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Fall 2019 Freedom Tower
September 20 @ 5:00 pmFree
Join Hochschule Fresenius at the site of the One World Trade Center to take in the history and look in to the future. Please meet outside the entrance on West Street between Vessey and Fulton. Come around 4.55pm so we can line up and enter at 5.00pm. You are free to stay for as long as you would like to stay once upstairs! If you have the time, stay until sunset.
*Event is for Fall 2019 Integrated Semester Abroad Students Only*
Password will be emailed to you!
There are dining options upstairs that you might consider making reservations for before hand if you are sure you want to stay longer. Look here!
One World Trade Center (also known as One WTC, 1 World Trade Center, 1 WTC, or Freedom Tower) is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. One WTC is the tallest building in the United States, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest in the world. The supertall structure has the same name as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The new skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre (6.5 ha) World Trade Center site, on the site of the original 6 World Trade Center. The building is bounded by West Street to the west, Vesey Street to the north, Fulton Street to the south, and Washington Street to the east.
The building’s architect is David Childs, whose firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) also designed the Burj Khalifa and the Willis Tower. The construction of below-ground utility relocations, footings, and foundations for the new building began on April 27, 2006. One World Trade Center became the tallest structure in New York City on April 30, 2012, when it surpassed the height of the Empire State Building. The tower’s steel structure was topped out on August 30, 2012. On May 10, 2013, the final component of the skyscraper’s spire was installed, making the building, including its spire, reach a total height of 1,776 feet (541 m). Its height in feet is a deliberate reference to the year when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed. The building opened on November 3, 2014; the One World Observatory opened on May 29, 2015!