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Height: Occupied
386.6 m / 1,268 ft
 
Height: To Tip
546.2 m / 1,792 ft
Height: Architectural
541.3 m / 1,776 ft
 
One World Trade Center Outline
Height: Observatory
386.6 m / 1,268 ft
Floors Above Ground
94
Floors Below Ground
5
# of Elevators
71
Top Elevator Speed
10.16 m/s
Tower GFA
325,279 m² / 3,501,274 ft²

Companies Involved

Owner
• Current 1 World Trade Center LLC
• Past Silverstein Properties
Developer Durst Organization; Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Structural Engineer
Design WSP Cantor Seinuk; Schlaich Bergermann und Partner
Peer Review Leslie E. Robertson Associates
MEP Engineer Jaros Baum & Bolles
Project Manager STV
Main Contractor Tishman Construction
Other Consultant
• Cost AECOM
Façade Permasteelisa Group
• Geotechnical Mueser, Rutledge, Wentworth & Johnston
• Observatory The Hettema Group
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Cladding Construction Specialties; Viracon
• Elevator ThyssenKrupp
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
• Steel ArcelorMittal

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH Visits 1WTC, 4WTC and 7WTC
20 May 2014 – Tour Report

CTBUH Affirms One World Trade Center Height of 1776'
11 Nov 2013 – CTBUH News

New York’s New Delirium
Sep 2013 – Tour Report

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CTBUH Visits 1WTC, 4WTC and 7WTC
20 May 2014, New York City – Tour Report
Just six months after CTBUH confirmed One World Trade Center's height, Executive Director Antony Wood and Events Manager Jessica Rinkel toured the building.
CTBUH Affirms One World Trade Center Height of 1776'
11 Nov 2013, Chicago – CTBUH News
The CTBUH Height Committee reached a consensus that One World Trade Center’s height to its architectural top is 1,776 feet (541.3 meters).
New York’s New Delirium
Sep 2013, New York City – Tour Report
At least five once-in-a-lifetime multi-acre projects are underway in New York. CTBUH Editor Daniel Safarik reports on his journey to investigate further.
The Tallest 20 in 2020
7 Dec 2011, Chicago – CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters.
World Trade Center Tour Report
2 Apr 2011, New York City – Tour Report
Almost ten years after the destruction of the twin towers, we can now see that the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site is in full swing.

Global News

New York’s One World Trade Center to Complete in November
27 Oct 2014 – New York City

Port Authority Delays 1WTC Opening in New York City
8 Sep 2014 – New York City

One World Trade Center 57 Percent Leased
28 Aug 2014 – New York City

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New York’s One World Trade Center to Complete in November
27 Oct 2014 – New York City, United States
One World Trade Center will welcome its first tenant, publisher Condé Nast, on November 1, according to the building’s real estate firm. This signifies the long-awaited…
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Port Authority Delays 1WTC Opening in New York City
8 Sep 2014 – New York City, United States
Work is still underway on 1 World Trade Center, and it’s hard to know precisely when those doors will open to the public and what the final bill will be. In early…
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One World Trade Center 57 Percent Leased
28 Aug 2014 – New York City, United States
The Durst Organization has signed Australia-based Servcorp, a provider of equipped executive offices and virtual office space, to a 15-year, 3,200-square-meter, full “…
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History of Daredevil Jumping Is as Long as It Is Tall
26 Mar 2014 – New York City, United States
If it seems like there have been an unusual number of illicit tall-structure climbing and jumping incidents recently, that perception is correct. The latest stunt was a…
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One World Trade Center in Time's "The Top of America"
6 Mar 2014 – New York, United States
Time published a feature story that shows an up-close perspective of the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center in New York, and the journey…
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Science behind Falling Ice from One World Trade Center
12 Feb 2014 – New York, United States
The ice falling from One World Trade Center and other modern skyscrapers is attributed to advances in the construction of efficient facades that insulate interiors and…
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Worst-Kept Secret: Observation Decks Can Generate Huge Revenues
2 Dec 2013 – New York City, United States
A recent article from Crain's New York examines the finer details of the money-earning potential of including observation decks in significant tall-building construction…
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Council's 1 WTC Decision Makes Front Page News
13 Nov 2013 – Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced on Tuesday, November 12, that it ratified the One World Trade Center's 1,776-foot height. The announcement of…
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CTBUH Affirms One World Trade Center Height
12 Nov 2013 – Chicago, United States
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat convened its Height Committee on November 8th in Chicago to rule on the official height of One World Trade Center in New…
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One World Trade Opens Sales Center
8 Nov 2013 – New York City, United States
As part of a drive to attract commercial tenants, One World Trade Center's developers have opened for viewing a model office on the 63rd floor of the under-construction…
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Eliot Brown Looks Eagerly to Council's November Decision on 1WTC
22 Oct 2013 – New York City, United States
The Wall Street Journal's architecture critic, Eliot Brown, has written an article about One World Trade Center in anticipation of the Council's decision on the tower's…
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Tribune Features CTBUH Reports, Leaders on 1WTC, Vanity Height
10 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
The front page of today's Chicago Tribune features architecture critic Blair Kamin's article on the ultimate height of the One World Trade Center in New York, drawing on…
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Libeskind Collaborates on WTC as Gesture of Democratic Solidarity
3 Sep 2013 – New York City, United States
After years of collaboration and controversy, the final One World Trade Center design which towers over Lower Manhattan is not Daniel Libeskind's, though it was his…
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One World Trade Center Identity Crisis
26 Jun 2013 – New York City, United States
The Freedom Tower was renamed the One World Trade Center in 2009, but many are still attached to the original name, according to The Wall Street Journal. Renaming a tower…
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New York Times Op-Ed Weighs in on WTC Debate
31 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Thomas Leslie, a professor of architecture at Iowa State University and author of Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934, has contributed his op-ed to The New York Times…
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One World Trade Center Tops Out
10 May 2013 – New York City, United States
The final crowning piece has been attached to the roof of One World Trade Center in New York, bringing to a symbolic close a decade-plus process of politics, healing,…
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Beacon Rises on One World Trade Center
2 May 2013 – New York City, United States
Today crews are installing the final two sections of the One World Trade Center's 408-foot (124-meter) crowning structure, wihch will bring it to its final architectural…
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Three-story 1WTC Observation Deck Unveiled to Press
3 Apr 2013 – New York City, United States
Officials developing the observation deck at One World Trade Center provided a preview of the attraction to the press yesterday. The tour will showcase the tower as "the…
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Video: One World Trade Escalators
14 Jan 2013 – New York City, United States
Last week's The Weekly Flickr video centered on photos of escalators being hoisted into place in One World Trade Center. The photographer, Scott Lahmers, works as a…
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World Trade Center ‘Spire’ Construction Begins Today
12 Dec 2012 – New York City, United States
Construction workers atop One World Trade Center today hoisted into place the first section of a spire that will extend the building to its full architectural height of 1…
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1WTC's 'Antenna' Surrendered by Canadian Fabricator
13 Nov 2012 – New York City, United States
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a Canadian fabrication company have settled the lawsuit over the structure that will be placed at the top of the One…
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Fabricator Withholds One World Trade Center Structure
17 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
The company that owns One World Trade Center has sued a steel firm for holding "hostage" the structure designed to top the building, according to media reports. ADF Steel…
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Top Buyers Tour the Tops of Top Towers
11 Oct 2012 – New York City, United States
Interested parties in New York with enough money, powers of persuasion and impressive social connections have been enjoying rides to the top of under-construction, high…

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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
15 Nov 2013 – NPR

All Things Considered
12 Nov 2013 – NPR

Altered States
12 Nov 2013 – BBC

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Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
15 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; NPR
The One World Trade Center height ruling is the subject of a question on the news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
All Things Considered
12 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; NPR
NPR provides perspective on the Council's One World Trade Center height decision.
Altered States
12 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; BBC; Antony Wood, CTBUH
BBC's Altered States provides perspective from residents of New York City and Chicago on the CTBUH ruling on One World Trade Center's height and talks with Executive…
Hardball with Chris Matthews
12 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; MSNBC
Chris Matthews checks the Hardball Scoreboard to show the decision by CTBUH to name One World Trade Center at the tallest building in the United States.
Size Matters
12 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; Al Jazeera America
Al Jazeera America covers the One World Trade Center height decision in the context of the history and future of the world's tallest building.
Tower Record
12 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; The Daily Show
One World Trade Center is named the tallest building in the United States by the CTBUH, igniting a rivalry between New York and Chicago.
Business Matters
11 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; BBC; Antony Wood, CTBUH
Executive Director Antony Wood discusses the ruling on the height of One World Trade Center with the BBC.
Newshour
11 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; BBC; Timothy Johnson, CTBUH
CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson talks with BBC World Service's Newshour on the Council's One World Trade Center height ruling.
NYCs 1 World Trade Center Projected To Be Tallest Building in US
11 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; ABC News; Antony Wood, CTBUH
ABC News broadcast live the press conference in Chicago where Antony Wood revealed the announcement that One World Trade Center will be 1,776' tall.
One World Trade Center Tallest in US
11 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; CBC News
CBC reports on the CTBUH's naming of One World Trade Center as the future tallest building in the US.
One WTC Deemed U.S's Tallest Building
11 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; CNN
CNN reports that Chicago's Willis tower loses the height debate to the World Trade Center's Tower One citing the CTBUH ruling.
Short Sighted
11 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; Chicago Sun Times; Antony Wood, CTBUH
The Chicago Sun Times interviews Executive Director Antony Wood in their coverage of the One World Trade Center vs. Willis Tower height debate.
Sky's the Limit
11 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; ABC World News
ABC News Reports with Diane Sawyer on the decision by the CTBUH that One World Trade Center will become the tallest building in America once completed.
Spire Topped One World Trade Center, Tallest Building in US
11 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; NBC News; Tim Johnson, CTBUH
CTBUH Chairman Tim Johnson announces the Council's ruling on the ultimate height of One World Trade Center at a live press conference held in New York.
One World Trade Center Unveils New Marketing Offices To Woo Tenants
10 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; Forbes
Forbes interviews key people involved in the recent launch of the One World Trade Center's sales center, and mention the involvement of the Council in determining the…
High Stakes, Does New York Now Have Tallest Building?
7 Nov 2013 – CTBUH in the Media; Today Show
The Today Show examines the factors that will go into the decision on if One World Trade Center or Willis Tower will be the tallest building in the United States.
Advanced Structural Silicone Glazing
18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Lawrence D. Carbary, Industry Scientist; Dow Corning Corporation
This presentation discussed an advanced engineering evaluation using nonlinear analysis to improve structural silicone glazing (SSG) design in high performance curtain…
Selling Tall: The Branding and Marketing of Tall Buildings
18 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; William Murray Wordsearch
Tall buildings are important brands – creating both value and recognition for the cities and countries that create them. We have a duty to ensure that the messaging,…
How Do You Determine What The Tallest Building Is?
30 Apr 2012 – CTBUH in the Media; WCBS; Antony Wood, CTBUH
One World Trade Center topping the Empire State Building on the New York City skyline revives questions of what determines the height of tall buildings. Executive…
One World Trade Center Rises Above Empire State Building
29 Apr 2012 – CTBUH in the Media; The Monocle Daily; Timothy Johnson, CTBUH
With the media focused on the latest One World Trade Center construction milestone, CTBUH Chairman Timothy Johnson discusses the complexities of the site, collaboration…
One World Trade Center: A New Icon Rises at Ground Zero
Oct 2011 – Presentation at CTBUH 2011 Seoul Conference; Nicholas Holt, SOM
Nicholas Holt from SOM New York presents on re-establishing the culture grid after the effects of September 11th. He speaks on the master plan, how 7 World Trade Center…

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Research Papers

The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I

Case Study: One World Trade Center
Oct 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III

Planning The World Trade Center: 40 Years Apart
Jul 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III

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The Tallest 20 in 2020: Entering the Era of the Megatall
Jan 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I; CTBUH Research
Within this decade we will likely witness not only the world’s first kilometer-tall building, but also the completion of a significant number of buildings over 600 meters…
Case Study: One World Trade Center
Oct 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Kenneth Lewis & Nicholas Holt, SOM
The world knows what happened in Lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. The twin towers of the World Trade Center and several other buildings were damaged or destroyed,…
Planning The World Trade Center: 40 Years Apart
Jul 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Once completed the new World Trade Center, currently under construction, will grace New York well over 40 years since the completion of the original Twin Towers that…
Revitalizing Lower Manhattan: World Trade Center in Context
Jul 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Jan Klerks, CTBUH
Almost 10 years after the destruction of the Twin Towers, the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site is in full swing. One World Trade Center, which is discussed…
Tall Buildings in Numbers: New York City Scrapers
Jul 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III; Nathaniel Hollister, Jan Klerks & Antony Wood, CTBUH
New York’s dramatic skyline, over a century in the making, has for years been the envy of cities around the world. From the very birth of the tall building typology, New…
International Applications of Elevators for Fire Service Access and Occupant Egress in Fires
Jul 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue III; Richard W. Bukowski, RJA
Despite the absence of technical standards, tall buildings worldwide are incorporating elevators for occupant evacuation to achieve significant reductions in total…

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