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World Trade Center, World Financial Center, and Battery Park City seen from the Hudson River on August 26, 2000.
The World Financial Center seen from USS New York (LPD-21).
Sunset reflected in the World Financial Center.
The WFC's Winter Garden
Part of the World Financial Center viewed from the World Trade Center.
The World Financial Center at night in January 2007

The World Financial Center is a complex of buildings across West Street from the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan in New York City, overlooking the Hudson River. This complex is home to offices of companies including Merrill Lynch, the Wall Street Journal and American Express, as well as Dow Jones among others. The entire complex is owned by Brookfield Properties, except for the space occupied by American Express (which American Express owns).

Designed by César Pelli, with Adamson Associates, the complex was built by Olympia and York between 1985 and 1988 on landfill used to build Battery Park City. The fill material came from dirt excavated during the building of the World Trade Center, as well as garbage, dirt and debris.

Portions of the complex, especially the Winter Garden, were severely damaged in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but have since been reopened after significant repairs.


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Coordinates: 40°42′47″N 74°00′56″W / 40.71306°N 74.01556°W / 40.71306; -74.01556



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