In this groundbreaking history, bestselling author Judith Dupre chronicles the most astonishing architectural project in memory: One World Trade Center. Read more...
In this groundbreaking history, bestselling author Judith Dupre chronicles the most astonishing architectural project in memory: One World Trade Center.
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, Dupre 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.
You may be surprised by what you find inside-and you will undoubtedly be inspired.
- ISBN-13: 9780316336314
- ISBN-10: 0316336319
- Publisher: Little Brown and Company
- Publish Date: April 2016
- Page Count: 304
- Dimensions: 12.9 x 9.3 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-04-18
- Reviewer: Staff
Following the success of 2013's Skyscrapers, architectural historian Dupré chronicles the architectural makeup and construction of One World Trade Center, as well as a visual ode to the structure and its significance. The building, which replaced the Twin Towers destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is part cultural artifact, part war memorial, and part fortress. The design and construction of One World Trade Center, led by architecture David Childs, was always about what had been there first. Dupré dutifully covers the design elements and process, in addition to the construction of Manhattan's tallest tower. She also discusses the surrounding World Trade Center buildings, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Liberty Park, and the new transportation hub. She includes numerous statistics throughout ("208,000 cubic yards of concrete went into its making, enough for a sidewalk stretching from New York to Chicago"). The photography is fittingly grand, with full-page spreads devoted to panoramic views of the tower from multiple perspectives as well as the view from the massive observation deck, with key landmarks duly noted. Dupré properly places the building's awe-inspiring features in the tragic context that led to its design. Color illus. (Apr.)