3 World Trade Center

Architecture, Financial District, Major Developments, New Developments, Tribeca

Via Silverstein Properties

Right on schedule for a June opening, developer Silverstein Properties took the lead in celebrating on Monday the highly anticipated opening of 3 World Trade Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Led by CEO Larry Silverstein, the morning celebration at 3 World Trade Center at 175 Greenwich Street marked the official completion of four of the five buildings in the new World Trade Center complex. With nearly 40 percent of the building leased on opening day, the 80-floor tower designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners rises to 1,079 feet.

“Starting with 7 WTC and the rest of the towers that followed, we sought to create modern, environmentally-conscious and technologically-advanced offices,” Larry Silverstein, the chairman of Silverstein Properties, said in a statement. “Places that foster creativity where young people would want to work and collaborate. That meant great architecture and sustainable design, but also improved transportation, a more vibrant streetscape, new shops and restaurants, great public spaces, and exciting and fun public space art.”

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Architecture, Financial District, New Developments

Photo via Silverstein Properties

Less than two weeks ago, developer Silverstein Properties released a pair of renderings of 3 World Trade Center’s huge outdoor terrace, not only the first outdoor terrace in the WTC complex but the first and tallest private outdoor terrace in all of Lower Manhattan. Today, a fresh batch of views, these of the 1,079-foot-tall, 80-story building’s exterior and interior, also come with a new list of superlatives. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, 3 WTC will be the fifth tallest building in NYC, the only building in the world with a three-sided cable net wall, and the first building in the world with an annealed glass exterior.

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Architecture, Financial District

Rendering via Silverstein Properties

New renderings have been unveiled for an 11,000-square-foot outdoor terrace at 3 World Trade Center, expected to open when the skyscraper does so in June. Designed by Ken Smith Workshop, the space will be fully landscaped and feature a lush garden. As the first outdoor terrace on the World Trade Center campus, 3 WTC tenants will enjoy unbeatable views of 1 WTC and the WTC Transportation Hub. Another perk? A special operator will serve coffee to tenants in a furnished, canopied area on the terrace.

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Real Estate Wire

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  • JFK Airport will receive $8.9 million in federal funds for runway and airfield upgrades. [Crain’s]
  • Fortis Property Group is making progress with its controversial plan to bring four apartment towers to the former site of the Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill. [Curbed]
  • With Manhattan skyscrapers getting taller and thinner, developers are installing giant counter weights at the towers’ apex to keep them from blowing in the wind. [NYT]
  • To appease local UES residents, the city agreed to build a second ramp for the Marine Transfer Station; it’ll cost an additional $30 million. [DNAinfo]
  • 3 World Trade Center has reached half of its 80-story height. [Curbed]
  • FAO Schwarz‘s deal to move into a new home at 1633 Broadway has fallen through. [CO]

Images: Supertall, super-skinny tower 111 West 57th Street (L); FAO Schwarz (R)

Architecture, Financial District

3 World Trade Center

Original design of 3 WTC (L); Revised design without the roof masts (R)

Ever since starchitect Bjarke Ingels revealed renderings for 2 World Trade Center (after taking over the design from Norman Foster), the building has been the talk of the architecture world, especially since Ingels has been so generous about giving interviews to the press. The tower has now even influenced the architects of 3 World Trade Center (a.k.a. 175 Greenwich Street) to rethink their design. As Yimby reports, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have amended their plan for the third-tallest building on the site to have a more streamlined roof, now void of its spires, to better complement 2 World Trade.

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  • 3 World Trade Center is back on track and is slated to open in 2018. Larry Silverstein sold $1.6B in unrated debt to fund the tower. [NYP]
  • Jackson Pollock’s former Greenwich Village apartment has sold for $1.46M. The home hit the market just over a month ago for $1.25M. [NYDN]
  • A handy guide on how to turn your block into a historic district. [DNA Info]
  • The lost decorations that once adorned the city’s most prominent buildings are being restored and recreated. [NYT]
  • Red Hook’s cool vibe is attracting the super-luxury crowd. A fancy new building at 160 Imlay is selling off condos like hotcakes. [Brownstoner]
  • Co-op prices in the Bronx are on the rise but remain the city’s most affordable. [DNA Info]
  • Ridgewood could be getting another new residential development. [Curbed]

Images: 3 WTC (left); Jackson Pollock’s former apartment (right)

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