The first Monday of the month 11th of 2014, the Freedom Tower opened in the place where the Twin Towers were destroyed on September 11, 2001.
More than a decade after the terrorist attack of September 11th, the resurrected World Trade Center is back to work, a milestone for American society. The first tenants of the new symbol of New York could not be other than employees of the iconic publisher Condé Nast. So far, only 170 have moved from 3,400 employees of the company, filling five of the 104 floors of the tower. The giant publisher of magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair and New Yorker plans to move other employees in the tower earlier in 2015, which has leased all floors between 20 and 44. However, Condé Nast will not be the main tenant of the building. It will share space with other organizations and businesses.
The tallest building in New York
With 104 floors and 542 meters high, One World Trade Center building dominates the skyline of Lower Manhattan.
Designed to show the pride of New York’s recovery from the tragedy, the tower and spire have exactly 1,776 feet, referring to the year of the Declaration of Independence of the United States. The nickname of the tower called Freedom Tower comes also from this patriotic emotion, despite the fact that the building is known officially as One World Trade Center.
A skyscraper of 3,900 million
The building has not been without its problems and its opening was delayed several times, while the cost of work soared to 3,900 million.
In addition of renting, its owners rely recover much of the investment with visits of the observatory of the building that will open next spring. It is expected that the tourist attraction attract over 3.5 million people per year by 2019 and represents a quarter of the annual income 1 WTC, about 53 million dollars.