One WTC or “Freedom Tower” stands at almost 1,800 feet tall is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The cubic base has a footprint identical to the original Twin Towers. The surface of the base is clad in more than 2,000 pieces of shimmering prismatic glass. The tower ascends 69 stories its edges chamfered back to form 8 isosceles triangles, a perfect octagon at center. It culminates in a square, glass parapet at the crown, its crystalline form creating a vibrant effect, as light refracts like a kaleidoscope, changing throughout the day.
Architect: David Childs
General Contractor: Tishman Construction