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One World Trade Center

A controversial tower rises at ground zero

September 2011
From Architectural Record

By Joann Gonchar, AIA

Continuing Education

Use the following learning objectives to focus your study while reading this month’s Continuing Education article.

Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you will be able to:

  1. Explain One WTC's security and life-safety features.
  2. Discuss the construction methods being used to build One WTC.
  3. Describe One WTC's structural system.
  4. Describe One WTC's cladding system.

Credits: 1.00 HSW

This test is no longer available for credit

The story documents the progress of One World Trade Center, the 104-story office tower rising at the Ground Zero site, which will soon be the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building. The piece discusses the architects’ design goals, the tower’s structural system, its security features, and the construction methods that contractors have deployed. Click here to read about it»

At one side of Ground Zero, the sliced-edge, tapering
form of One WTC has begun to reveal itself.

Photo: by James Ewing

 

 

Originally published in the September 2011 issue of Architectural Record


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