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One World Trade Center

Amazing stats & facts about the new tallest building in the U.S.A.

1,776 ft.
Originally called the Freedom Tower, 1 WTC will reach 1,776 feet — a symbol of the year of America’s Independence.

A light to NYC
A beacon atop the tower will flash the letter “N” in Morse Code ( —.).

1,368 ft.
The official roof height is the same as the former WTC Tower 1.

World’s 3rd tallest building*
1 WTC will be the third talest builcJwig in the world when it is completed in 2013.

Bun Khalifa Dubai 2,723 ft
Clock Royal Tower Hotel Mecca 1,971 ft
1 World Trade Center Now York 1,776 ft
Taipei 101 Taipei 1.669 It
Shanghai Financial Center 1,614ff

Measured by height to pinnacle

1,362 ft.
Observation deck located here at the height of the former WTC Tower 2.

Tallest building in U.S.*
I WTC will surpass the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) in Chicago to become the tallest building in the U.S.

1 WTC New York 1776 ft
Willis Tower Chicago 1729 ft
Empire St. Building New York 1,454 ft
Trump Intl Hotel Tower Chicago 1,389 ff
Bank of America New York 1,200 ft

* Measured by height to pinnacle

Public Space

1 WTC will feature a Sky Lobby on the 64th floor and an observation deck and a
restaurant on the 100th floor.

Design evolution
The tower passed through various architects and iterations until the final design by David M. Childs was chosen in 2005.

2002 2003 2003 2003 2005

Estimated cost
As of January 2012

Floor space
2,923,786 rentable sq. ft.

Floor Use Floor Count
Base 19
Offices 68
Mechanical 13
Public Space 4
Basement 5
Total 109

Floor 82 - 34,925 sq. ft.

Floor 50- 44, 549 sq. ft.

Floor 20- 46,405 sq. ft.
Due to its tapered design, floor space decreases for offices nearer the top.

• 2 ft concrete core wall
• 60 ft lobby ceilings

Designed to achieve LEED Gold:
• 21% energy reduction
• 14% of energy from fuel cells
• 30% reduction in municipal water consumed
• 90% of occupied spaces receive natural light
• 30% reduction in mechanical room lighting
• 50% renewable energy

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One World Trade Center

shared by cuteculturechick on Jun 01, 2012 in Other

One World Trade Center

shared by cuteculturechick on Jun 01, 2012 in Other


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1 World Trade Center will soon be the 3rd tallest building in the world. Here are some interesting facts about the structure.
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