One World Trade Center  or Freedom Tower is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It stands as a shining beacon for the new Downtown, and a bold addition to the skyline. One World Trade Center is safe, sustainable, and artistically dynamic.


Soaring to a total height of 1,776 feet (541 m). Its height in feet is a deliberate reference to the year when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed. It has 104 stories.


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) confirmed that the building would be officially known by its legal name of “One World Trade Center”, rather than its colloquial name of “Freedom Tower”.



The building’s architect was David Childs, whose firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) also designed the Burj Khalifa and the Willis Tower.  One World Trade Center’s final design consisted of simple symmetries and a more traditional profile, intended to compare with selected elements of the contemporary New York skyline.