One World Trade Center is the rebuild for the World Trade Center Complex in New York City, United States of America It is also known as the “Freedom Tower”. It was opened on November 3rd 2014. It was designed by David Childs who was also the consultant architect for the Burj Khalifa and Willis Tower.
With a height of 1,776 feet the One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the 6th tallest in the world (data from May 2018). The building is 104 standard floors high, but the tower has only 94 actual stories.
Fast Facts: –
- One World Trade Center contains more than 40,000 metric tons of structural steel and 49,000 cubic yards of concrete.
- In the construction of the tower, high-strength concrete has been used which can withstand seven times more pressure than standard concrete.
- The observation deck of the tower begins at 1,362 feet, and a glass parapet extends to 1,368 feet.
- Recycled construction debris and materials were used in the building of the tower and it also generates power internally.
- Out of total 103 floors of the building, 71 floors are office space.
- The tower rises from a cubic base, its edges are chamfered back, and that resulted in a faceted form composed of eight elongated isosceles triangles.
- The total floor space of the building is around 3,501,274 square feet.
- This famous building is principally owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.