World Trade Center Site
New York, New York
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)
The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings located in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City. The original World Trade Center was designed by lead architect Minoru Yamasaki and associate architect Emery Roth & Sons. The complex was opened on April 4, 1973. On September 11th, 2001 the World Trade Center was one of the targets of a terrorist attack. After the attacks, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) was created to plan the reconstruction of Lower Manhattan.
With the redevelopment of the complex, all seven buildings have been or are in the process of being reconstructed. Along with the reconstruction, the LMDC created the 9/11 Memorial Plaza and the 9/11 Memorial Museum in memory of the victims.
In rebuilding the World Trade complex, Ferreira was responsible for supplying project managers, site safety engineers, project engineers, and other personnel to construct the Transportation Hub, Vehicle Security Center, and the World Trade Retail Center. Today, the Freedom Tower (One World Trade) is the tallest building in the United States with a height of 1,776 feet, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest in the world.
The World Trade Center stands at 1,776 feet, representing the year the Declaration of Independence was signed.