The One Word Trade Center

New York City

Information and Stats

Standing as a shining beacon for the new Downtown, and a bold addition the skyline, One World Trade Center is safe, sustainable, and artistically dynamic. Soaring to a symbolic 1,776 feet — it is the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building, and already an iconic New York landmark.

Building Facts

  • Opened October 2014
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (David M. Childs)
  • Tallest of new WTC Complex
  • 104 Stories / 1776 feet high
  • 3 million rentable square feet of space
  • 55 foot high office lobby
  • 54 High-speed destination dispatch passenger elevators
  • Life-safety systems far exceed NYC building code
  • Bound by West, Fulton, Washington and Vesey Streets
  • 55% leased to tenants including Condé Nast
Official 11 Year Time-Lapse Movie of One World Trade Center

General Information



  • Office
  • Observation
  • Communication

Architectural styleContemporary modern


Coordinates40°42′46.8″N 74°0′48.6″WCoordinates: 40°42′46.8″N 74°0′48.6″W

Construction startedApril 27, 2006

CompletedJuly 2013

OpeningNovember 3, 2014[2]

CostUS$3.9 billiona [3][4]


Architectural1,776 ft (541.3 m)[5][6]

Tip1,792 ft (546.2 m)[5]

Roof1,368 ft (417.0 m)[7]

Top floor1,268 ft (386.5 m)[5]

Observatory1,254 ft (382.2 m)[5]

Technical details

Floor count94 (+5 below ground floors)[5][8]Top floor below roof is counted as 104th.

Floor area3,501,274 sq ft (325,279 m2)[5]


Design and construction


DeveloperPort Authority of New York and New Jersey[5]

Structural engineerWSP Cantor Seinuk

Other designersHill International, The Louis Berger Group[10]

Main contractorTishman Construction