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Height: Occupied
413 m / 1,355 ft
 
Height: Architectural
417 m / 1,368 ft
 
One World Trade Center Outline
  Height: To Tip
526.7 m / 1,728 ft
Floors Above Ground
110
# of Elevators
99
Top Elevator Speed
8 m/s

Facts

Official Name One World Trade Center
Name of Complex World Trade Center
Other Names World Trade Center North Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Demolished
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 1 World Trade Center
Postal Code 10048
Building Function office
Structural Material steel
Construction Start 1966
Completion 1972
Demolished 2001

Companies Involved

Developer Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Architect
Design Minoru Yamasaki Associates; Emery Roth & Sons
Structural Engineer
Design Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Main Contractor Tishman Construction

CTBUH Initiatives

World Trade Center: One WTC Office Building Tour
28 Oct 2015 – Tour Report

World Trade Center: Urban Domain Tour
28 Oct 2015 – Tour Report

CTBUH Israel Plays Key Role at Building Center Summit
17-20 Nov 2014 – Event

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World Trade Center: One WTC Office Building Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured One World Trade Center Office Building which is the current tallest building in the Americas.
World Trade Center: Urban Domain Tour
28 Oct 2015, New York City – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured 30 Park Place which will house the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Downtown New York.
CTBUH Israel Plays Key Role at Building Center Summit
17-20 Nov 2014, Eilat – Event
The CTBUH Israel Chapter was a major presence at the annual Building Center Summit, in Eilat City, drawing over 2,000 people.
9/11 – Ten Years on: CTBUH Reflections
6 Sep 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Publication
In the week that we mark the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 events and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers CTBUH reflected on the impact on tall buildings.
Height: The History of Measuring Tall Buildings
Dec 2009, Chicago – CTBUH News
This article describes some of the events which took place in the Council's long, and sometimes complex, history of measuring tall buildings.

Videos

Singularly Slender: Sky Living in New York, Hong Kong, and Elsewhere
20 Oct 2016 – Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum

Structural & Geotechnic Engineering Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates

From New York to Busan: Reflecting Culture in Urban Design
27 Oct 2015 – Daniel Libeskind, Studio Libeskind

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Singularly Slender: Sky Living in New York, Hong Kong, and Elsewhere
20 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum
Thursday October 20, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Carol Willis of The Skyscraper Museum in New York City presents at the 2016 China Conference Plenary 7: Technical & Social…
Structural & Geotechnic Engineering Q&A
17 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. William O'Donnell, DeSimone Consulting Engineers; Dennis Poon, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen Seen, Leslie E. Robertson Associates…
From New York to Busan: Reflecting Culture in Urban Design
27 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Daniel Libeskind, Studio Libeskind
Overpopulation, climate change, aging infrastructure: the threats facing tomorrow’s cities are, in many ways, design problems. The challenges of today’s world have to be…
Interview: Rafael Viñoly
26 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Rafael Viñoly of Rafael Viñoly Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Rafael discusses about…

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Research Papers

Singularly Slender: Sky Living in New York, Hong Kong, and Elsewhere
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism

The Global Impact of 9/11
Sep 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III

Trends, Drivers and Challenges in Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Sep 2008 – 17th Congress of IABSE Chicago 2008

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Singularly Slender: Sky Living in New York, Hong Kong, and Elsewhere
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Carol Willis, The Skyscraper Museum
This paper highlights a new 21st-century skyscraper typology – the very tall and slender residential tower – and analyzes the economic, engineering, and urbanistic forces…
The Global Impact of 9/11
Sep 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Leader Interviews by Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Just as many Americans still remember exactly where they were when they heard the news that US president John F. Kennedy had been shot, most people will likely remember…
Trends, Drivers and Challenges in Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Sep 2008 – 17th Congress of IABSE Chicago 2008; Antony Wood, CTBUH
This paper outlines the major influences on tall building design in the early stages of the 21st Century. At this unprecedented time in terms of the scale and number of…
The Tallest Buildings in the World: Past, Present & Future
Jun 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Over time, the average height of the 100 tallest buildings in the world has been steadily increasing. However, by 2010, this average height will have jumped to 349…
Bridging the gap: An analysis of proposed evacuation links at height in the World Trade Centre design competition entries
Oct 2005 – CTBUH New York 7th World Congress 2005; Antony Wood & Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
This paper analyses the skybridge links of the numerous re-design proposals for the World Trade Centre Towers, with the aim of establishing their advantages and how they…
Bridging the Gap: Proposed Evacuation Links at Height in the World Trade Center Design Entries
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 7th World Congress, New York; Antony Wood & Philip Oldfield, University of Nottingham
This paper proposes to analyse in detail the skybridge links of the WTC replacement designs – impact on evacuation, structure, façade, tower operation etc – with the aim…
Tall Building Emergency Evacuation: “Time To Think Differently”
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 New York Conference; Dr. Jonathan (Yoni) Shimshoni, Escape Rescue Systems
This paper presents developments in the area of high-rise building emergency evacuation solutions, especially in three categories: Platform Devices; Chute Devices; and…
A Study on the Collapse Control Design Method for High-rise Steel Buildings
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Akira Wada, Tokyo Institute of Tech.; Kenichi Ohi, Kobe University; Hiroaki Suzuki, University of Tsukuba et al.
This paper presents a new collapse control design method for high-rise steel building structures. The method presented here to prevent progressive collapse until the…
Building and Fire Safety: Responding to the World Trade Center Disaster
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; S. Shyam Sunder, National Insitute of Standards and Technology
In response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) initiated a formal federal building and fire safety…
What Could be the Correct Design Focus for the Supertall Buildings?
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; Stephan S. Huh, Parker Durrant International
This paper is about the correct design focus/design approach for future tall buildings. Our quick answer to this question is “safety, safety, safety” because of the fear…
WTC Towers: Innovative Design Features and Structural Modeling
Oct 2004 – CTBUH 2004 Seoul Conference; H. S. Lew & Fahim Sadek, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is undertaking the federal building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster.
"Pavements in the Sky": Use of the Skybridge in Tall Buildings
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Antony Wood, University of Nottingham
Improved safety in tall buildings has become a major issue. The high level ‘skybridge’ – an old idea – is one solution which could be applied to both new and existing…
A Study on the Redundancy of High-Rise Steel Buildings Due to the Effect of Induced Heat and Loss of Vertical Structural Members
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; A. Wada, Tokyo Insitute of Technology; K. Ohi, University of Tokyo; H. Suzuki, Tsukuba University; et al.
This paper presents a theoretical investigation of the redundancy capacity of steel frames due to heat induced by fire and loss of column due to impacts from explosions…
Analysis of Simultaneous Evacuation of the World Trade Center
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Yoshikatsu Yoshida, Takenaka Corporation
The studies described herein examined the evacuation during the World Trade Center in New York in an attempt to seek measure for life safety design in future tall…
Evacuation Design Strategy for High-Rise Buildings
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Tomoharu Sano & Ichiro Hagiwara, National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management; Atsuko Tanaka, Agency of Industrial Science and Technology
This paper studies the data on human behavior that was collected and analyzed from reports of mass media and interviews from survivors of the World Trade Center which…
Evacuation of the World Trade Center: What Went Right?
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Guylène Proulx, National Research Council Canada; Rita F. Fahy, National Fire Protection Association
The evacuation of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 was not the first evacuation of the 100-storey high towers. Partial and full evacuations had taken place on…
Integrated Design of Safe Skyscrapers: Problems, Challenges and Prospects
Oct 2003 – CIB / CTBUH Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Mir M. Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center (WTC) resulting in the collapse of the two major icons of New York City has been a world-shaking event. This paper…
Role of Fire Resistance Issues in the Collapse of the Twin Towers
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Venkatesh Kodur, National Research Council
This paper covers the twin towers of the World Trade Centre and how it suffered significant damage from the impact of the planes, however they withstood the impact. The…
Structural Investigation of the New York World Trade Center Collapse
Oct 2003 – CTBUH / CIB Kuala Lumpur 2003 Conference; Gene Corley, CTL Group
This paper presents some findings of the FEMA- and SEA/AISA – sponsored investigation into the structural performance of New York’s Trade center following the attacks of…
Educating the Public of Safety in Tall Buildings
May 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2003; Jeffery E. Harper, RJA
Since the terrorist attacks on September 11 to the twin towers of the World Trade Center, many questions have been asked, by both building designers and the general…
Emergency Evacuation Core Proposal: 25 May 2002
May 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2003; Jeffrey Heller, Heller Manus Architects
This proposal for an enhanced emergency core was inspired by the images of the courageous firefighters climbing the stairs of the World Trade Center against the torrent…
Engineering Systems an Incremental Response to Terrorist Threat
May 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2003; Norman D. Kurtz & Andrew Hlushko, Flack + Kurtz Inc; Dan Nall, Director of Advanced Building Sciences
The design approach of a new building, or safety assessment of an existing one, must look at the overall performance of the integrated building systems. The performance…
What Does September 11th Mean for Building Structure Design
May 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2003; Jon Magnusson, MKA
The horrible events of September 11th have aroused many emotions and created many questions in the minds of the public, the media, political leaders, and design…
Where Do We Go From Here? - In the Aftermath of the World Trade Center Attacks
May 2003 – CTBUH Journal, Spring 2003; Ron Klemencic, MKA
Ron Klemencic writes on the 9/11 attacks and the problem architects, engineers, planners and building officials face as problem solvers.

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Tallest building in the world 1972 - 1974. Preceded by the Empire State Building and surpassed by the Sears Tower.


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