London architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partner’s 3 World Trade Centre has opened to the public in New York.
Located in the 16-acre redevelopment of Manhattan’s Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 terror attacks, the project is opposite the World Trade Centre memorial.
The 329m-tall commercial tower is 80 storeys tall and contains 232,000 sq m of "column free" rentable space.
Five floors are dedicated to retailers at ground level, with links to the World Trade Centre transportation hub, 11 subway lines and Port Authority Trans-Hudson trains.
A 510 sq m landscaped garden terrace is based on the 17th floor, with two smaller garden spaces on the 60th and 76th floor, Manhattan’s highest, offering views of the Memorial park.
LED lighting will be used throughout the buildings lobbies to aid energy saving and perimeter lighting controls, enabling 68% of daylight to be used.
Richard Paul, Rogers Stirk Harbour’s project lead, said: "Tower 3 in the heart of the World Trade Centre site is an exceptional location within the revitalised urban fabric of lower Manhattan. It makes a significant step towards a new sense of place in New York’s World Trade Centre.
"The new workplace will bring vitality to the area and with the extensive public realm, a new sense of urban integration."
Images courtesy of Silverstein Properties/Joe Woolhead