One World Trade Center opens 13 years after the collapse of Twin Towers

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One World Trade Center. Photo Credit: TIME

13 years after  the collapse of World Trade Center, One World Trade Center has finally opened to its tenants. On November 3, the first workers of the newly built One World Trade Center moved in marking an iconic opening of America’s tallest building at the moment.

About 200 Condé Nast employees on Monday walked through the revolving doors of the building. This is the first wave of 3,400 company staffers that will occupy the skyscraper by 2015. The construction of this building was supposed to finish in 2006. But the building is finally ready six years later, and the first employees are now in.

Condé Nast is one of America’s biggest publishing companies which owns some of the prestigious magazines including Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. The company is one of the firsts to rent the building for its official use. It will set up offices in floors 20 to 44.

One World Trade Center stands directly across the 9/11 Memorial. For obvious reasons, the opening of the building is a great day for New York City which was clouded with smoke and fear after the original towers were attacked in 2001. Employees at Condé Nast told Reuters that despite the sad story of the previous World Trade Center, the new building works as an inspiration for them. They definitely are lucky people to be working at the tallest building in the United States not just because it’s the tallest, but because it rose back from the rubble.

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