Silverstein Cuts Ribbon on His 80-Story 3 World Trade Center

In the 42-foot-long lobby of 3 World Trade Center, developer Larry Silverstein speaks at the building's ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, June 11. Photo: Allan Tannenbaum 

Jun. 11, 2018

Three World Trade Center, the second tallest building at the WTC site and fifth highest in the city, officially opened on Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony led by the tower’s developer, Larry Silverstein of Silverstein Properties. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the 80-story, 2.5-million square foot structure is now 38 percent rented.

“This is a moment of enormous pride for me and for everyone in the Silverstein organization, and for the thousands of women and men who had a hand in creating this amazing building,” Silverstein said in a statement.

The building, with its floor-to-ceiling glass and column-free floor plates, allows for unobstructed 360-degree views of the city, including the September 11 Memorial and Museum just below it.

The building will have more than 216,000 square feet of retail space over five floors (two above and two below grade and as well as the ground floor) and be connected underground to Brookfield Place.

More about the building, by the numbers:

• There are outdoor terraces on three floors (17, 60 and 76). The 17th floor will have 11,000 square feet of landscaped terrace space, 5,500 square feet of it used by anchor tenant GroupM. The advertising agency is leasing 700,000 square feet over 14 floors.

• The building has 44 passenger elevators and five freight elevators.

• The structure is built with 27,000 tons of steel and 145,000 cubic yards of concrete.

• 10,000 floor-to-ceiling glass panels fill the curtain wall, 13’6” high on the tower floors and 24’ feet on the podium floors.

• The lobby rises 62 feet at its highest.

• 4,000 union workers constructed the building.