One World Trade Center opens in New York

Marking another emotional milestone in the area’s remarkable comeback, employees of magazine publishers Conde Naste began working in the 104-storey One World Trade Center at the beginning of the week. 175 employees from magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair moved into the offices on floors 20 through to 44, but access to the 102nd floor observation deck will not be available until spring 2015. 

The building, which is now the tallest in the US, cost more than 2.4 billion pounds and took over eight years to complete. The opening marks a positive breakthrough for the resilient city, with many residents of New York pleased to see the regrowth of Lower Manhattan, which includes a memorial remembering more than 2,700 people who lost their lives in the attack.

Another step forward for New York

During a tours of a lifetime with Scenic Tours can view the recently opened building, either up close or from its dominating position in the New York skyline. With a striking design, standing at a height of 541 metres, the Port Authority described the New York City as ‘whole again’.

Currently, 60% of the building has been leased, but the date for an opening ceremony is yet to be decided.

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