The building of the new World Trade Center is about to take one big step closer to completion. 3 World Trade Center, the fourth office tower to be rebuilt following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will be topped out later this morning.
Located at 175 Greenwich Street, 3WTC will reach its final height of 1,079 feet when the final bucket of concrete is lifted into place. Those 1,079 feet will be home to 80 stories. It was just about a month ago that YIMBY reported on the tower having reached supertall territory, meaning it had passed 300 meters, or 984 feet, in height.
Glass installation and other construction still need to be completed. The glass should be done in 2017 and the building is slated to open in 2018. It will join 7 World Trade Center, which opened in 2006; 4 World Trade Center, which opened in 2013; One World Trade Center, which opened in 2014; and the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, whose main concourse opened in March.
Designed by architect Richard Rogers of the London-based firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, 3 World Trade Center will encompass 2.8 million square feet of rentable space. There will also be 150,000 square feet of retail across five stories.
As YIMBY reported in May, 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.
Larry Silverstein’s Silverstein Properties and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey are behind the project.