3 WORLD TRADE CENTER

ABOUT THE BUILDING

With a structure that is exposed and visible — the design for 3 World Trade Center will stand out at the center of the new WTC. The defining aspect of 3 WTC is its load-sharing system of diamond-shaped bracing, which helps to articulate the building's east-west configuration. This allows unimpeded 360-degree panoramic views of New York.

Building Facts

  • Opening early 2018
  • Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (Richard Rogers)
  • 80 stories / 1,079 feet tall
  • 2.5 million rentable square feet of space
  • 64 foot high office lobby
  • 150,000 square feet of retail on 5 floors
  • Life-safety systems far exceed NYC building code
  • Located at 175 Greenwich St. and bound by Greenwich, Cortlandt, Church and Dey Streets
  • GroupM has signed a 20-year lease for ~700,000 square feet

DESIGN

The tower will consist of a reinforced concrete core with steel structure outside the core, and clad in an external structural steel frame. Its safety systems will exceed New York City building code and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey requirements, and it will seek to achieve the LEED Gold standard for energy efficiency. The three-story high lobby will provide visitors a "big picture window" of the Memorial park outside. Upper level floors will straddle those beneath in a ‘podium building formation, lending the tower a distinct interlocking nature and facilitating the high occupancy of the office floors. Finally, the redeveloped Cortlandt & Dey Streets that interface with 3 WTC will improve the accessibility both of the retail spaces in the building, and the WTC Transportation Hub.

3 World Trade Center - Building Design

ABOUT THE ARCHITECT

Richard Rogers is the recipient of the 2007 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate, a RIBA Gold Medal in 1985, the 1999 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal, and the 2000 Praemium Imperiale Prize for Architecture. Lord Rogers is chief advisor on architecture and urbanism to the Mayor of London, and was recently appointed chair of the Greater London Authority's Design for London Advisory Group. 

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7 WORLD TRADE CENTER

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7 WORLD TRADE CENTER

7 World Trade Center - Building Facts

ABOUT THE BUILDING

7 World Trade Center marks the gateway to the new WTC, and heralds the spirit of redevelopment and renewal in Downtown Manhattan. 7WTC is a pioneer in terms of environmental responsibility, energy efficiency, and quality of life.

Building Facts

  • Opened May 2006
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (David M. Childs)
  • 52 stories / 741 feet tall
  • 1.7 million square feet of space
  • NYC’s first LEED Gold Certified Office Building
  • Art installations by Jamie Carpenter, Jenny Holzer, Jeff Koons
  • 29 High-speed destination dispatch passenger elevators
  • Life-safety systems far exceed NYC building code
  • Located at 250 Greenwich St. and bound by Greenwich, Vesey, Washington, and Barclay Streets
  • Tenants include Moody's Corporation, Ameriprise Financial, NCR, BMI, the New York Academy of Sciences, Mansueto Ventures, Kostelantz & Fink law firm, and WestLB

DESIGN

7 WTC represents the cutting edge of contemporary architecture and design. The tower has earned many awards, including the Municipal Art Society of New York's 2006 award for Best New Building, and the 2006 Merit Award for Architecture from the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter.

The tower skin is made of floor-to-ceiling clear glass. The taut glass wall is pulled apart at the floor levels, creating a tension in the building surface. The stainless-steel spandrels are modeled to catch reflected sunlight that is colored to match the tone of the sky.

The surface of the building is a study in reflected color and light and calibrated to create the illusion of depth. By day, 7 WTC is animated with light, evolving as weather conditions change. By night, it is artificially illuminated with programmed LED projection sequences.

7 World Trade Center - Building Design

ABOUT THE ARCHITECT

David Childs is consulting design partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill/New York. He also designed One WTC. Childs is a graduate of Yale College and the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and joined SOM in 1971. Child’s diverse range of completed projects includes Worldwide Plaza on Eighth Avenue; the New York Mercantile Exchange; the JFK International Arrivals Building; the Bear Stearns Headquarters; the Stuyvesant School Bridge in Tribeca; and the renovation and preservation of Lever House.

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4 WORLD TRADE CENTER

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4 WORLD TRADE CENTER

ABOUT THE BUILDING

4 World Trade Center is the most advanced office building of the 21st Century — a model of technology, efficiency & sustainability that’s received rave architectural reviews. Located at the heart of the new Downtown, 4 WTC offers direct access to virtually every city subway and some of the best new shops and restaurants in New York. 

Building Facts

  • Opened November 2013
  • Architect: Maki and Associates (Fumihiko Maki)
  • 72 stories / 977 feet tall
  • 2.5 million rentable square feet of space
  • 140,000 square feet of retail on 5 floors
  • 46 foot high office lobby
  • Art installations by Kozo Nishino and Thinc
  • 37 High-speed destination dispatch passenger elevators
  • Life-safety systems far exceed NYC building code
  • Located at 150 Greenwich St. and bound by Greenwich, Liberty, Church and Cortlandt Streets
  • 56% leased to tenants including Spotify, MediaMath, Morningstar, IEX, the Port Authority, City of NY and SNY.

DESIGN

"The design of 4 World Trade center has two fundamental elements - a 'minimalist' tower that achieves an appropriate presence, quiet but with dignity, and a 'podium' that becomes a catalyst for activating the surrounding urban streetscape as part of the revitalization of lower Manhattan." ~Architect Fumihiko Maki

The building's façade is clad in floor–to–ceiling windows utilizing composite glass with multiple layers of coatings intended to achieve a matte metallic finish with a luminous sheen, endowing the tower with an abstract quality — minimal, light, cool in color, and ephemeral, changing with the light of day. Two glass obtuse edges of the tower on the SW & NE corners have been articulated with indentations — making them appear slender and sharp. Column-free corners and 80-foot perimeter column spans enhance interior design options, increase the amount of natural light, and offer uninterrupted views from every window.

4 World Trade Center Building Design

ABOUT THE ARCHITECT

Fumihiko Maki is the recipient of the 1994 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. He received a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 1956, he assumed the post of assistant professor of architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, where he was awarded his first commission: the design of Steinberg Hall on the university's Danforth Campus. He personally takes a leadership role in all commissions, from design inception through to completion — (including construction supervision).

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2 WORLD TRADE CENTER

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2 WORLD TRADE CENTER

2 World Trade Center - Building Facts

ABOUT THE BUILDING

2 WTC is the capstone in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and the final component of the revitalization of Lower Manhattan.

Building Facts

  • Second tallest of WTC Towers
  • 80+ Stories / 1,270 feet tall
  • 2.8 million rentable square feet of space
  • 40 foot high office lobby
  • Life-safety systems to far exceed NYC building code
  • Located at 200 Greenwich St. and bound by Church Street to the east, Vesey Street to the north and Fulton Street to the south

DESIGN

The design of 2 WTC is derived from its urban context at the meeting point between two very different neighborhoods: the Financial District with its modernist skyscrapers and TriBeCa with its lofts and roof gardens. The design combines the unique qualities of each, melding high-rise with low-rise and modern with historical. From the 9/11 Memorial, the building appears as a tall and slender tower just as its three neighboring towers, while the view from TriBeCa is of a series of stepped green terraces. The building is aligned along the axis of World Trade Center Master Planner Daniel Libeskind’s ‘Wedge of Light’ plaza to preserve the views to St. Paul’s Chapel from the Memorial park.

The needs and requirements of its tenants are concentrated into seven separate building volumes, each tailored to their unique activities. The stacking creates 38,000 sf (3,530 sm) of outdoor terraces full of lush greenery and unprecedented views of the surrounding cityscape, extending life and social interaction outdoors. A public plaza at the foot of the building and access to 350,000 sf (32,516 sm) of shopping and restaurants in the adjacent transportation hub and concourses will ensure life and activity in and around the new World Trade Center. The modernist skyscraper and the contemporary interpretation of the pre-modern setback merge in a new hybrid and an exciting addition to the NYC skyline.

2 World Trade Center - Building Design

ABOUT THE ARCHITECT

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group is a New York and Copenhagen based group of architects, designers and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. BIG is led by 12 partners and 17 Associates. With an international team of more than 200 people, BIG works on projects across a broad spectrum of industries and in more than 20 countries worldwide. We take a human-centered approach to our work - looking at how our urban environments can increase the quality of life, designing cities and buildings as double ecosystems that are both ecologically and economically profitable. In our work process, we put great focus on the necessary details in order to realize the BIG idea.

2 World Trade Center - Architect - Bjarke Ingels Group

ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER

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ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER

One World Trade Center - Building Facts

ABOUT THE BUILDING

Standing as a shining beacon for the new Downtown, and a bold addition to the skyline, One World Trade Center is safe, sustainable, and artistically dynamic. Soaring to a symbolic 1,776 feet — it is the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building, and already an iconic New York landmark.

Building Facts

  • Opened October 2014
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (David M. Childs)
  • Tallest of new WTC Complex
  • 104 Stories / 1776 feet high
  • 3 million rentable square feet of space
  • 55 foot high office lobby
  • 54 High-speed destination dispatch passenger elevators
  • Life-safety systems far exceed NYC building code
  • Bound by West, Fulton, Washington and Vesey Streets
  • 55% leased to tenants including Condé Nast

DESIGN

With entrances on all 4 sides of the building, One WTC has been designed to smoothly integrate traffic of visitors & office tenants.  The cubic base has a footprint identical to the original Twin Towers.  The surface of the base is clad in more than 2,000 pieces of shimmering prismatic glass.  The tower ascends 69 stories — its edges chamfered back to form 8 isosceles triangles, a perfect octagon at center.   It culminates in a square, glass parapet at the crown, its crystalline form creating a vibrant effect, as light refracts like a kaleidoscope, changing throughout the day.  The “One World Observatory” — opening 2015 — is an enclosed observation deck rising 1,250 ft. above street level.  The crown of One WTC is a 408-foot spire — consisting of a mast and a communication platform ring.  At night, a beacon at the top sends out a horizontal light beam, which can be seen from miles away.

One World Trade Center - Building Design

ABOUT THE ARCHITECT

David Childs is consulting design partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill/New York. He also designed 7 WTC, which opened in May 2006. Childs is a graduate of Yale College and the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and joined SOM in 1971. Child’s diverse range of completed projects includes Worldwide Plaza on Eighth Avenue; the New York Mercantile Exchange; the JFK International Arrivals Building; the Bear Stearns Headquarters; the Stuyvesant School Bridge in Tribeca; and the renovation and preservation of Lever House.

One World Trade Center - Architect - David Childs

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