April 27, 2006 - In New York City, construction begins on the Freedom tower. Completed as One World Trade, the final pinnacle was installed on May 10, 2013. Its spire reaches a symbolic height of 1776 feet making the skyscraper the fourth-tallest building in the world. The construction of One WTC is part of an effort to memorialize and rebuild following the destruction of the twin towers on 9/11. #history #onewtc #newyorkcity
One World Trade Center, now officially the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, has dominated the headlines about the 16-acre site's redevelopment, but this week, attention turns to its sister tower, the 977-foot-tall 4 World Trade Center, which officially opens its doors tomorrow.
Ruined Apartment Photograph by Todd Maisel, NY Daily News via Getty Images Seen on September 14, an apartment on Liberty Street in lower Manhattan is a burned-out shell following the collapse of the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks. Thousands of residents were forced to evacuate the area when the disaster left their homes uninhabitable.