Lonely Planet Writer

One World Trade Center opens for business

One World Trade Center, NYC.
One World Trade Center, NYC. Image by k_tjaaa / CC BY 2.0

A landmark event is happening in downtown New York this Monday morning as the first tenants of One World Trade Center take residence in the building. The building – the tallest in the western hemisphere – is just feet away from where the old north tower of the World Trade Center stood until it came down in the September 11 terrorist attacks. Employees of Conde Nast made their way to their desks without any ceremony today. They will soon be joined by the likes of Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. The observation deck of the skyscraper will not be open to the public until spring 2015. Read more: nytimes.com