Monday, September 24, 2012

One World Trade Center, aka Freedom Tower, rises in Lower Manhattan

One World Trade Center, more simply known as 1 WTC and previously known as the Freedom Tower, is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

The 104-story business center is in the northwest corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, occupying the location where the original 8-story 6 World Trade Center once stood.

At the time of its completion in 2013, One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third-tallest building in the world by pinnacle height. Its spire will reach a symbolic 1,776 feet.

A museum and memorial will occupy the site of the Twin Towers.