One World Trade Center

Thanks to a host of sustainable elements and state of the art green systems, 1 World Trade Center promises to rank among both the largest and greenest buildings in the world, as well as one of the safest.

The patriotic cache of 1 World Trade Center is evident from its address, as well as its original Freedom Tower title. But while 1 One World Trade Center’s height both makes and references history — at a symbolic 1,776 feet in height and a towering 102 stories, it will be the tallest building in the city — 1 World Trade Center is also an eye-opening exemplar of green design.

With 69 floors of class-A office space, 1 World Trade Center will devote 2.6 million square feet to class-A office space, although a showcase lobby with soaring 80-foot ceilings, television broadcast floors, an observation deck and several restaurants are also part of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill’s design. But while 1 World Trade Center will rival the original World Trade Center in versatility and far surpass it in aesthetics thanks to its fluid, tapering glass-draped look, 1 World Trade Center will also stand out for its stellar sustainable elements. The Freedom Tower’s green aspects encompass both the expected top-of-the-line sustainable technologies — energy-efficient windows, recycled construction materials, interior daylighting and assorted other state of the art building management systems — to such unexpected and uncommon green design elements as the reuse of rainwater.

1 World Trade Center’s symbolic importance is not lost on any New Yorker and its airy, efficient, and ideally located 2.6 million square feet of class-A office space will make an instant impression on the Financial District. But it’s 1 World Trade Center’s stunning combination of ultra-modern design and super-sustainable efficiency that makes it a truly towering achievement.

Address
Washington St, New York, New York  
Submarket
World Trade Center 
Certifications
LEED for New Construction Version 2.2, Gold (Registered) 
Stories
104 
Owner
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey; The Durst Organization 
Architect
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 
Year Built
2013 (under construction) 
Square Footage
3 million square feet 
Notes
Iconic new commercial office building will be tallest in New York City upon completion in 2013 

Features

  • 4.8 -Million-Watt/Hour Fuel Cell Installation
  • Automatic Interior Office Dimming
  • CO2 Monitors Linked to Air Handling Software
  • Efficient Building Systems
  • FSC-certified wood products
  • Locally Sourced Landscaping
  • Natural Daylighting
  • Recycled Rainwater
  • Recycled-content building materials
  • Waste Steam Recycling