Bloomberg Looking Up Again at Richard Rogers’ Three World Trade

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Monday, January 7, 2013
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3 World Trade. (Courtesy Silverstein Properties)

3 World Trade. (Courtesy Silverstein Properties)

Almost a year ago, reports surfaces that, without an anchor tenant, the 80-story Three World Trade tower by Pritzker-winner Richard Rogers of Rogers, Stirk, Harbour + Partners would be lopped off at seven stories. Without an anchor tenant signing up for at least 400,000 square feet of space in the $300 million tower, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will not guarantee the project’s debt.¬†Mayor Bloomberg is optimistic, though, telling the New York Post last week that the tower is “closer than anyone realizes” to landing that all-important tenant, which could be GroupM, a subsidiary of ¬†advertising giant WPP. The Post said the company is interested in 550,000 square feet of the tower’s 2.8 million total square feet. If a deal is signed and construction continues, the tower could be complete in 2015.

Bloomberg also delivered the not-unexpected news that Norman Foster’s 88-story Two World Trade tower will likely remain a stump for the near future. SOM’s One World Trade and Fumihiko Maki’s Four World Trade are expected to be finished by the end of the year. In the meantime, take a look back at Silverstein’s blockbuster video rendering of the complete World Trade Center site.

3 World Trade construction progress from November 2012. (Courtesy Silverstein Properties)

3 World Trade construction progress from November 2012. (Courtesy Silverstein Properties)

Inside 3 World Trade. (Courtesy Silverstein Properties)

Inside 3 World Trade. (Courtesy Silverstein Properties)

Inside 3 World Trade. (Courtesy Silverstein Properties)

Inside 3 World Trade. (Courtesy Silverstein Properties)

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