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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
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
# of Elevators 71
Top Elevator Speed 10.16 m/s
Tower GFA 325,279 m² / 3,501,274 ft²
Companies Involved
• Current 1 World Trade Center LLC
• Past Silverstein Properties
Developers Durst Organization; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Structural Engineers
Design WSP Cantor Seinuk; Schlaich Bergermann und Partner
Peer Review Leslie E. Robertson Associates
MEP Engineer Jaros Baum & Bolles
Project Manager STV
Main Contractor Tishman Construction
Other Consultants
• Cost AECOM
Façade Permasteelisa Group
• Geotechnical Mueser, Rutledge, Wentworth & Johnston
• Observatory The Hettema Group
• Wind RWDI
Material Suppliers
• Cladding Viracon
• Elevator ThyssenKrupp
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
• Steel ArcelorMittal
Keynote Talk - Breaking Ground
D.Libeskind (Studio Daniel Libeskind), CTBUH Chicago Conference

Technical Papers
Elevators for Fire Service Access and Occupant Egress
R. Bukowski (Rolf Jensen & Associates), CTBUH Journal

News Articles
One World Trade Center 57 Percent Leased
CTBUH Global News, 2014-08
History of Daredevil Jumping Is as Long as It Is Tall
CTBUH Global News, 2014-03
One World Trade Center in Time's "The Top of America"
CTBUH Global News, 2014-03
Science behind Falling Ice from One World Trade Center
CTBUH Global News, 2014-02
Worst-Kept Secret: Observation Decks Can Generate Huge Revenues
CTBUH Global News, 2013-12
Council's 1 WTC Decision Makes Front Page News
CTBUH Global News, 2013-11
CTBUH Affirms One World Trade Center Height
CTBUH Global News, 2013-11
One World Trade Opens Sales Center
CTBUH Global News, 2013-11
Eliot Brown Looks Eagerly to Council's November Decision on 1WTC
CTBUH Global News, 2013-10
Tribune Features CTBUH Reports, Leaders on 1WTC, Vanity Height
CTBUH Global News, 2013-09
Libeskind Collaborates on WTC as Gesture of Democratic Solidarity
CTBUH Global News, 2013-09
One World Trade Center Identity Crisis
CTBUH Global News, 2013-06
New York Times Op-Ed Weighs in on WTC Debate
CTBUH Global News, 2013-05
One World Trade Center Tops Out
CTBUH Global News, 2013-05
Beacon Rises on One World Trade Center
CTBUH Global News, 2013-05
Three-story 1WTC Observation Deck Unveiled to Press
CTBUH Global News, 2013-04
Video: One World Trade Escalators
CTBUH Global News, 2013-01
Combining the World's Great Skyscrapers into One Skyline
CTBUH Global News, 2013-01
World Trade Center 'Spire' Construction Begins Today
CTBUH Global News, 2012-12
World Trade Center ‘Spire’ Construction Begins Today
CTBUH Global News, 2012-12
1WTC's 'Antenna' Surrendered by Canadian Fabricator
CTBUH Global News, 2012-11
Fabricator Withholds One World Trade Center Structure
CTBUH Global News, 2012-10
Top Buyers Tour the Tops of Top Towers
CTBUH Global News, 2012-10
Eleven Years Later: A WTC Status Report
Associated Press, 2012-09
New Images Released of One World Trade Center
CTBUH Global News, 2012-08
The Emotional Impact of New Towers
The Atlantic, 2012-08
One World Trade Center Signs Major Lease
CTBUH Global News, 2012-07
The New Yorker Editorializes on One World Trade Center
The New Yorker, 2012-07
Site Asks Readers to Name Best (and Worst) Tall Buildings
Curbed, 2012-06
New York Times Details Changes in World Trade Center Design
The New York Times, 2012-06
Fire at One World Trade Center
The New York Times, 2012-06
One World Trade Center Podium Revealed
New York Post, 2012-05
One World Trade Center Morse Code Beacon Cancelled
New York Post, 2012-05
World Trade Center Height in Question
The New York Times, 2012-05
Video: Interview with One WTC Lead Designer
CTBUH Global News, 2012-05
One World Trade Center Reaches Milestone
Bloomberg, 2012-05
Should Antennas Count in Height Measurements
MSNBC.com, 2012-04
Video: Time Lapse of One World Trade Center Construction
ABC, 2012-04
Video: On Top of One World Trade Center
CTBUH Global News, 2012-04
One World Trade Center Reaches 100 Floors
News24, 2012-04
Tower Rises, And So Does Its Price Tag
The Wall Street Journal, 2012-01
Ninety floors... and counting: The breathtaking views from One World Trade Center (and there's still 14 storeys to go)
MailOnline, 2011-12
Q&A: How to Design a 1,776-Foot Tower
The Wall Street Journal, 2011-11
1 World Trade gets its glass pedestal
Crain's New York Business, 2011-11
Redefining Manhattan's skyline: Incredible new pictures of Ground Zero show substantial progress made on 9/11 Memorial
MailOnline, 2011-07
New Condé Nast NYC HQ Will Be High-Tech, Green and Ultrasafe
WIRED, 2011-05
Pretty 1 WTC Shattered by Bunker Reality
The New York Observer, 2011-05
A World Trade Center Progress Report
The New York Times, 2011-05
Redefining New York City's skyscrapers
Crain's New York Business, 2011-05
58 storeys and counting... 'Freedom Tower' rises above Ground Zero to take its place on the New York skyline
MailOnline, 2011-03
Ground Zero's Morass Shows Gains Before Anniversary
Bloomberg, 2011-02
Weekly World Trade Photo Update
Architect's Newspaper, 2010-12
World Trade Center Tower Begins to Show Its Shimmering Face
The Tribeca Trib, 2010-11
In Skyscraper at Ground Zero, Sentiment Trumped Numbers
The New York Times, 2010-09
New York's World Trade Center Complex Is Rising Rapidly
The New York Times, 2010-09
World Trade Center Developer and Port Authority Come to Agreement
nj.com, 2010-08
Condé Nast to Move to Skyscraper at Ground Zero
The New York Times, 2010-08
Front-Runner Emerges for WTC Tower Partnership
The New York Times, 2010-07
One World Trade Center and Conde Nast: Fairytale Marriage?
Daily Maverick, 2010-05
Progress on All WTC Sites - At Last
New York Post, 2010-05
Two New Towers May End the Impasse at Ground Zero
The New York Times, 2010-03
Freedom At 200 Feet
A|N Blog, 2010-02
Does the Freedom Tower Still Stack up to 1776 Feet?
Chicago Tribune, 2009-11
Steel Columns Hoisted at Trade Center Site
The New York Times, 2009-08
World Trade Center's Elevators to Be Among the Fastest
The New York Times, 2009-02
Not Yet on the Skyline, But Above Street Level
The New York Times, 2008-05