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When a city’s skyline changes, it’s usually a sign of growth or progress. Whether it be a new skyscraper or a soaring monument, the shape and contour of that structure can often redefine how people see a city. In the case of New York City, its skyline was once changed because of an act of terror. Today, it is being changed again because of an act of resilience.
Rising from the site of the original complex in Lower Manhattan stands One World Trade Center, a 1,776-foot gleaming structure of glass and steel that declares, “We’re back.”
It is the tallest building in New York City, the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, and the third tallest in the world. Similar towers (albeit shorter ones) are already under construction for the 16 acre site, but there is no doubt upon seeing the World Trade Center complex that it will once again be a center of commerce for businesses in the Big Apple and around the world.