One World Trade Center in New York reaches final height of 1,776 feet tall

April 1, 2012

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One World Trade Center in New York rises to the 104th floor and 1,776 feet tall

The 104-floor One World Trade Center is New York’s tallest building and replaces the fallen twin towers. It is the tallest building in the United States of American and in the Western Hemisphere.

The spire is 408ft tall, bringing One WTC to 1,776 feet tall.

Installation of the 408-foot spire began in December 2012.

WTC Spire

WTC Spire

WTC Spire

World Trade Center March 2013

NYC World Trade Center

World Trade Center March 2013

NYC World Trade Center

NYC World Trade Center

NYC World Trade Center

Video: Final portion of the spire on top of the World Trade Center is installed
May 2, 2013



A sneak peek of the World Trade Center’s observation deck April 2, 2013

NYC World Trade Center Observation Deck View

Video: Sneak Peek: World Trade Center observation deck April 2, 2013


Poll: Are you happy with a single tower replacement of the Twin Towers?

One World Trade Center surpasses the Empire State Building as the tallest building in New York as it rises to become the tallest building in the United States 

NYC World Trade Center 

By Dilemma X

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has recently reported that the new One World Trade Center office tower has reached 104 stories high.

■Steel has risen to the 104th floor.
■Installation of glass curtain wall has risen to the 79th floor.
■Installation of concrete floors has risen to the 92nd floor.
■Installation of podium glass will begin in 2012 to allow for construction activities and deliveries to proceed in this area.

One World Trade Center will reach the height of a 104 story building with a roof top height of 1,368 feet (416.96 m). The 90th floor will be the building’s highest office floor. There will be mechanical equipment floors from 91 through 93.  When completion in 2013, One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere by pinnacle height and the 3rd-tallest building in the world, with its spire reaching 1,776 feet (541.3 m).

Spires and elements of skyscrapers that are part of the original design, that are actual integral parts of the architectural design of buildings, are included in the official height of skyscrapers. Iconic  antennas as the white colored ones on the top of Willis Tower (former Sears Tower) in Chicago are not architectural features and they are not counted into the official height of the building.

The Empire State Building will once again loose its title as the tallest building in New York. The Empire State Building stood as the tallest building in New York and in the world from 1931 until the Twin Towers were completed at the World Trade Center. One World Trade Center 1,368 ft (417 m) [with antenna spire 1,727 ft (526.3 m)] was completed on December 23, 1970 and Two World Trade Center 1,362 ft (415) July 19, 1971. It became the tallest building once again after the September 11 attacks on the USA.

The Empire State Building has a roof height of 1,250 ft (381 m) with the pinnacle antenna spire included 1,454 ft (443.2 m). The Empire State Building also might be soon passed by the proposed residential tower named 432 Park Avenue with a proposed height of 1,397 feet.

Tallest buildings in the world

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1. Burj Khalifa- Dubai,  UAE  2,717 ft 163 floors 2010 

2. Abraj Al-Bait Towers (Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel)- Mecca,  Saudi Arabia 1,971 ft 120 floors 2012

The Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is the most sacred site in Islam. Muslims around the world face the Kaaba during prayers, no matter where they are. One of the 5 Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj pilgrimage at least once in his or her lifetime if able to do so. The pilgrims then are to walk 7 times around the Kaaba in a counter-clockwise direction.

3. Taipei 101 Taipei-  Taiwan 1,670 ft 101 floors 2004

4. Shanghai World Financial Center -Shanghai, China 1,614 ft 101 floors 2008

5. International Commerce Centre Hong Kong, Hong Kong 1,588 ft 118 floors 2010

6. Petronas Tower 1 -Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia 1,483 ft 88 floors 1998
6. Petronas Tower 2- Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia 1,483 ft 88 floors 1998

8. Zifeng Tower -Nanjing, China 1,476 ft 89 floors 2010

9. Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) -Chicago,  USA  1,450 ft 108 floors 1973

10. Kingkey 100 -Shenzhen, China 1,449 ft 100 floors 2011

11. Guangzhou West Tower- Guangzhou, China 1,440 ft 103 floors 2010

12. Trump International Hotel and Tower -Chicago,  USA 1,389 ft 98 floors 2009

13. Jin Mao Tower-  Shanghai, China 1,380 ft 88 floors 1999

14. Two International Finance Centre -Hong Kong,  Hong Kong 1,364 ft 88 floors 2003

15. Al Hamra Firdous Tower -Kuwait City, Kuwait 1,352 ft 77 floors 2011

16. 23 Marina -Dubai, UAE  1,296 ft 89 floors 2012

17. CITIC Plaza -Guangzhou, China 1,283 ft 80 floors 1997

18. Shun Hing Square -Shenzhen, China 1,260 ft 69 floors 1996

19. Empire State Building -New York City,  USA 1,250 ft 102 floors 1931

20 Elite Residence -Dubai , UAE 1,247 ft 91 floors 2012
21 Tuntex Sky Tower -Kaohsiung,  Taiwan 1,240 ft 85  floors 1994
22 Emirates Park Tower 1 -Dubai, UAE 1,234 ft 77 floors 2010
22 Emirates Park Tower 2 -Dubai, UAE 1,234 ft 77 floors 2010
24 Central Plaza -Hong Kong, Hong Kong 1,227 ft 78 floors 1992
25 Bank of China Tower -Hong Kong,  Hong Kong 1,205 ft 70 floors 1990
26 Bank of America Tower -New York City,  USA 1,200 ft 54 floors 2009
27 Almas Tower -Dubai, UAE 1,191 ft 68 floors 2009
28 SEG Plaza -Shenzhen, China 35 1,168 ft 70 floors 2000
29 Emirates Office Tower -Dubai, UAE 1,163 ft 54 floors 2000
30 Aon Center  (formerly Amoco Building)- Chicago, USA  1,136 ft 83 floors 1973
31 The Center -Hong Kong,  Hong Kong 1,135 ft 73 floors 1998
32 The Marina Torch -Dubai, UAE 1,132 ft 80 floors 2011
32 Keangnam Hanoi Landmark Tower -Hanoi,  Vietnam 1,132 ft 72 floors 2011
34 John Hancock Center -Chicago, USA 1,128 ft 100 floors 1969
35 Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower -Dubai , UAE 1,122 ft 76 floors 2010

The new World Trade Center complex

The new World Trade Center (WTC) : 5 new skyscrapers (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 WTC)  

2 World Trade Center

2 WTC will rise to 88 floors and will be 1,349 feet (411.17 m) and be topped by an 80-foot antenna spire. At 1,349 feet, 2 WTC tower will contain 5 levels of retail; four trading floors; 60 office floors — a of total 3.1 million rentable square feet; and a 67-foot-high office lobby. Its eight entrances will allow access at street level, below-grade at the WTC Transportation Hub, and at the retail area. A typical office area will vary in size from 41,000 to 45,000 rentable square feet of space. Trading floors will be 65,000 square feet.

2 World Trade Center

3 World Trade Center

3 WTC will rise to 80 floors and will rise to a pinnacle height of 1,240 feet (377.95  m) and be topped by architectural roof top spires.

4 World Trade Center

4 WTC will rise to 72 floors and will rise to a height of 977  feet (297.78 m).

7 World Trade Center (the 5th tower of the complex)

Completed in May 2006. This is a rebuilt 52-story skyscraper. The original structure was completed in 1987 and was destroyed in the September 11 attack. The new building is 52 floors and stands 741 feet (226 m) tall.

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center- January 2013

World Trade Center -Twin Towers

World Trade Center Twin Towers

Let’s see what you think and take the poll


The tallest building proposed west of Chicago and Houston to be in San Francisco

A proposal the San Francisco skyline is proposed to be located next to the Transbay Terminal might become the city’s tallest building.

The building is planned at 60 stories and 1,070 feet (326.13 m). The main entrance will be at First and Mission streets. According to the San Francisco Chronicle the building will contain 1.35 million square feet of office space and be accompanied by a half-acre public plaza.

The new skyscraper would be 220 feet taller than the 48 story 850 ft (260 m) Transamerica Pyramid, which was completed in 1972 and is San Francisco’s tallest building. California’s and the tallest building west of Chicago and Houston is the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles. U.S. Bank Tower has 73 floors and is 1,018 ft (310.3 m) tall. The tallest building in Chicago is the 108 story Willis Tower at 1,450 ft ( 442.1 m) and the tallest building in Houston is the 75 story JPMorgan Chase Tower at  1,002 ft (305.41 m). Currently, the west coat’s 2nd tallest building is Seattle’s 76 story Columbia Center at 932 ft (284.2 m) in height.

The Planning Department is finishing work on a long-term plan for the area around the former transportation terminal that closed in 2010. A vote is expected in May 2012 on that plan, which includes the tower’s environmental studies. The plan must be in place before any vote on the tower. Developers say the earliest that construction could begin is late next year, with a 2016 opening.


Is tall coming back to American cities?

Devon Energy Center

Devon World Headquarters Tower is a brand new 50 story 850 ft (259 m) tall skyscraper in Oklahoma City. The building marked its topping out on September 21, 2011. To many people, the shocking thing is a building at such heights was not being built in Dallas or Houston.

The last building built over 780 ft (238 m) in Houston was 1983 or 29 years ago.

That last building built over 787 ft (240 m) in Dallas was 1985 or 27 years ago.

The last buidling built over 772 ft (235 m) in Seattle was 1985

The last building over 750 (229 m) in Los Angeles was in 1989 or 23 years ago. Los Angeles’ 2nd tallest building, Aon Center at 858 ft (252 m) was built in 1973 or 39 years ago.

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