World Trade Center
One World Trade Center (also called 1 World Commerce Middle, One WTC and 1 WTC; the present constructing was dubbed the “Freedom Tower” throughout preliminary basework) is the primary constructing of the rebuilt World Trade Center complicated in Decrease Manhattan, New York City. It’s the tallest skyscraper within the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest on this planet. The supertall construction has the identical identify because the North Tower of the unique World Commerce Heart, which was fully destroyed within the terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001. The brand new skyscraper stands on the northwest nook of the sixteen-acre (6.5 ha) World Commerce Middle web site, on the positioning of the unique 6 World Trade Center. The constructing is bounded by West Avenue to the west, Vesey Road to the north, Fulton Avenue to the south, and Washington Avenue to the east.
The constructing’s architect was David Childs, whose agency Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) additionally designed the Burj Khalifa and the Willis Tower. The development of beneath-floor utility relocations, footings, and foundations for the brand new constructing started on April 27, 2006. One World Commerce Heart grew to become the tallest construction in New York Metropolis on April 30, 2012, when it surpassed the peak of the Empire State Constructing.