Actions

80-story 3 World Trade Center to open after years of delays

default.png
Posted at 12:28 AM, Jun 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-11 00:28:09-04

An 80-story office building set to open at the World Trade Center will be the third completed skyscraper at the site where the twin towers stood.

Monday's ribbon-cutting for the 1,079-foot 3 World Trade Center marks a major step in the rebuilding of the site.

The new $2.7 billion building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers, is the fifth-tallest building in New York City.

Its 62-foot lobby faces the National Sept. 11 Museum. It consists of an 80-story tower straddling a 17-story "podium."

Tenants will include the advertising firm 3M and consultants McKinsey & Co.

Construction of the building was stalled for years by lack of financing and disputes between developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Take WKBW Everywhere, on all your devices.  Download below!

Phone or Tablet: Apple, Android
Set-top Device: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Alexa

Personalize your news, get the latest 7 First Alert Forecast, and watch 7 Eyewitness News video wherever, whenever.

Learn more here about what 7 Eyewitness News provides on all these devices.