World Trade Center: What’s there now & what’s to come

BY EMILY NGO

The lower Manhattan skyline devastatingly altered 15 years ago by the 9/11 terror attacks has been made anew by a coalition tackling the mandate of rebuilding while remembering. Private and public entities have poured at least $20 billion into the 16-acre site and produced three shimmering skyscrapers, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a sleek transit center with shopping, and much more. Click the dots below to see what’s been built and what’s in the works.

Site plan

1 1One World Trade Center104-story, 1,776-foot office tower, the tallest skyscraper in the city. Features an observatory and anchor tenant Condé Nast. Opened: 2014 Cost: $4 billion 2 2Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade CenterSet to host dance, theater and music and serve as a Tribeca Film Festival venue. Received $75 million gift from Perelman in June 2016. Also has $100 million commitment from Lower Manhattan Development Corp. Construction has not begun. Set to open: 2020 Projected cost: $250 million 3 3Two World Trade CenterSet to be 80-plus-story, 1,270-foot office tower. Construction stalled at ground level as Silverstein Properties seeks anchor tenant. Set to open: TBD Projected cost: $3.5 billion 10 10National September 11 Memorial & MuseumEight-acre urban park with reflecting pools and manmade waterfalls in the Twin Tower footprints and underground institution with archives and monumental artifacts. Opened: 2011 (memorial) and 2014 (museum) Cost: $1 billion 4 4World Trade Center transportation hubAlso called the Oculus. Connects users to 11 subway lines, the PATH train and the Battery Park City ferry terminal. Features the Westfield shopping center. Opened: March 2016 (hub) and August 2016 (mall) Cost: $4 billion (hub) and $2 billion (Westfield development) 5 5Three World Trade CenterSet to be 80-story, 1,079-foot office tower. Tenants to include GroupM. Ceremonially topped off in June 2016. Set to open: 2018 Projected cost: $2.5 billion 6 6Four World Trade Center72-story, 977-foot office tower. Tenants include MediaMath, Morningstar and Port Authority. Opened: 2013 Cost: $2 billion 7 7St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade CenterDomed sanctuary to replace St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was crushed as 2 World Trade Center fell. Under construction.Set to open: Early 2018 Projected cost: $40 million 9 9Liberty ParkOne-acre plaza and green space modeled on the High Line. Features vertical garden known as the Living Wall. Opened: June 2016 Cost: $50 million 8 8Site 534,000-square-foot property with use to be determined. Under Lower Manhattan Development Corp. ownership. Port Authority says it will gain control; LMDC says no deal made and use should be residential. Set to open: TBD Projected cost: $1.7 billion

Site rendering

11 11A rendering of Two World Trade Center. Construction stalled at ground level as Silverstein Properties seeks anchor tenant.
(Sources: Silverstein Properties, Port Authority, Lower Manhattan Development Corp., “Power at Ground Zero” by Lynne B. Sagalyn)