One World Trade Center

Judith Dupré, fellow of Saybrook College

(Little, Brown and Company)

The new World Trade Center is considered one of the most complex collaborations in history. Nearly every state in the nation, a dozen countries around the world, and more than 25,000 workers helped raise the tower, which consumed 90 million pounds of steel and one million square feet of glass.

One World Trade Center” is the only book authorized by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Judith Dupré conducted more than 70 interviews with the people most intimately involved with the project and enjoyed unprecedented access to the building site, suppliers, and archives.

The book features panoramas of New York from One World Observatory; cutaways that show the building’s advanced structural technologies; a time-lapse montage showing the evolution of the 16-acre site; and chronologies tracking design, construction, and financial milestones, with rare historic photographs.

One World Trade Center” also features extensive tours of the entire Trade Center, including in-depth chapters on Two, Three, Four, and Seven World Trade Center; the National September 11 Memorial & Museum; Liberty Park; St. Nicholas National Shrine; and the Transportation Hub.

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