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Posted by Tasha Weiss on March 11, 2013 at 11:10 AM.
Steel is rising at 3 World Trade Center, a phased skyscraper project with seven stories being built now and the remaining 73 floors going up after leases have been ensured. When complete, it will be the third-tallest building at the new WTC complex and will consist of a number of progressive collapse features, including a reinforced concrete core, architectural bracing and horizontal truss and reduced beam section (RBS) steel moment connections — and will be clad in an external structural steel frame. The steel fabricator for the project is Owen Steel Company (an AISC member/AISC certified fabricator). Photo: Jacinda Collins, AISC
Three World Trade Center is a bold design by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers. Expected to rise to 80 stories by 2015, the tower will include 2.8 million sq. ft of office space spread across 53 floors and five trading floors, and will also have five levels of retail at and below grade. (View renderings of 3 WTC.)
The tower will consist of a reinforced concrete core with a steel structure outside the core, and will be clad in an external structural steel frame. Its safety systems will exceed New York City building code and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey requirements, and it will seek to achieve the LEED Gold standard for energy efficiency, according to the World Trade Center website.
Owen Steel Company (an AISC member/AISC certified fabricator) is the steel fabricator for the project and WSP Cantor Seinuk is the engineer of record.
The tower will be situated at the center of the various buildings around the 9/11 Memorial. The original 3 World Trade Center, a Marriott hotel, was destroyed during the collapse of the twin towers.
For more information and updates on 3 WTC and the new World Trade Center complex, visit www.wtc.com.