In an exciting reveal for the ongoing redevelopment and rebuilding of the World Trade Center, Kohn Pedersen Fox has unveiled the first set of renderings for its proposed 900-foot-tall design for Five World Trade Center, aka 130 Liberty Street. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey selected the winning bid at a board meeting on Thursday afternoon to allow Silverstein Properties, Brookfield Properties, Omni New York LLC, and Dabar Development Partners to lease the 1.56-million-square-foot mixed-use building under a 99-year ground lease.
The building will yield 190,000 square feet of office space, a 12,000-square-foot community facility space, 55,000 square feet of public amenity space, 7,000 square feet of retail space, and 1.2 million square feet of residential space divided into 1,325 apartments. Of these, 330, or 25 percent of the total inventory, will be devoted to affordable housing. Five World Trade Center will be built on the former home of the 39-story Deustsche Bank Building, which was heavily damaged on 9/11 and fully demolished by late January 2011. Today the Financial District site, currently owned by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), sits to the south of the elevated Liberty Park and Santiago Calatrava‘s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, and is bound by Greenwich Street to the east, Albany Street to the south, and Washington Street to the west.
Renderings show a curtain wall of floor-to-ceiling glass with rounded corners and a large-scale grid of light-colored mullions with vertical members spanning several floors. A tall space near the middle of the superstructure will add a visual break to the uniform exterior surface with clear glass and and a subtle setback that could likely be devoted to a residential amenity level. Overall, the envelope would depart from the sleek minimalist exterior finishes of the other four World Trade Center skyscrapers.
The diagram below highlights the location of each of the building’s programmatic functions. The lobby and retail will sit on the ground floor, followed by communal space, office floors, mechanical levels and two floors of amenities, and finally all of the residences spread across 69 levels that rest above the multi-story podium setback up to the flat roof parapet. It looks like the total floor count is around 80 stories.
After nearly two decades in the making, Five World Trade Center will be the first building in the World Trade Center complex to feature residential living space, and is projected to create 10,000 construction jobs, 1,900 permanent jobs, and $1.9 billion in economic output.
Construction is expected to commence in 2023 and finish in 2028.