Three World Trade Center: The Reincarnation of the Twin Towers

Architect Richard Rogers is tasked with bringing the twin towers back to life. Gladly obliging to the cause, Rogers has his heart and mind set on reincarnating the twin towers. The name given to this reincarnation project is 3 WTC. 3 WTC is an under construction in Lower Manhattan, NYC. The site of the building is just across the street from where the twin towers stood strong for many years. In a way, 3 WTC is a tribute to the people who lost their lives on September 11th 2001.

Apart from being a reincarnation of the twin towers, 3 WTC seeks to become the perfect NYC abode for visitors and residents. The builders of the the skyscraper are aiming to develop a building which is both attractive and strong. Once complete, 3 WTC will stand 1240 feet high which means that it’ll be the third tallest building in New York City. Fully integrated and fundamentally linked into its surrounding, 3 WTC is set to be a major attraction of NYC’s financial district. The building is designed in a manner which will allow it to seamlessly integrate into the streetscape of the Downtown and will have a direct path to eleven subway lines and the path trains.

With a visible and exposed structure, the design of the 3 WTC will stand tall at the new WTC center. The diamond shaped bracing load sharing system is what defines the 3 WTC. This system helps to articulate the east-west configuration of the building which in turn ensures unobstructed 360-degree panoramic views of NYC. You may call 3 WTC as a model of sustainability and transparency. Garbed in an external structural steel frame, it comprises a reinforced concrete core. In order to ensure an open workspace environment, the four corners of the tower as well as each of its floors have a column free plate. Furthermore, it has floor to ceiling glass. Once completed, an LEED-certified Gold office tower is what the 3 WTC will be.

The building is expected to be completed by early 2018 and will have a total of eighty floors. It is set to have about 175,517 square feet of rental space. Furthermore, it’ll feature a 62 foot high office lobby, five floors of retail and an extremely modern fire safety systems. From the window of the high lobby of the 3 WTC, residents and visitors will be able to get a great view of  Memorial Park. Creating a strong bond with the adjacent WTC memorial gardens, this supertall skyscraper will be an important new addition to the NYC skyline.

The site of the 3 WTC is in a busy place: it is right opposite to the World Trade Memorial and Cultural Center and a cluster of skyscrapers surround it. Regardless of the hustle and bustle, 3 WTC is almost certain to attract a whole host of people. After all, it will be a reincarnation of the mighty twin towers!

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