Current Status: Completed

1 World Trade Vital Stats

Address: 185 Greenwich Street, aka 1 World Trade Center (Community Board 1)

Type: Commercial & Office Building

Name: One World Trade Center, formerly Freedom Tower 

Construction: Begun April 27, 2006; Completed early 2009; Opened November 3, 2014

Design Architect: David Childs, Skidmore Owings and Merrill Architects

Executive Architect: __

Developer: Port Authority of NYNJ

Builder: Tishman Construction

Height: 1,776 feet, (541.3 meters); 94 Stories; (5 additional below grade); Height to tip 1,792 feet, (546.2 meters) 

Total Construction Floor Area: 3,501,274 square feet; 325,279 square meters

Site Area: __ square feet; __ square meters

Density: __

Filed prior to July 2009, there are no Zoning Diagrams scanned for this project.

Superlatives: Expected to be the thinnest skyscraper worldwide with a 1:23 or 1:24 width-to-height ratio; Constructed with the tallest freestanding crane in NYC Construction history (220 feet, 67m).

Loopholes Exploited:

Read through our blog below for more information on Supertalls.

Upper West Siders Say Luxury Tower’s Height-Boosting “Mechanical Void” is Mostly Empty Space – GOTHAMIST

Upper West Siders Say Luxury Tower’s Height-Boosting “Mechanical Void” is Mostly Empty Space – GOTHAMIST

Gothamist article By Elizabeth Kim Dec. 17, 2019 4:11 p.m.  Rendering of 50 West 66th Street by architecture firm Snøhetta In a challenge that could affect future applications for luxury skyscrapers in New York City, an Upper West Side preservation group is arguing...

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Contact Information

Sean Khorsandi
Executive Director
45 West 67th Street New York, NY 10023

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