The 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is less than two weeks away, and there is new and noticeable progress that has been made on the construction of the new World Trade Center.
Pieces of the glass curtain of office building 3 World Trade Center, located at 175 Greenwich Street (immediately north of 4 World Trade Center), have reached about halfway up the supertall tower. Though there is at least some glass on every side of the building, the steel structure has yet to reach the top of the core. The glass installation should be done in 2017. The update comes via photos posted to the YIMBY Forums by Tectonic.
The building officially topped out at 80 stories and 1,079 feet on June 23. It is 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.
When finished, 3WTC will encompass 2.5 million square feet. Floors 35 to 39 average 44,000 square feet of rentable square footage, floors 60 to 75 average 37,000 square feet, and floors 76 to 80 average 31,000 square feet. GroupM has signed a 20-year lease for 700,000 square feet of space. Its child companies MEC and Mindshare will also have space, as will Catalyst and Xaxis. 150,000 square feet of retail will occupy five stories. That will include London-based steakhouse Hakwsmoor.
The World Trade Center has easy access to nearly a dozen subway lines, plus the PATH train, via the Santiago Calatrava-designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub, dubbed the Oculus. Completion of 3 World Trade Center is expected in 2018.