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Five Friday Facts: The New World Trade Center

Posted on the 18 May 2012 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

Five Friday Facts: The New World Trade CenterThe following facts come from a pamphlet sent to me by a relative who visited the construction site and memorial pool at the World Trade Center in New York City. The 1 World Trade Center (WTC) building is expected to reach it full height soon, whereupon its 408-foot (124 m) radio antenna will be installed on top to complete the structure.

  • The WTC central chiller plant will circulate 30,000 gallons of Hudson River water every minute – enough to flush about 15,000 toilets.
  • The electricity generated by the 1 WTC’s fuel-cell plant will be able to continuously light 52,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs.
  • At least 75% of 1 WTC construction waste is recylced.
  • Everything from the gypsum boards to ceiling tiles at the WTC contains a minimum of 20% post-industrial recycled content.
  • At least 50% of the wood for 1 WTC comes from Forest Stewardship Council certified sustainable harvested forests.

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