One World Trade Center gets to 260 feet

Photo courtesy of the Port Authority of and New Jersey

One World Trade Center has reached a construction milestone by rising 260 ft above street level. Upon its completion in 2013, it will become the tallest office building in the United States reaching 104 stories.

Currently standing at the 26th floor level, the 1,776-ft-tall office building is being designed by David Childs of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (NY office) and developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and is scheduled to reach a height of 50 stories by the end of 2010. To date, more than 67,000 cubic yards of concrete have been poured for the tower, both above and below ground exceeding the amount of concrete used to build the entire Empire State Building.

One World Trade Center will incorporate design elements based on LEED Gold criteria with energy efficiency running 20% higher than city codes presently require. Seen at GreenSource.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "One World Trade Center gets to 260 feet" 25 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • Henry

    In 1961 Kennedy announced that we were going to the moon. Within 10 years we achieved the task of going 238,857 miles away to the moon. Almost ten years ago the twin towers were brought down and we decided to rebuild. Almost ten years later (now 2010) and we’ve made it… 260 feet.

    • aardman

      What is this? Some sort of lunar race?
      I’m so tired of hearing these complaints about how long it has taken to “rebuild”.

  • brb001

    Why rebuild at all? The site has already been the target of two attacks. Who could possibly want to work on the 104th floor of this new tower? I’d freak out every time I spotted an airplane outside and I’d probably resign in less than a week.