building, a joint
venture between The
Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey
and The Durst
designed to be the
structure in the world
and the premier
address in New York.
One World Trade Center, the
tallest skyscraper in the
Western Hemisphere and
the fourth tallest in the world.
2 World Trade Center
Also known as 200
Greenwich Street, this
office tower, designed
by Norman Foster of
London-based Foster +
Partners, is slated to be
88 stories and 1,349-
feet-tall, which will
make it the second
tallest of the World
Trade Center buildings.
While foundation work
was completed back in
2013, it is unclear when
the building proper will
4 World Trade Center
Designed by Fumihiko Maki of
the Tokyo-based architectural
firm Maki & Associates, 4 World
Trade Center (150 Greenwich
Street) was the first building to
open in the new WTC complex.
It tops out at 977 feet and 72
stories, and the architecture
world absolutely loves the
design. One critic called it
“shimmering perfection," and
the American Institute of
Architects honored it in its
annual awards. Tenants, which
include the Port Authority.
7 World Trade Center
Located just north of
the World Trade
Center, 7 WTC shares
the complex's name,
but is technically
separate from the 16-
Having opened in
May 2006, it was the
first tower rebuilt after
the attacks. Standing
741 feet and 52-stories-
tall and designed by a
team from Skidmore,
Owings & Merrill, it sits
on the same site as the
old 7 WTC.
The second Mall at the World Trade Center, currently under construction, calls for
roughly 365,000 square feet (33,900 m2
) of retail space, which will once again make it
the largest shopping mall in Manhattan. Although the new mall will only be spread
over roughly one half of the original mall's footprint (due to the new space required for
the WTC Museum, the mall will be double-level, whereas the original mall was a single-
level mall. Three additional levels will also exist above-grade on the lower floors of
Towers 2 and 3, and Tower 4 will house four above-grade levels.
In the shadow of One World Trade Center, the colossal
skyscraper in Lower Manhattan, lies a newly renovated luxury mall
that hopes to be a mecca for swanky shopping.
Almost entirely underground, the 9/11 Museum holds a number of artifacts and
exhibits connected to the site's history and the 2001 terrorist attacks. Artifacts
in the haunting, hallowed space include the Survivors' Staircase, FDNY fire
trucks, an ambulance, and the "last column."
911 MEMORIAL AND MUSEUM
A tribute of remembrance and honor. Occupying eight of the 16 acres at the
World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum are tributes to the past and
a place of hope for the future.
The World Trade Center cross, also known as the Ground Zero cross,
is a group of steel beams found among the debris of the World Trade Center
site in Lower Manhattan, New York City, following the September 11 attacks in
2001. This set of beams is so named because it resembles a Christian Cross.
The 9/11 Memorial is a large public plaza officially called "Reflecting Absence." It
features rows of trees and benches around two recessed pools, which sit in the
footprints of the Twin Towers.
Water cascades down the sides and disappears into
a second recessed area, the bottoms of which cannot
be seen from the plaza..
Tickets were previously needed to visit theTickets were previously needed to visit the
memorial, but after the surroundingmemorial, but after the surrounding barriersbarriers
were removedwere removed this spring, the public can nowthis spring, the public can now
just walk in off the street.just walk in off the street.