This Day in History: One World Trade Center Officially Opens in NYC

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Published on November 3, 2023 - Duration: 01:01s

This Day in History: One World Trade Center Officially Opens in NYC

This Day in History: , One World Trade Center Officially Opens in NYC.

November 3, 2014.

Construction for the tower where the former Twin Towers stood began in 2006.

Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a competition was held to find a lead architect for a new structure.

Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind won the competition.

His vision of an asymmetrical tower wasn't realized, however.

Leaseholder Larry Silverstein employed his preferred architect, David Childs.

Childs' design of a more traditional tower was also eventually changed.

Critics commented that the slow pace of construction allowed for a "sense of emblematic rebirth" to become "more acute and irresistible.".

Today, tenants of One World Trade Center include several major financial companies, as well as media and tech companies


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