Four World Trade Center

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Four World Trade Center
150 Greenwich Street
Four World Trade Center
Basic data
Place: New York City , United StatesUnited StatesUnited States 
Construction time : 2008-2013
Opening: November 13, 2013
Status : Built
Architectural style : Postmodern
Architect : Fumihiko Maki
Use / legal
Usage : Offices, restaurant, sales area
Owner : Silverstein Properties
Technical specifications
Height : 297.7 m
Height to the roof: 297.7 m
Rank (height) : 8th place (New York)
18th place (USA)
Floors : 72
Usable area : 176,000 m²
Building material : Structure: steel , reinforced concrete ; Facade: glass , aluminum
Building-costs: 800 million US dollars

The Four World Trade Center , also known by the name of its address at 150 Greenwich Street , is a skyscraper in New York City that was built as part of the new World Trade Center complex. On June 25, 2012 the building reached its final height. The grand opening of the skyscraper was on November 13, 2013.


The office building is located on the southeast corner of Ground Zero , the area of ​​the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan . Its address is 150 Greenwich Street , which is also used as an alternative to the name Four World Trade Center (German: World Trade Center Building No. 4 ) as a name for the building. Opposite the Four World Trade Center, on the other side of Greenwich Street, is One Liberty Plaza . The construction site of the Three World Trade Center can be found right next to the tower in a northerly direction , and at its feet is the memorial for the victims of September 11, 2001 .


The building viewed from the west

The building is 297 meters high, making it the fourth tallest structure in the entire new World Trade Center complex. Since the Two World Trade Center has not yet been completed, it is currently the third tallest building in the complex after the One and Three World Trade Centers . After reaching its final height in June 2012, it was the fifth tallest building in New York and, after the construction site of the One World Trade Center, the second tallest structure in the southern part of Manhattan. From a height of 217 meters, the angular structure narrows down to the flat roof at a height of 297 meters. The facade was completely clad with glass. The external supports and the load-bearing elements of the floors are made of steel. Inside the tower has a solid concrete core in which elevators, stairwells and all supply lines are housed. In addition to the other towers in the complex, most of the modern skyscrapers worldwide are built using this construction method, as this type of construction is particularly safe.

The usable area of ​​176,000 m² is distributed over a total of 72 floors above ground; the skyscraper had four basement floors below ground. The lower floors of the high-rise are occupied by a shopping center with numerous shops, restaurants and cafes. In addition to the technical facilities, only offices are located on the floors above; The New York Port Authority is one of the tenants.

Like the other skyscrapers of the new World Trade Center, the Four World Trade Center is owned by New York real estate company Silverstein Properties (with the exception of One World Trade Center, which is largely owned by the New York Port Authority ). Silverstein Properties selected the Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki to plan the building . The construction costs for Tower 4 alone amount to 800 million US dollars .


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) plans to rent 55,700 m² of the building space for the offices of their new headquarters, which were in Tower 1 of the World Trade Center before it was demolished. The City of New York is also planning to rent 56,000 m². The lower floors are to be used by retail companies. Restaurants and cafés are also to be set up there and access to the WTC's own underground station is to be created. Above that there should be almost exclusively office space.

Building site

Construction status in September 2010
Construction work in October 2011
As of November 10, 2012

In the spring of 2008, the excavation of the foundation began. The actual work on the foundation began in October 2008 when the first steel girders and concrete were installed. The construction of the underground floors began in December. The first of the two construction cranes was erected in March 2009. At the beginning of June 2009, several tons of concrete were used for the building core. The street level was reached in autumn 2009. In November the first steel parts were erected above street level. The second crane was erected on December 18, 2009. In January 2010 the building had reached a height of 10 meters. The first four floors of the building were completed in October 2010 after the concrete core had also exceeded street level. In June 2011, the installation of the glass panes on the facade began, while the construction had grown to over 32 floors. At the turn of the year 2011/12, 61 floors of the skyscraper were erected in the shell. On February 16, 2012, there was an accident in which the steel cable of a construction crane broke. Nobody was injured.

The building reached its final height of 297 meters on June 25, 2012, while work on the facade had progressed beyond the 50th floor by that time. The opening took place on November 13, 2013. It was the second skyscraper in the new complex to open after the 7th World Trade Center in 2006.

See also

Web links

Commons : Four World Trade Center  - Collection of Images, Videos, and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Construction begins at Tower 3 ,
  2. Tower 4 ,
  3. ^ World Trade Center Crane Collapses; Accident Halts Construction
  4. ^ First, not tallest, WTC tower topped off ,

Coordinates: 40 ° 42 ′ 37.4 "  N , 74 ° 0 ′ 43"  W.