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New York City, Lower Manhattan, World Trade Center (WTC) – Ground Zero , ” One World Trade “

New York City, Lower Manhattan, World Trade Center (WTC) – Ground Zero , ” One World Trade “
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Source : wikipédia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_World_Trade_Center

One World Trade Center (1 World Trade Center), more simply known as 1 WTC and formerly known as the Freedom Tower, is the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan in New York City. The tower will be located in the northwest corner of the World Trade Center site, and will occupy the location where the original 8-story 6 World Trade Center once stood. The north side of the tower runs between the intersection of Vesey and West streets on the northwest and the intersection of Vesey and Washington streets on the northeast, with the site of the original North Tower/1 WTC offset to the southeast. Construction on below-ground utility relocations, footings, and foundations for the building began on April 27, 2006.

On March 30, 2009, the Port Authority confirmed that the building will be known by its legal name of ‘One World Trade Center’, rather than the colloquial name ‘Freedom Tower’. Upon completion, One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the United States, standing at a height of 1,776 feet (541.3 m), and among the tallest buildings in the world. It will be completed by the end of 2013.
Along with One World Trade Center, the new World Trade Center site will feature three other high-rise office buildings along Greenwich Street and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The construction is part of an effort to memorialize and rebuild after the original World Trade Center complex was destroyed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Upon completion, One World Trade Center will become the tallest all-office building in the world.

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Le One World Trade Center, aussi nommée Freedom Tower ou tour de la Liberté, est la tour centrale du nouveau complexe du World Trade Center, qui vise à combler l’immense espace laissé par l’anéantissement du précédent complexe le 11 septembre 2001. Situé au sud de l’île de Manhattan, ce site aussi appelé Ground zero a une superficie totale de 65 000 m2.

La tour est l’œuvre des architectes Skidmore, Owings and Merrill de Chicago. Elle culminera à 1 776 pieds, rappelant l’année d’indépendance des États-Unis, soit 541 mètres et sera située au coin nord-ouest du site. Les travaux, qui ont débuté en avril 2006, devraient s’achever en 20131. La tour sera composée de 108 étages.

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