One World Trade Center
Residents of Chicago have already seen the Willis Tower stripped of its status of the world’s tallest building and its iconic name the Sears Tower, and some are in no hurry to concede the title of the nation’s tallest building to New York.
The spire and beacon stand 408 feet tall. The spire can be seen from up to 50 miles away when it is lit on a clear night.
The new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it?
It is not hard to find a green building in New York City. The city boasts more than 519 million square feet of green building space and ranks number one among US cities in energy-efficient LEED certification.
A moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday marked when the first plane hit the twin towers on a clear, sunny day in 2001. Then, families of the victims started reading aloud the names of those who died.
The finishing touches are now being put on the $4 billion symbol of American rebirth, One World Trade Center.
Eager to see the view from the top of the tallest building in the western hemisphere?
While the top of the spire was installed at One World Trade Center a couple of weeks ago, there are still other pieces to install.
Security over style – that’s the argument NYPD officials are making as they plan to install barricades and barriers in the area surrounding One World Trade Center.
The spire’s installation was completed Friday morning after pieces of it had been transported to the roof of the building last week. Construction workers below applauded the milestone.
One World Trade Center is getting closer to becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Boeing Co. confirmed the rusted metal part from a Boeing 767 is a trailing edge flap support structure, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. It helps secure wing flaps that aid in regulating plane speed.
The stainless steel spire will give the building its iconic height of 1,776 feet, according to the builder.
The observation deck will occupy the tower’s 100th through 102nd floors. Elevators will whisk visitors to the top in just one minute but the experience of visiting the attraction will take an hour.
The new enclosed observatory will offer panoramic views of the city and will occupy three floors. It is expected to open in 2015.