One World Trade Center, Sky Lobby at 64th FloorThis special reception held on the eve of the Conference gave VIPs a unique opportunity to mingle in the fantastic setting of the new One World Trade Center. From the tower’s 64th-floor skylobby, leaders and VIPs enjoyed a concordant combination of networking, expansive Downtown New York views, drinks and canapés, and the euphonious sounds of the evening’s live entertainment. The vantage point offered an appropriate glimpse of the conference to come, a glistening sea of skyscrapers peppered with spires, light displays, and construction cranes. Alexander Durst of The Durst Organization, the owner of the tower, welcomed guests to the new icon. “It is an honor and a pleasure to welcome you to New York City and One World Trade Center. This is perhaps the perfect place to kick off CTBUH 2015, Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City,” Durst said to the crowd of contented guests. Next, Andreas Schierenbeck, Chairman of the Management Board of Business Area Elevator Technology, thyssenkrupp Elevator, remarked on the beauty of the event location and thanked all for attending on behalf of the reception sponsor.
One World Trade Center is America’s tallest building and an indelible New York landmark, a natural choice for a CTBUH reception venue. The 94-story building features a grand lobby and observation deck with unparalleled views. The reception provided delegates with an unforgettable experience, as they enjoyed an evening atop a modern symbol of American resurgence.