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Façade Installation Nears the Top of 1,079-Foot Supertall, 3 World Trade Center

Lower Manhattan, with 3 World Trade Center under construction. Photo by JC_Heights via YIMBY Forums.Lower Manhattan, with 3 World Trade Center under construction. Photo by JC_Heights via YIMBY Forums.

It has been over five months since we last checked in on the progress of 3 World Trade Center. At the end of August, the glass was nearly halfway up the supertall tower. Since then, it has come much closer to the top.

A photo taken last week and posted to the YIMBY Forums by user JC_Heights shows the glass only about a dozen stories from the top. It also shows two military helicopters flying south past Manhattan.

The building, sometimes known as 175 Greenwich Street, sits just on the other side of Cortlandt Street from 4 World Trade Center, which opened in 2013. It officially topped out at 80 stories and 1,079 feet on June 23, the product of developer Larry Silverstein’s Silverstein Properties and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Architect Richard Rogers of the London-based firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners is responsible for the design. Completion is expected in 2018.

Aerial rendering of the World Trade Center, with the Perelman Performing Arts Center. Rendering by DBOX

Aerial rendering of the World Trade Center, with the Perelman Performing Arts Center. Rendering by DBOX

Also since our last update, the design was revealed for the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. It is slated to open early 2020 and will replace the temporary PATH station entrance. As for the future of 2 World Trade Center, which has been at street level for years, no construction timeline has been announced.