On my first trip to New York, many years ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Twin Towers , although I did not get up to its viewing deck.
Now, when you go to New York, you can already see in operation the new big skyscraper replacing those towers, known as One World Trade Center.
On my trip last summer could almost completed building, is now already operating after its inauguration and office occupancy contracted by various companies.
From the spring of 2015 you can upload the new observatory deck of the World Trade Center that will be open to the public and which entry price advertised will cost $ 20.
History of World Trade Center
Since the demise of those towers because of the horrific attacks of September 11th 2001 , the site visit that took the original World Trade Center went on to become one of the must visit on your sightseeing trip New York .
This area became known as Ground Zero, and became an obligatory pilgrimage for every visitor to New York, where I did not let one of my trips to the United States.
The Ground Zero not only covered the space occupied by the aforementioned Twin Towers , but seven neighboring skyscraper that had to be demolished after the attack. Its large surface area and the sheer depth of the hole that opened in the ground after the withdrawal of the last debris gave you an idea of the incredible scale of the disaster.
The only thing then you were when you went to Ground Zero was a big fence beside which. Addition to official panels homenajeaban victims, you saw numerous examples of memory by the citizens of New York, such as drawings, plates, posters, objects …
Building called then was adopted in 2004 Freedom Tower, the huge skyscrapers that would be the main building of the new World Trade Center complex, whose foundation work began in April 2006.
In parallel, construction began Museum and the September 11 Memorial in tribute to the victims of the dramatic attack. Today you can visit and called 9/11 Memorial.
The plan for rebuilding the World Trade Center has finally lifting course seven great skyscrapers, including the high profile certainly has already said One World Trade Center that just opened.
With its 541 meters high, it has become the eighth tallest skyscraper in the world and the tallest in the United States and Western countries.
Curiously, its height in feet is 1776, the year of American independence, and the roof is located to 471 meters, which had the Twin Towers.
Finally, do not miss this awesome video timelapse, where you can see how it has been the process of building a new skyscraper One World Trade Center from October 2004 to September 2013.