Six World Trade Center

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Southwest corner of 6 WTC following September 11, 2001.
NOAA aerial image following the September 11, 2001 attacks. North is approximately upper right on the image.
6 WTC, upper left corner.

Six World Trade Center was an 8-story building in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The building opened in 1973. It was also the building in the World Trade Center that had the least number of floors. The building served for a short period of time as the US Customs House. It was demolished in 2001 as a result of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Original building (1973-2001)[edit]

Six World Trade Center was first proposed in 1968 together with the World Trade Center site. Construction finished in 1973. The original 6 World Trade Center was home to the US Custom House. It is a 537,693-square-foot (49,953-square-meters), 8-story building in Lower Manhattan, New York City, part of the World Trade Center skyscraper family. It was also the building in the World Trade Center that had the least number of floors, (the building had 8 floors). From the Austin J. Tobin Plaza level, on which the main structure was built, it had a height of 92 feet (28 m) but was 105 feet (32 m) above the actual ground level. It was demolished following the destruction of the World Trade Center, during the September 11 attacks in 2001.

After September 11 and cleanup (2001-2012)[edit]

The building's ruins were demolished to make way for reconstruction of the current One World Trade Center, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, and a possible new 6 World Trade Center for the current World Trade Center site. AMEC Construction handled the demolition,[1] in which the building was weakened and then pulled down with cables. The new One World Trade Center stands at the site where 6 World Trade Center originally stood.

An American Flag hanging out of a broken window in the wreckage

Future of building[edit]

There is no clearly defined 6 World Trade Center in the new World Trade Center master plan yet, although a proposed performing arts center designed by Frank Gehry could be named 6 World Trade Center in the future. If there is a 6 World Trade Center for the plan in the near future, it may be the last WTC office building to be constructed on the site.

Tenants[edit]

6 WTC, the building with the large, black crater near the northwest corner of the photo.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The New York Times. "A Nation Challenged: The Site." October 13, 2001.

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Coordinates: 40°42′46″N 74°00′48″W / 40.7129°N 74.0132°W / 40.7129; -74.0132