September 11, 2001
World Trade Center Rebuilt
The rebuilding of the World Trade Center did not start until 2006 because of the debris that needed to be removed. In the place of the original World Trade Center is a memorial in honor of those who perished in the terrorist attack.
The New WTC
The new World Trade Center will be 1,776 feet in honor of the United States declaring independence from Great Britain. There will be 104 floors and a glass case where the original height of Tower 1 stood at 1,368 feet. At 1,362 feet will be an observation deck where Tower 2 stood. More than 45,000 tons of steel will be used to make the World Trade Center. Most floors in the building will be for office space and mechanical work. The total amount of space is 2.6 million square feet which cost $3.6 billion dollars.
Two square, reflecting pools stand in the frameworks of the two towers of the World Trade Center. The pools are surrounded by bronze plates with the victims of the terrorist attacks in 1993 and 2001 and have 30 foot, man-made waterfalls. The memorial pools are open year round so during the winter, the water is heated and water is added in the summer because of evaporation.