SOM in the Press

One World Trade Center is Big On Green Design

Photo © Iwan Baan

Source: New Atlas

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is behind the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, so obviously knows a thing or two about building big. New York City's One World Trade Center shows that the firm is also pretty handy at building green too, and the western hemisphere's tallest building was recently awarded LEED Gold certification (a major green building code) in recognition of its sustainable design.

Taking its name from the North Tower that was destroyed on September 11, 2001, the One World Trade Center rises to a symbolic height of exactly 1,776 ft (541 m).

Continue to Full Article