With One World Trade Center nearing completion, it's time to turn our attention to the megaproject's other towers. Mayor Bloomberg tells the Post that work on Tower 3 is "much closer than anyone realizes." Developer Larry Silverstein is on the verge of signing tenants for the building, which would allow construction to continue. GroupM, a subsidiary of advertising company WPP, is expected to lease 550,000 of the 2.8 million square feet in the 80-story tower, designed by Richard Rogers. The below-ground portion of the building is already complete, but an anchor tenant is needed to tap into financing from the Port Authority.
Tower 2, on the other hand, is still "way down the road." Whenever it does finally rise, Tower 2 will be the second tallest tower of the bunch, but right now, it's waiting on "more favorable market conditions." Tower 4 is expected to be complete late this year, as is One World Trade Center. If all goes as planned for Tower 3, it will open in 2015.
· 3 World Trade is Up & Coming [NYP]
· World Trade Center coverage [Curbed]
· 3 World Trade Center [official]