Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Twelve Years Later, One World Trade Center Triumphs Over Tragedy

By Steve Karosik


Begun by Silverstein Properties in April 2006 and taken over by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey1, construction of the stunning new One World Trade Center tower is entering its home stretch, with construction expected to be completed early next year. For NYC natives and travelers worldwide alike, it’s uplifting to see the beautiful structure finally taking shape.

Fences blocking pedestrian access to the site are even coming down this November with the opening of the Four World Trade Center building.

Standing at 1,776 feet, One World Trade Center will be the U.S.’s tallest building. It’ll have an expansive public lobby, lots of office space, and also two restaurants, two television broadcast floors and a breathtaking observation deck.

We hope that you are inspired and excited as we are to see the completion of this new national landmark, a symbol of perseverance.

Be sure to watch NOVA: Ground Zero Supertower at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25 on WNED-TV to get an in-depth look at the tower’s construction.

P.S., Check out this amazing video that shows the construction of the center spire (warning, if you’re afraid of heights, this might not be for you!):


1 Source: Long Island Newsday
Photo credit: Charles Eckert

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