Friday Links: One World Trade Center

On September 11, 2001, a date that will be remembered by Americans for generations to come, terrorists hijacked commercial airliners that later collided with the Twin Towers in New York City. This resulted in the death of over 3000 people. At Ground Zero, in the Twin Towers’ place, One World Trade Center was built as a memorial to the attack. One World Trade Center stands 1,368 feet tall with a 408 foot tower that is able to fire a horizontal blue LED that can be seen for miles in every direction. Including the tower, the building stands at 1,776 feet tall which would mean it is the tallest building in the country; however, some say that the tower does not count as part of the actual height, which would mean One World Trade Center would be second tallest in the country. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is set to convene to decide whether or not to count the 408 foot tower as part of its actual height. Regardless, One World Trade Center is set to testify the American resolve and inspire hope for future generations.