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Exclusive look at progress on World Trade Center site

On a recent trip to New York Construction News visited the World Trade Center building site to check on progress.

Our images show work is beginning to move quickly on Tower One – formerly called the Freedom Tower – which is now over 100 feet above street level.

Once complete Tower One will become the tallest building in New York at 1,776 feet.

Progress according to the Port Authority of New York website includes:

  • 10,000 tonnes of steel and 80,000 cubic yards of concrete used so far.
  • Installed more than 2,000 tonnes of steel for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
  • Tower One’s core rises to 105 feet above street level.
  • Began installation of 28 foundation wall panels for the South Bathtub, which will house the Vehicle Security Center.
  • More than 700 construction workers on site.
  • Procured 22,000 tonnes of steel for World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

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