A recent article by Katherine Rushton of The Telegraph highlighted the iconic One World Trade Center, as the $4 billion project nears completion. After 8 years of construction, the 1,776 foot building (the tallest in the Western Hemisphere) is set to open its doors later this year, giving a piece of the city back to New Yorkers.
As per the article:
“It’s a huge step — it’s no longer ground zero, it’s the World Trade Center now,” said Douglas Durst, whose company, the Durst Organization, has bought a stake in the building from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
“It’s been surrounded for 12 years by barricades, inaccessible. This is going to make a dramatic difference.”
Offering spectacular views of the city and extensive safety features, 1 World Trade center is already attracting tenants, with nearly 55% of the building already occupied.