A New Icon for New York City
One World Trade Center redefines the New York skyline, reasserting downtown Manhattan's preeminence as a business center while establishing a new architectural icon for the country.
Designed by renowned architect David Childs, of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP, One World Trade Center incorporates new architectural and environmental standards, setting a new level of social responsibility in urban design. As New York City's tallest skyscraper, its antenna tower will rise an impressive 1,776 feet into the sky as an ever-present symbol of renewal and hope for the future.
Upon completion, One World Trade Center's program will include 3 million square feet of office space on 71 office floors, a grand public lobby graced with a 50-foot ceilings, an observation deck 1,241' 8" above ground, a wide array of shopping opportunities and ample parking.
The New Standard in Design
The ultra-modern design of One World Trade Center is an innovative mix of architecture, structure, safety and sustainability. The building's simplicity and clarity of form are timeless, extending the long tradition of American ingenuity in high-rise construction. One World Trade Center will be a new visual landmark for New York and the United States.
Its structure is designed around a strong, redundant steel moment frame consisting of beams and columns connected by a combination of welding and bolting. Paired with a concrete-core shear wall, the moment frame lends substantial rigidity and redundancy to the overall building structure while providing column-free interior spans for maximum flexibility.
The building incorporates highly advanced state-of-the-art life-safety systems that exceed the requirements of the New York City Building Code and that will lead the way in developing new high-rise building standards. An on-site Police Command Center will serve the entire World Trade Center site.
A New Level of Social Responsibility in Urban Design
Through unprecedented collaborations with technology and energy leaders throughout the world, One World Trade Center's design team used the latest methods to maximize efficiency, minimize waste and pollution, conserve water, improve air quality and reduce the impacts of the development.
Taking advantage of the next generation of innovative energy sources, such as cogeneration and fuel cells, as well as off-site renewable wind and hydro power, One World Trade Center will set a new design standard.
Workers commuting to One World Trade Center will enjoy unprecedented access to mass transit service. Dazzling new climate-controlled corridors will connect the tower to The World Trade Center Transportation Hub and the new PATH terminal, 11 NYC Transit subway lines and the new Fulton Street Transit Center, the World Financial Center and ferry terminal, underground parking and world-class shopping and dining.
One World Trade Center's location in Lower Manhattan will position it in close proximity to amenities at the World Financial Center, Battery Park City and the new West Side Promenade, as well as offer easy access to Tribeca, South Street Seaport, and Wall Street. Neighborhood amenities include world-class shopping and a riverfront walkway in a mixed-use community that is active 24/7.