One World Trade Center
Biography of the Building
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Digital Audiobook (4/25/2016)
The new World Trade Center represents one of the most complex collaborations in human 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 ninety million pounds of steel, one million square feet of glass, and enough concrete to pave a sidewalk from New York to Chicago.
With more than seventy interviews with the people most intimately involved, and unprecedented access to the building site, suppliers, and archives, Duprè unfurls the definitive story of fourteen years of conflict and controversy-and its triumphant resolution.
This fascinating, oversize book delivers new insight into the 1,776-foot-tall engineering marvel, from design and excavation through the final placement of its spire. It offers: Access to the minds of world-class architects, engineers, ironworkers, and other tradespeople Panoramas of New York from One World Observatory-1,268 feet above the earth Dramatic cutaways that show the building's advanced structural technologies A time-lapse montage showing the evolution of the sixteen-acre site Chronologies tracking design, construction, and financial milestones, with rare historic photographs
It also features extensive tour 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 soaring Transportation Hub.
One World Trade Center is the only book authorized by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and the one book necessary to understand the new World Trade Center in its totality. This is a must-have celebration of American resilience and ingenuity for all who are invested in the rebuilding of Ground Zero.
Praise For One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building…
"Like the building itself, One World Trade Center offers a remarkable view, thoughtfully piecing together the complex history of rebuilding at the World Trade Center site with insightful perspectives and awe-inspiring photography. The book, as much as the architectural achievement it chronicles, is a celebration of vitality, vision, perseverance, and resilience in the aftermath of tragedy."—Alice M. Greenwald, Director of the 9/11 Memorial Museum
"With superb writing and awesome photography, One World Trade Center by Judith Dupré is a masterpiece of a book in every aspect."—San Francisco Book Review
"Magisterial, meticulously researched, and handsomely illustrated."—O, The Oprah Magazine
Little, Brown and Company, 9780316336314, 304pp.
Publication Date: April 26, 2016