Major Steps Coming for World Trade Center in New York This Year
January 5th 2014
More than 26,000 people have worked to rebuild the World Trade Center complex, and many will continue working there for years until the five skyscrapers, transportation hub and retail complex on the site have been completed.
It’s a huge project, spanning 16 acres with an overall cost of about $14.8 billion — up from a 2008 estimate of $11 billion. And it has taken a long time to come to fruition.
Although the site cleanup officially ended in May of 2002, construction on One World Trade Center, the 1,776-foot tall centerpiece of the site, didn’t begin until 2006. Its original design was altered because of security concerns.