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Resurrected 7 World Trade Center Earns LEED Gold

Construction workers build the top floor of the 52-story, 1.7 million ft2 (160,000 m2) 7 World Trade Center, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP. The building is located at 250 Greenwich Street, just north of the World Trade Center Plaza.

Photo: Marcus Robinson, courtesy of Silverstein Properties, Inc.
New York City’s first office tower to earn LEED® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), 7 World Trade Center has earned a Gold rating in LEED for Core and Shell (LEED-CS). USGBC President and CEO Rick Fedrizzi congratulated the project team, noting that the building “will help us use the language of architecture to build a very different kind of skyline, one whose value is measured not just in beauty but also in operational efficiency, in environmental sensitivity, and in improved health for those lucky enough to occupy the space.” Reconstructed following its collapse on September 11, 2001, 7 World Trade Center reopened in April 2006.

Published July 9, 2006

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