Over 200 Cranes Used to Build Freedom Tower

September 22, 2015

It took 11 years and more than 200 cranes to construct the new Freedom Tower.

According to Crane Service Inc., tower cranes did most of the construction while smaller cranes transported materials to and from the main towers.

Building The Freedom Tower

The New World Trade Center spans 16 acres, is comprised of five separate office towers, and has a cubic base with a footprint identical to the original Twin Towers.