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Fumihiko Maki’s Skyscraper Opens at Ground Zero in N.Y.C.

A skyscraper designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki opened on Wednesday at Ground Zero in New York, the site for the former World Trade Center complex destroyed by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.

The 298-meter-tall office building, called 4WTC, is the first building that opened at the site. Tenants include New Yorks port authorities.

Maki, 85, is a world famous architect, known to have designed such structures as the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo.