Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center has opened for business — marking an emotional milestone for New Yorkers and the nation.
It took eight long years to build New York’s World Trade Center at an expense of 3.84 billion US dollar. It is now the tallest building in the US.
Some staffers of publishing giant Conde Nast began working at 1 World Trade Center on Monday. The 104-story skyscraper dominates the Manhattan skyline. The publishing giant becomes the first commercial tenant in America’s tallest building.
It’s the centerpiece of the 16-acre site where the decimated twin towers once stood and where more than 2,700 people died on Sept. 11, 2001, buried under smoking mounds of fiery debris.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey owns the building and the World Trade Center site.