The One World Center stands on Ground Zero – where the WTC Twin Towers once stood. It is one of the four tallest buildings of the world:
2717 Feet – Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
1972 Feet – Mecca Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia
1776 Feet – One World Trade Center, NY, USA
1667 Feet – Taipei 101, Taiwan
Worth 238 billion rupees, the One World Trade Center is spread over 16 acres of land. The building even has its own railway connectivity. The roof of the building is angled toward the foundation by 45 degrees, explaining its coiled appearance.
There are no windows till the first 186 feet. The width of the concrete is 5.5 feet. A 27-box column supports the foundation, many of which have messages from relatives of the deceased in the 9/11 tragedy.
Stairs are 50 percent wider than before and the 71 lifts in the building can travel at the rate of 37 km/h. Both ensure that people do not get trapped in any eventuality.
Credit: Dainik Bhaskar.