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18th March 2014

Top of the world

Checkmate VRS Used On One World Trade Center

Building One World Trade Center was no mean feat. The new icon of New York’s City’s skyline has been some eight years in the making, cost more than $4bn and has undergone numerous design changes along the way.

Now nearing completion, One World Trade Center (or Freedom Tower as it was once known) is almost open for business.

While Conde Nasté, Vantone Industrial and various Government tenants are setting up shop inside the building, Checkmate is proud to announce that we are already at work on the exterior.

The VRS permanent lifeline system is now officially the highest installed VRS in the western hemisphere, put in place by Checkmate distributor Rigid Lifelines, to provide safety to maintenance engineers who need access to the exterior of the building and the 408-ft-tall antenna at the summit.