From Ground Zero to the Heavens, let’s take a look at the construction of the ONE World Trade Center.
These time-lapse GIFs show both the building of the tower and NY’s powerful memorial at the base of the tower.
July 4th, 2004 a ceremony was held to celebrate this massive undertaking.
Two years later on November 18 of ’06, forty trucks rolled-in to pour 400 cubic yards of concrete…and the city of NY went to work building the ONE.
Winding within the building’s walls are 3,000 miles of electrical wiring.
Just over 8-years ago the country heard a sentence, “we got him”.
All of America knew “him” was Osama bin Laden.
The men of our Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment flew SEALs from Team Six to his compound and ended the face of 9-11.
The project required 425,000 cubic yards of concrete.
Six acres of marble shines through-out the structure and its memorial grounds.
The tower is assembled from more than 200,000 pieces of steel manufactured around the country.
The ONE World Trade Center’s top-level observatory was opened to the public on May 28th of 2015…
…American built a symbol, New Yorkers built the One World Trade Center.
ONE has 40,000 doors.
At a height of 1,776 feet, it is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.
What’s the reason for this height?
Our Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th, 1776.
Yet this is not the number to remember.
Two thousand nine hundred and seventy-seven men and women lost their lives on that day.
This is a building for them, this is “Freedom Tower”.
And to see the City that Never Sleeps, it has 43,600 windows.
The world knows…there is only one Big Apple.