Six World Trade Center

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Six World Trade Center
Six WTC SW Corner.jpg
Southwest corner of Six World Trade Center after the September 11 attacks
Alternative names 6 WTC
General information
Status Destroyed
Type Office
Architectural style Modern
Location Lower Manhattan
Town or city New York City
Country United States
Coordinates 40°42′46.44″N 74°0′47.52″W / 40.7129000°N 74.0132000°W / 40.7129000; -74.0132000Coordinates: 40°42′46.44″N 74°0′47.52″W / 40.7129000°N 74.0132000°W / 40.7129000; -74.0132000
Current tenants List
Construction started c. 1970
Completed c. 1973
Demolished January 2002
Owner Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Height 93.28 ft (28 m)
Technical details
Floor count 8
Floor area 537,693 sq ft (49,953 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Yamasaki & Associates
Emery Roth & Sons
Structural engineer Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Main contractor Tishman Construction

Six World Trade Center was an eight-story building in Lower Manhattan in New York City. It opened in 1973 and was the building in the World Trade Center complex that had the fewest stories. The building served as the U.S. Customs House for New York. It was destroyed in 2001 due to the collapse of the North Tower during the September 11 attacks; it is not set to be replaced as part of the new World Trade Center.

Original building (1973–2001)[edit]

Six World Trade Center was first proposed in 1968 as part of the World Trade Center site. Construction was completed in 1973. The original 6 World Trade Center was home to the U.S. Custom House. It was a 537,693-square-foot (49,953-square-meter), eight-story building, the shortest in the World Trade Center. 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.


See also[edit]


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

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