The One World Trade Center building is truly the marvel of Lower Manhattan. The building opened in October 2014 and measures in at 1,776 feet high for a total of 104 stories. But One World Trade isn't just a skyline decoration. The building holds three million square feet of rentable space. Its first major tenant was the magazine juggernaut Conde Nast, which occupies a whopping 55 percent of the building's space.
Architect David M. Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed the 3.9 billion dollar building, which took ten years to complete. The structure's notable features include entrances on all four sides, 54 high-speed elevators and a lobby with a 55-foot ceiling.
The building is incredibly eco-friendly as much of the interior is made from recycled materials. The skyscraper is powered by wind and hydroelectric power and is mostly heated by steam.
At the top of One World Trade are different dining options, each offering a unique eating experience. One Dining is a restaurant with a seasonally inspired à la carte menu complemented by small production wines, local draft beers, and handcrafted cocktails. Reservations are recommended. One Mix is a bar serving handcrafted small plates and cocktails celebrating New York (no reservations required), and there is also One Cafe.
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