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One World Trade Center Stands 1,776 Feet High


Interesting Facts in Easy English

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • storey: one level in a building
  • cutting-edge: modern
  • exclusive: for the use of one person or group
  • ventilation: the circulation of air

One World Trade Center Stands 1,776 Feet High

With the observation deck and antenna, the One World Trade Center (One WTC) stands 1,776 feet tall. This number represents the year the Declaration of Independence was signed (July 4, 1776). The , previously known as The Freedom Tower, was built with several cutting-edge safety features, including a set of exclusively for emergency workers and a ventilation system with biochemical filters. One WTC is also one of the most environmentally-friendly office buildings in the world. Approximately 75% of the building materials were recycled from construction sites and up to 70% of power comes from green energy. One WTC stands high above the two large reflecting pools where the Twin Towers stood.

Comprehension Questions

  1. Why is the height of One WTC significant?
  2. What special safety feature does One WTC have for fire fighters?
  3. What can be seen below One WTC?

Discussion Questions: Would you feel comfortable working in this office building? Why or why not?

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