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One World Trade Center

World Trade Center Tower One Gold Image credit: Silverstein Properties, Inc.

One World Trade Center | One of the world's top 10 tallest buildings and the tallest building in North America

New York, New York

1,776 feet (541 meters) tall.

Over 40% of the materials used in the tower’s construction, such as gypsum boards, ceiling tiles, and glass, were produced from post-industrial recycled content. Also, more than 87% of construction waste was diverted from landfills, and items containing potentially toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were restricted.

The seamless shell of the tower contains an insulated spandrel while allowing natural light to reach over 90% of the office areas, lowering electrical lighting requirements and associated cooling loads while boosting office space quality.

WTC November Image credit: Joe Woolhead