|The 541-meter (1,776-foot) One World Trade Center has now become the world’s third-tallest building, according to the height criteria set by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). One World Trade Center now ranks only behind the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE (828 meters) and the Makkah Royal Clock Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia (601 meters) in the tallest building stakes. The office building at the center of the massive rebuilt World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, New York, opened its doors Nov. 3 to an anchor tenant, media company Condé Nast.
To reflect this historic moment, the CTBUH has updated its “World’s 20 Tallest Buildings” Poster, which is now available for purchase at the CTBUH Web Shop.
One World Trade Center is a highly anticipated project that began construction in 2005 and has been the focus of much media attention and celebration of its achievement as a symbol of resilience. In late 2013, the building became the subject of massive global media interest when the CTBUH confirmed that the tower would become “The Tallest in North America” upon completion, which has now been achieved. CTBUH criteria defines “completed” as “topped out architecturally and open for business, or at least partially occupied." One World Trade Center also now ranks as the World’s Tallest All-Office Building.
Douglas Durst, Chairman of the One World Trade Center’s developer, The Durst Organization, received the CTBUH 2014 Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award last week in Chicago (see here). Mr. Durst also took the opportunity to confirm that the Durst Organization would host a networking reception at the top of One World Trade Center on the occasion of the CTBUH 2015 New York Conference, which will take place in October 2015 on the theme of “Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City.”
The CTBUH maintains data and criteria on the heights of tall buildings worldwide and is the recognized authority behind the “World’s Tallest Building” designation.