NEW YORK | One World Trade Center | 1,776 FT (spire) / 1,368 FT (parapet) | 104 FLOORS


Continuing the discussion from NEW YORK | World Trade Center District:

One World Trade Center


Official Name: One World Trade Center
Complex Name : World Trade Center
Former / Other Name: Freedom Tower
Type: building
Status: Topped Out
Country: United States
State: New York
City: New York City
Street Address: 1 World Trade Center (Map)
Building Function: office
Structural Material: composite
Energy Label: LEED Gold
Proposed: 2005
Start of Construction: 2006
Completion: 2014
Official Websites: One World Trade Center


Height: Architectural: 541.3 meter / 1776 feet
Height: Occupied: 386.6 meter / 1268 feet
Height: To Tip: 546.2 meter / 1792 feet
Height: Observatory: 386.6 meter / 1268 feet
Floors Above Ground: 94
Floors Below Ground: 5
No. of Elevators: 71
Top Elevator Speed: 10.16 m/s
Tower GFA: 325,279 m² / 3,501,274 ft²

Companies Involved

Owner: 1 World Trade Center LLC
Developers: Durst Organization; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill
Design: WSP Cantor Seinuk; Schlaich Bergermann und Partner
MEP Engineer: Jaros Baum & Bolles
Project Manager: STV
Main Contractor: Tishman Construction

Other Consultants

Façade: Permasteelisa Group
Observatory: The Hettema Group
Wind: RWDI

Material Suppliers

Cladding: Viracon
Elevator: ThyssenKrupp
Sealants: Dow Corning Corporation



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July 18th, 2014

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I will cry when I see this tower in person. So powerful, beautiful, and inspiring. Never forget!


People do too! My friends cousins came over from Poland, and when first stepping into this city, they got really emotional. It does that to you. Be sure to come on a day where its clear like the photos above. Believe me, the visibility is worth it.

Also, be sure to visit 432 Park Ave. Its really dominating the area and is exceeding everyone’s expectations.


I don’t know about you guys, but I’m kind of getting bored with 1WTC. Maybe it’s the fact that I’ve been following the progress for about 10 years lol. 57th and HY have my full attention now. Maybe when 3WTC starts rising again (should be pretty soon I hope), I’ll get more interested in the WTC development once again.


Yea I’m kinda over it. WTC2 is the one that really excited me. It is also the most troubled and time consuming one when it comes to a timeline of completion. I’m hoping that they find tenants soon. With WTC3 set to rise, one last piece of the puzzle remains.



August 8th, 2014


This was a really nice sunrise. Happened to spot it when watching the Harbor Cam.

Good Morning NY :slight_smile:






Some shots from my adventures yesterday:


From ashes to the crown jewel of New York :sunny:
May we never forget.

Closer vantage point:


No words.

911 Tribute in Lights at Twilight by branandtan, on Flickr



I keep having to change my PC wallpaper every day. These shots are amazing! Also its of high resolution. Having a 2.5k resolution monitor comes with its negatives sometimes. Love the big pics. :slight_smile:


Nice pic, something’s photo bombing next to the Empire State Building. :wink:


My photo from Top of the Rock last week!

The Empire Trade Centre
by Saboooooooo, on Flickr


Beautiful shot this morning. With the ominous clouds in the distance, it looks very artistic in its nature. Almost like a battle of good and evil.