2 World Trade Center Could Be the Most Expensive Office Tower in the World

Posted On Thu, August 6, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, August 6, 2015 By In Architecture, Financial District

2 World Trade Center rendering via BIG

The Post reports that the construction of the Bjarke Ingels Group-designed 2 World Trade Center will come with a $4 billion price tag. The 2.8 million-square-foot downtown tower will top out at 1,340 feet, just 28 feet shy of One World Trade Center, which currently holds the title of the world’s most expensive office building with construction costs coming in at $3.8 billion.

Developer Larry Silverstein is in search of about $500 million in financing to fund the tower’s completion, of which, according to the Post, “a pension fund or sovereign wealth fund will be the likely source.” The lower floors of the 88-story tower (which is said to involve the most complex construction of the WTC complex) will be home to News Corp. and 21st Century Fox. A lease signing could come by the end of this year, with construction kicking off next year and completion set for 2020.

[Via NYPost and Curbed]

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