175 Greenwich Street – Proposed WTC Tower # 3 – by Richard Rogers
Images thanks to STR on Wired New York forum.
The X elements on the facade of WTC3 wil be lit up at night by LED lamps- with changing colors.
Designs for the former World Trade Center site were unveiled at a press conference in New York by developer Larry Silverstein and officials from the Port Authority. Richard Rogers Partnership’s design for 175 Greenwich Street – identified as ‘Tower 3’ in Studio Daniel Libeskind’s Masterplan for the redevelopment of the former WTC site – is located on a site bounded by Greenwich Street to the west, Church Street to the east, Dey Street to the north and Courtlandt Street to the south. RRP’s tower is at the core of the various buildings around the proposed WTC Memorial and Cultural Center. The design of the tower addresses this central position and accentuates the building’s verticality relative to the Memorial site.
The tower will be 1,155 ft, with 71 storeys above street level and four below. The total gross area of 2.8 million sq ft will include two levels of retail space, five levels of trading space and 54 levels of office space. It is envisaged that the tower will consist of a central concrete core (steel encased in reinforced concrete) and an external structural steel frame which will be clad in stainless steel.
Other Rogers projects under construction currently elsewhere in the world.
Classic industrial with cross bracing and external structure.
Refer to these three projects under construction in Sydney Australia-
Hotel at Barangaroo-
8 Chifley Square-
Larry Silverstein in Line to Gain From $285M in Unspent Bonds
The governor issued an executive order clearing the way
for Larry Silverstein to collect $285 million in federal funds.
By Julie Shapiro
December 20, 2010
LOWER MANHATTAN — New York State’s loss is developer Larry Silverstein’s gain.
Silverstein is poised to receive up to $285 million in tax-exempt federal stimulus bonds for Tower 3 at the World Trade Center, after local governments around the state failed to spend the bonds by the year-end deadline.
Gov. David Paterson signed an executive order on Friday transferring about $285 million of the unspent bonds from city and county governments back to New York State, to prevent them from expiring and going to waste.
All the unspent bonds will go toward Silverstein’s Tower 3, a 71-story skyscraper that will cost over $2 billion and is scheduled to open in 2015, the Empire State Development Corp. said.
“During this time of economic uncertainty, it is vital that we take advantage of the Recovery Zone Facility Bond program to help create jobs, foster economic development and develop critical infrastructure,” Paterson said in a statement.
The state received a total of $555 million in Recovery Zone Facility Bonds and divvied them up among dozens of cities and counties for private development projects.
But over half of the bonds were never used, as some local governments said they could not find any projects to do and others scrambled to issue them before they expired.
New York City used just $65.5 million of the $121 million it received in stimulus bonds, and it appears that the rest will go back to the state for Tower 3. Projects the city has financed with the bonds include developments in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
A spokesman for Silverstein Properties declined to comment.
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