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Four World Trade Center
150 Greenwich Street
150 Greenwich Street (WTC 4).jpg
150 Greenwich Street, with 175 Greenwich Street to the left
General information
Location 150 Greenwich Street
New York City, New York, United States
Coordinates 40°42′37″N 74°00′43″W / 40.710409°N 74.011933°W / 40.710409; -74.011933
Status Under construction
Groundbreaking January 2008
Estimated completion 3rd quarter 2011
Use Office
Height
Roof 975 ft (297 m)
Technical details
Floor count 64
Floor area 1,800,000 sq ft (167,000 sq m)
Companies involved
Architect(s) Fumihiko Maki
Structural engineer Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Developer Silverstein Properties
Planned rebuilding
of the
World Trade Center
Towers
1 World Trade Center (Freedom Tower)
200 Greenwich Street (Tower 2)
175 Greenwich Street (Tower 3)
150 Greenwich Street (Tower 4)
130 Liberty Street (Tower 5)
7 World Trade Center
Memorial and museum
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Transit
PATH station

150 Greenwich Street is the address for a new skyscraper being erected as part of the World Trade Center reconstruction in New York City. The office building has also been referred to as Four World Trade Center[1] and will be on the east side of Greenwich Street, across the street from the original location of the twin towers that were destroyed during the September 11, 2001 attacks. Noted architect Fumihiko Maki was awarded the contract to design the building which will be 947 feet (288 m) tall,[2] which will make it the fourth tallest skyscraper on the World Trade Center site.[3] New revised plans state the tower will now rise a total of 975 feet (297 m).[4] The total floor space of the building is anticipated to include 1.8 million square feet (167,000 square meter) of office and retail space.[5] The building's groundbreaking took place in January 2008, and it is scheduled to be completed by 2011. The structural engineer for the building is Leslie E. Robertson Associates, New York City.[6] As of December 2009, only it and the Freedom Tower have progressed to the point where the construction is visible above ground level.[7]

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Planned occupancy

After completion, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) plans to lease approximately 600,000 square feet (55,700 square meters) in 150 Greenwich for its new headquarters[3][8]. PANYNJ was formerly headquartered in 1 World Trade Center before it was destroyed. The building will dedicate the space on the lower levels for use by retail businesses and also provide access to an underground "retail and transportation concourse" which will be connected to the PATH terminal at the site.[3] The city of New York also plans to lease 600,000 square feet (56,000 m2) in the completed building.[8]

Planned layout

Above the ground portion of the building dedicated for retail use (which consists of the ground floor, the three floors immediately above the ground floor as well as the two floors below ground), the building will accommodate offices using two distinct floor shapes. From floors 7 through 44, the typical floor space will be 36,350 square feet (3,376 square meter) in the shape of a parallelogram (which is designed to echo the configuration of the site).[3] From floors 46 through 60 the floor space will be 28,000 sq ft (2,600 square meter) in the shape of a trapezoid, shaped so that it opens toward the tip of Manhattan Island and also triangulated to face the nearby Freedom Tower. The tower will include five levels of mechanical floors.[3]

Construction

Construction site of the tower as of March 2010. To the right in the background the construction site of One World Trade Center.

Site preparation and excavation were carried out by the Port Authority and were completeted on January 12, 2008. Silverstein Properties has now taken over the 150 Greenwich Street site, and has begun construction on the tower. It is planned to be completed by 2011.

By July 2009, the foundation of the building was complete. Work on the steel framework of Four World Trade Center's superstructure began in August 2009, and by December the building's steel core was roughly 30 feet (9 m) above street level.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Four World Trade Center". Emporis.com. http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&lng=3&id=4worldtradecenter-newyorkcity-ny-usa980. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ Designs for three World Trade Center Towers Unveiled, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, URL retrieved September 7, 2006
  3. ^ a b c d e 150 Greenwich St., Maki and Associates, Architectural Fact Sheet - September 2006, URL retrieved February 9, 2007
  4. ^ "LEED Gold Greenwich Street Towers to Break Ground at WTC in Early 2008". 2007-09-11. http://www.greenbuildingsnyc.com/?p=300. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  5. ^ Pogrebin,Robin, Richard Rogers to Design Tower at Ground Zero, The New York Times, (May 3, 2006), URL retrieved June 22, 2006
  6. ^ "Ground Zero Office Designs Hailed as Hopeful Symbols" in Engineering News-Record, September 18, 2006, pg. 12
  7. ^ a b "Now a tower of steel". Downtown Express. December 11, 2009. p. 12. http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_346/nowatower.html. 
  8. ^ a b Dunlap, David W. (9 July 2008). "Answers About Ground Zero Rebuilding". New York Times (New York, New York: New York Times Co.). http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/09/answers-about-ground-zero-rebuilding/. Retrieved 2008-07-09. 

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Four World Trade Center
150 Greenwich Street
General information
Location

150 Greenwich Street
New York City, New York,

United States
Coordinates 40°42′37″N 74°00′43″W / 40.710409°N 74.011933°W / 40.710409; -74.011933
Status Under Construction
Groundbreaking January 2008
Estimated completion 2013
Use Office
Height
Roof 975 ft (297 m)
Top floor 64
Technical details
Floor area 1,800,000 sq ft (167,000 sq m)
Companies involved
Architect(s) Fumihiko Maki
Structural engineer Leslie E. Robertson Associates
Developer Silverstein Properties

150 Greenwich Street is the address for a new skyscraper being constructed as part of the World Trade Center reconstruction in New York City. The office building's official name will be has also Four World Trade Center.

Planned rebuilding of the World Trade Center



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