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, Retail
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 1970
Completed 1973
Destroyed 2001
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
6 WTC, the building with the large, black crater near the northwest corner of the photo.
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 as the U.S. 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 fewest 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.

See also[edit]


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

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