Biography of the Building

Wed, Jun 8, 2016
Book cover of One World Trade Center: Biography of a Building

Best-selling Skyscrapers author Judith Dupré chronicles the rise of One World Trade Center from the building’s groundbreaking design and engineering, through the initial excavation to the final placement of the spire. For this first “authorized biography” of the emotion-charged and technically complex project, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey granted Dupré unprecedented access to the World Trade Center site, suppliers, and archives. Rich with hundreds of photographs, drawings, models, and plans, including a timeline of construction milestones and annotated 360-degree views from the One World Observatory, the book captures the hope, resiliency, and pride of those who built it.

Judith Dupré

Judith Dupré writes about art and architecture. The many editions of Skyscrapers have been a publishing phenom and a worldwide bestseller. Above all, she seeks to engage and delight those who profess “not to know much” about architecture.