Freedom Tower

The United States is about to get a new American icon: The World Trade Center (WTC). This Fourth of July, we're sharing with you a few fun facts about this architectural treasure:

  1. WTC is actually composed of five new skyscrapers. 
  2. The tallest building soars to 1,776 feet. Can you guess what that's a tribute to?
  3. According to the WTC website, the singular goal is "a grand new urban center for 21st century New York."
  4. There'll be 550,000 square feet of retail space and a performing arts center. 
  5. Of course, the WTC will feature a National September 11 Memorial & Museum. 

See the rise now!

What do you think of the new World Trade Center?

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