Three World Trade Center Gets Height Cut, Will Stand 1,079 Feet Tall

Two World Trade Center, image from Silverstein PropertiesThe new World Trade Center, image by DBOX

Last week, YIMBY posted an update on construction at 175 Greenwich Street, aka Three World Trade Center, as the tower reached its halfway point, having risen 41/80 stories. Now we have new information that the building has in fact seen a height reduction from the previous version, dropping from 1,168 feet down to 1,079 feet, and we also have two new renderings of the podium.

Three World Trade Center

Three World Trade Center, image from Silverstein

While the design of 175 Greenwich Street has continued to see slight modifications over the past year, the tower will still bear a close semblance to what was originally proposed. Its architect is Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, and the height change comes down to the removal of the spires atop the roof — the actual building has not shrunk.

As of today, the skyscraper’s impact on the skyline is becoming notable from several perspectives, especially looking down from Church Street. In terms of exact numbers, steel now stands 502 feet above street level.

Combined with the enormous cranes hoisting all the material into place, Three World Trade Center is rapidly encroaching on the prominence of its neighbor, 150 Greenwich Street (or Four WTC), which stands 977 feet tall. While that building is substantial in its own right, it will soon be relegated to relative obscurity, thanks to both 175 Greenwich and 125 Greenwich, which will also likely stand over 1,000 feet tall.

Three World Trade Center

Three World Trade Center, image from Silverstein

The new podium renderings also give a better idea of what pedestrians will be able to expect from Three World Trade Center. The mechanicals will separate the first few retail floors from the office space, and above, a terraced rooftop will provide outdoor space for the building’s tenants.

Completion is currently expected in early 2018, although topping-out should occur by the winter of 2016.

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1 Comment on "Three World Trade Center Gets Height Cut, Will Stand 1,079 Feet Tall"

  1. Value engineering at this site seems a bit ridiculous. It’s already so over budget. Why not go for the gold? Shame.

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