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Reaching New Heights: Sustainability at One World Trade Center

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Source: USGBC+

In the intense dialogue surrounding security at the new World Trade Center site, the fact that One World Trade Center will be one of the greenest super-tall buildings in the United States is often overlooked. The where and how of protecting this 104-story building, which stretches to 1,776 feet with its spire antenna, has been discussed extensively, but architects say they’ve also put a lot of thought into how to protect the environment itself from this three-million-square-foot behemoth of construction.

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