, and more than three-quarters of its waste will be recycled.

There are also rainwater-collecting tanks that will help cool the tower and irrigate landscaping; such innovations will reduce water consumption by about 30 percent beyond what is saved in a typical water-efficient building in New York City.”

The First of 400 Oak Trees were Planted at the Memorial in 2010 summer in the eight-acre plaza, part of a memorial to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

The National September 11 Memorial:

The tower’s total estimated construction cost had risen to $3.9 billion by April 2012, making it the most expensive building in the world at the time.

Thank you for visiting!

Jenice Heck recommends the Triumph Over Terror, “a book about Chaplain Bob Ossler’s interactions with families of victims of 9/11, emergency service workers, construction workers, and volunteers. This book just won recognition as a finalist in the International Book Competition.” Thank you, Jenice!


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