3 World Trade Center

Tower 3 at 175 Greenwich Street stands centrally across Greenwich Street from the main axis formed by the two reflecting pools of the WTC Memorial. The design of the tower addresses this central position and accentuates the building verticality relative to the Memorial site. The tower’s verticality, relative to the adjacent buildings, is accentuated by the stepped profile and antennae. The design uses a structural load-sharing system of diamond-shaped bracing that helps to articulate the building’s east-west configuration. All corners of the tower are column free to ensure that occupiers of the office levels have unimpeded 360 degree panoramic views of New York. The upper levels of the tower appear to straddle the lower levels, which helps to reduce the impact of the building’s high volume and emphasize the interlocking nature of the base with the upper part of the building. The 3-storey lobby on Greenwich Street offers tenants and visitors a ‘big picture window’ onto the WTC Memorial.

Location: 
New York, New York
Design Architect: 
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Architect of Record: 
AAI Architects, P.C.
Client: 
Silverstein Properties, Inc.
Size: 
2,800,000 sf / 260,120 sm
Completion: 
In progress