Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
(David Childs, Design Partner)
Greenwich Street / West Street
between Vesey Street and Fulton Street
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World Trade Center Tower #1
1 World Trade Center will be the first office tower to rise on the actual World Trade Center site. A memorable architectural landmark for New York City and America, the Tower will soar to 1,776 feet in the sky and serve as an inspirational and enduring beacon in the New York City skyline.
1 World Trade Center’s program includes 2.6 million square feet of office space, as well as an observation deck, world-class restaurants, parking, and broadcast and antenna facilities, all supported by both above and below-ground mechanical infrastructure for the building and its adjacent public spaces. Below-ground tenant parking and storage, shopping and access to the PATH and subway trains and the World Financial Center are also provided.
An 80-foot-high public lobby top ped by a series of mechanical floors form a 200-foot-high building base. 69 tenant floors rise above the base to 1,120 feet elevation. Mechanical floors, restaurants and observation decks culminate in an observation deck and glass parapet that mark 1,362 feet and 1,368 feet respectively — the heights of the original Twin Towers. A shrouded antenna structure supported by cables, engineered by Schlaich Bergermann & Partner rises to a total height of 1,776 feet, which is symbolic of the year the United States Declaration of Independence was signed (July 4, 1776).
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