It’s been 13 years since the 9/11 attacks and the World Trade Center has finally re-opened.
On Monday, Conde Nast started moving into One World Trade Center. They’llbe bringing in 2,300+ employees and setting up operations across 24 floors.
One World Trade Center stands at 1,776 feet and is currently the tallest building in the country and the western hemisphere. It’s 104 stories tall including a three-floor observatory that is to open this spring.
Steve Plate, director of construction, remarked “It’s a fantastic milestone. I was there that fateful day. And to see from where we started to where we are today, it’s truly a miracle.”
“I’m an engineer and I can add numbers and tell you ‘tallest, strongest’ and all this stuff,’ Plate said. “But at the end of the day, it’s the most beautiful building in the most beautiful city in the most beautiful region in the world.”
According to Patrick Foye, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, One World Trade Center is “the safest class A office space any place…in the world.” He said that federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security consulted on the building’s security.