|1 WTC reached the 100th floor in April 2012
The Port Authority is making progress on the $3.8 billion 1 World Trade (formerly called the "Freedom Tower"). Located at the northwest corner of the WTC site, installation of steel columns and core concrete continues.
The skyscraper is being built according to a revised design released in June 2005. The new design retains essential elements of the original plan-- soaring 1,776 feet into the sky, its illuminated mast evoking the Statue of Liberty's torch -- but features a smaller, cubic base set back further from West Street to protect the building against future attacks.
Rising from its square base -- which will be constructed of impermeable concrete and steel -- the redesigned 1 WTC will taper into eight tall isosceles triangles, forming a perfect octagon at its center. An observation deck will be located 1,362 feet above ground (105 stories) and there will be a square glass parapet at 1,368 feet, the heights of the original Twin Towers. From these, an illuminated spire containing a television antenna will rise to a final height of 1,776 feet.
Other key elements include; 2.6 million square feet of office space, tenant amenity spaces, world-class restaurants, below-grade retail, and access to the PATH, subway, and World Financial Center. According to the Port Authority schedule, the tower is expected to be substantially complete in late 2013, with some interior fit out continuing into 2014.
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For details about the earlier stages of this project, click here.
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