3 World Trade Center Reaches Supertall Territory

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub, 3 World Trade Center, and 4 World Trade Center. Credit: Joe WoolheadThe World Trade Center Transportation Hub, 3 World Trade Center, and 4 World Trade Center. Credit: Joe Woolhead

The new World Trade Center is coming together. In March, the Santiago Calatrava-designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub opened. Liberty Park is due to open this summer. Now, we have news about one of the complex’s skyscrapers. 3 World Trade Center, located at 175 Greenwich Street, has reached supertall height.

One World Trade Center, 7 World Trade Center, 3 World Trade Center, and 4 World Trade Center. Credit: Joe Woolhead

One World Trade Center, 7 World Trade Center, 3 World Trade Center, and 4 World Trade Center. Credit: Joe Woolhead

A supertall is anything above 300 meters, or 984 feet, in height, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), which issues such determinations. Well, 3WTC has passed the 1,000-foot mark, on its way to a final height of 1,079 feet and 80 stories. As of Friday, the concrete had reached 1,001 feet, six inches and the steel was up to 732 feet.

3 World Trade Center and 4 World Trade Center. Credit: Joe Woolhead

3 World Trade Center and 4 World Trade Center. Credit: Joe Woolhead

Designed by architect Richard Rogers of the London-based firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the office building will encompass 2.8 million square feet of rentable space. There will be 150,000 square feet of retail across five stories.

The World Trade Center as seen from West Street and Liberty Street. Credit: Joe Woolhead

The World Trade Center as seen from West Street and Liberty Street. Credit: Joe Woolhead

As for the office space, some of the signed tenants are GroupM, which will occupy 700,000 square feet, and its child companies MEC and Mindshare. Catalyst and Xaxis will also lease space.

3 World Trade Center and 4 World Trade Center. Credit: Joe Woolhead

3 World Trade Center and 4 World Trade Center. Credit: Joe Woolhead

The building was to have risen to 1,168 feet, but two masts at the top were eliminated.

Larry Silverstein’s Silverstein Properties and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey are behind the project. It is expected to open in 2018.

Day view from 3 World Trade Center. Credit: Joe Woolhead

Day view from 3 World Trade Center. Credit: Joe Woolhead

Night view from 3 World Trade Center. Credit: Joe Woolhead

Night view from 3 World Trade Center. Credit: Joe Woolhead

4 World Trade Center and One World Trade Center have been open for sometime. The rebuilt 7 World Trade Center opened in 2006. The design for 2 World Trade Center had shifted from Norman Foster to Bjarke Ingels (Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG), with 21st Century Fox due to move in. That deal has fallen through, but the BIG design might still be what is built.

Rendering of the completed office towers of the World Trade Center. Credit: DBOX

Rendering of the completed office towers of the World Trade Center. Credit: DBOX

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2 Comments on "3 World Trade Center Reaches Supertall Territory"

  1. Day and night of light so beautiful, king size return to be great power again.

  2. I thought there were to be four masts on 3 WTC, one on each corner.

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