Building The Freedom Tower

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14 years have come and gone by since the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. While we remember that day, we recognize that our country has only grown stronger and more united in the years since this devastating event took place.

Using Cranes to Build One World Trade Center

This collective strength and unity is shown through the building of One World Trade Center. The new tower is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third tallest building in the world. Standing at exactly 1,776 feet, it is no coincidence that One World Trade Center’s height matches the year that America declared independence, marking one of the first years we were united together as a country. The rebuilding of the World Trade Center represents the resilience of the United States of America, a country that continues to push forward towards progress, success, and freedom.

A project as monumental as this takes time, passion, and expertise, which is why the builders knew that they would need the most reliable construction equipment around. There is no job too big for the powerful lifting cranes that contributed to the construction of One World Trade Center. By using the sheer mass and force of some of the largest and most effective cranes, The One World Trade Center is as strong as ever, and has grown to one of the tallest towers in the world. By taking full advantage of American made products, cranes, and other machinery, the tower itself stands as a powerful reminder of the imagination and growth of the American people.

Facts and Stats to Share:

  • It took 11 years to plan, design, and build the new Freedom Tower; Announced December 2003, opened to building tenants November 2014
  • Over 200 cranes of varying sizes were used to build the tower
  • The New World Trade Center spans 16 acres of land that holds 5 separate office towers, an 8-acre Memorial Plaza, a Performing Arts Center, a Museum, and over half a million square feet of shopping and dining
  • The lobby of One World Trade Center is 55 ft tall
  • The cubic base of the building has a footprint identical to the original Twin Towers
  • The edges of the tower are chamfered to form 8 isosceles triangles, making a perfect octagon at the center

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