On 1 WTC: “They built a new one?” asks amazed girl

One World Trade Center (second from right)

The Durst Organization’s 1,776-foot skyscraper at One World Trade Center is one of the industry’s most high-profile development projects, and a building that every New Yorker can instantly recognize – one would think. But last week, New Yorker Alexandra Haynes came across this charming exchange on Seventh Avenue between a couple, which she then shared with the New York Times.

Boy: “Surely you recognize that building?”
Girl: (Shakes head)
Boy: “1 World Trade Center, nearly complete!”
Girl: “They built a new one?” [NYT]Hiten Samtani

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