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7 World Trade Center

7 World Trade Center

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The position of 7 WTC in relation to the other WTC buildings before September 11, 2001

The original 7 World Trade Center became completed in 1987 by developer Larry Silverstein. Part of the original World Trade Center complex in addition, designed by Emery Roth & Sons in association with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Furthermore, standing 47 stories tall the building found a use as a financial services space.

The original 7 World Trade Center from the WTC observation deck. August 1992

On September 11, 2001, 7 WTC was damaged when the North Tower( one of Twin Towers ) of the complex collapsed, causing debris to fall on the building and starting fires. The building was evacuated, and although the fires were initially contained, they eventually caused the building to collapse in the late afternoon of the same day.

Transfer trusses used on the 5–7th floors to redistribute load to the foundation

In 2002, the building’s owner, Silverstein Properties, announced plans to rebuild 7 WTC.

The new building, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, became completed in 2006 and stands 52 stories tall. Moreover, it features sustainable design elements such as a rainwater collection system and an efficient air conditioning system.

Today, 7 WTC is a commercial office building that houses a number of businesses and organizations, including the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Express headquarters, and Moody’s Corporation. The building has won several awards for its design and sustainability features, and it serves as a symbol of the resilience and rebuilding of Lower Manhattan after the events of September 11, 2001.

In conclusion, today the World Trade Center has become known as a technological hub. The “Silicon Alley” of today.

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7 World Trade Center