One World Trade Center, New York City

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One World Trade Center is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest in the world. The supertall structure has the same name as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The new skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16acre World Trade Center site, on the site of the original 6 World Trade Center. The building is bounded by West Street to the west, Vesey Street to the north, Fulton Street to the south, and Washington Street to the east.
The building's architect was David Childs, whose firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) also designed the Burj Khalifa and the Willis Tower. The construction of below-ground utility relocations, footings, and foundations for the new building began on April 27, 2006. One World Trade Center became the tallest structure in New York City on April 30, 2012, when it surpassed the height of the Empire State Building. The tower's steel structure was topped out on August 30, 2012. On May 10, 2013, the final component of the skyscraper's spire was installed, making the building, including its spire, reach a total height of 1776ft. Its height in feet is a deliberate reference to the year when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed. The building opened on November 3, 2014; the One World Observatory opened on May 29, 2015.
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  • Lots of tourists and locals alike bustling around the lower floors of this skyscraper. Well laid out and easy to find your way to elevators, streets, or subways.  more »
  • Simply one of the tallest buildings in NY and the USA! Stunning view of Manhattan with a strong historical content! Simplemente um dos predios mais altos de NY e dos EUA! Vista deslumbrande de...  more »
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  • This is a must see and never forget NYC experience. Make the time to include this in your schedule. The elevator ride to the top is super smooth and unbelievably quick. Once you arrive on top, there are two floors with fantastic 360° views of NYC & NJ from the all glass observatory. There are two choices for restaurants up top. One is fine dining and, although pricier than the hot dog and sandwich shop, it has great seating views and tasty food. Tip: They handle the crowds well to buy admission tickets, but if you can afford it, pay extra for a reserved time.
  • Amazing views and great presentation. However, with the ticket price, the placement of the restaurant and a strong sense of persuasion to get you to upgrade your ticket, it did feel like every attempt was made to squeeze its visitors wallets dry. It's business indeed, but does take away from the overall experience. Also the window facing Midtown Manhattan is always crowded, even 30 minutes before closing time.

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