Construction continues at the World Trade Center site, as 3 World Trade Center restarts and the transit hub races to finish by year's end. Richard Roger's 80-story, 2.8 million-square-foot office and retail tower secured its financing late last year and steel has started to rise at the site. The tower should wrap up sometime in 2018, leaving only Foster's 2 World Trade Center, 5 World Trade Center, and the arts center as the remaining elements of the site not yet started construction. Tenants have begun to move in to 1 World Trade Center, which opened to them in November of last year. The observation deck at the city's tallest tower is slated to open in the spring of this year. Meanwhile, the transit hub topped out in late November of last year and hopes to open for passengers sometime this year. Given the state of the construction site, the opening date seems a bit optimistic, especially due to the bevy of delays that have plagued the project. Lastly, work continues on the elevated Liberty Park at the south end of the site, which will also be home to Calatrava's replacement of St. Nicholas Church that was lost on 9/11.
Architects: Adamson Associates (2 WTC, 3 WTC, 4 WTC), Davis Brody Bond (WTC Memorial and Museum), Foster + Partners (2 WTC), Maki and Associates (4 WTC), Michael Arad with Peter Walker and Partners (WTC Memorial), Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (3 WTC), Santiago Calatrava (WTC Transit Hub), Snohetta (WTC Museum), SOM (1 WTC, 7 WTC), Studio Daniel Libeskind (WTC master plan);
Engineers: WSP Cantor Seinuk (1 WTC, 2 WTC, 3 WTC);
Developers: Silverstein Properties, Inc. (2 WTC, 3 WTC, 4 WTC, 7 WTC), The Durst Organization (1 WTC), The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (1 WTC, WTC Transportation Hub, WTC Memorial and Museum, Retail);
Program: Office, Retail, Memorial, Museum, Transit, Park;
Completion: 1 WTC (2015), 2 WTC (TBD), 3 WTC (2018), 4 WTC (2013), 7 WTC (2006), WTC Transit Hub (2015), WTC Memorial (2011), WTC Museum (2014).