GroupM to Move to 3 World Trade Center
December 23, 2013
Silverstein Properties announced today that GroupM, the world’s leading media investment management group, has signed a 20-year lease at 3 World Trade Center. The firm will occupy approximately Read more...

2010 News Archive

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The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation announced Wednesday the expansion and extension of its Small Firm Assistance Program, which aims to provide relief to small businesses still being affected by the post September 11th rebuilding efforts. NY1's Rebecca Spitz filed the following report.  Read more...
The City’s observance will take place at Zuccotti Park, on Liberty Street between Broadway and Trinity Place, on the morning of Saturday, September 11th. The ceremony will officially begin at 8:40 A.M. Families of those who died on September 11th may start arriving at 7:00 A.M. Music will provide a backdrop throughout the program.   Read more...
9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni today announced the arrival and planting of the first trees on the Memorial Plaza at the World Trade Center site. At least 12 of the nearly 400 trees planned for the Memorial are expected to be planted throughout the day, furthering the commitment that the Memorial will open for the 10th anniversary next year.  Read more...
The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today authorized a series of agreements (collectively known as the “Development Plan”) that will ensure the full restoration of the entire World Trade Center site. The agreement builds on significant momentum at the WTC site, following construction progress site-wide and recent announcements of a transaction with the Durst Organization and a Letter of Intent with Condé Nast.   Read more...
Downtown has emerged as one of the world’s most exciting mixed-use neighborhoods, offering an unparalleled blend of high-tech office space, retail, residential living and cultural attractions. This agreement will ensure that we continue this momentum with a new generation of cutting-edge, green skyscrapers becoming available starting in 2013.   Read more...
It's hard to see from street level, but there's work going on in the former World Trade Center site. So quickly, in fact, that developer Larry Silverstein predicts the site will be finished in the next five to six years.   Read more...
My excitement rose as my plane broke through layers of cloud, revealing the famous skyline of Manhattan where I was going to spend my summer as an intern at the World Trade Center. As the plane circled for landing, I could hardly wait to get started, to see and experience the American – or should I say the New York – way of life.  Read more...
It's taken nearly nine years, but large-scale commercial redevelopment of the World Trade Center site is tantalizingly close to taking off. But everything depends on the outcome of two ongoing, parallel negotiations involving the Port Authority -- neither of which is a sure thing.
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Reflecting significant progress in the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, Project Rebirth has produced “Rebirth Preview 2010” an update of the four minute piece that has been viewed by over 950,000 visitors at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site in downtown Manhattan. Planned for public release in 2011, the Project Rebirth feature length documentary will chronicle the strength of the human spirit coping with disaster: the aftermath of September 11, 2001. “Rebirth Preview 2010” provides audiences an experience of the film, and a reflection of the spirit of the project, which honors 9/11 and the resilience of first responders and victims in the face of trauma and loss.
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In undertaking the daunting task of redeveloping Ground Zero, real estate man Larry Silverstein had a vision: to transform the site into a state-of-the-art office complex. He sought to create a center that’s accessible, secure and eco-friendly all at once.  Read more...
A piece of Lower Manhattan’s nautical history has been uncovered at the World Trade Center site, where crews found a preserved section of a ship’s hull dating back more than 200 years.  Read more...
Unlike virtually anywhere else in New York, and perhaps the country, Lower Manhattan holds centuries of detailed history in its shoreline. It’s easy to see why, considering the sandy beaches of New Amsterdam was gradually expanded by landfill over the past three centuries -- each time covering up yet another layer of everything from household items to ships to bulkheads.  Read more...
1 World Trade Center tower steel is now above the 28th floor   Read more...
With just over a year before the World Trade Center memorial is due to open, workers are piecing together thousands of granite tiles that will line the two square pools where the twin towers stood.   Read more...
Construction is starting today at World Trade Center Tower 3, one of four planned skyscrapers in a spiral structure to be built by Silverstein Properties at the World Trade Center site, according to Janno Lieber, president of World Trade Center Properties, an affiliate of Silverstein Properties.   Read more...
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is expected to arrive in the city Tuesday.

The 84-year-old monarch will lay a wreath at the World Trade Center site to pay tribute to the victims of the September 11th terror attacks.
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The number of hotels in Lower Manhattan has tripled since September 11, 2001, and the number of rooms in the district has increased by more than 60 percent, the Alliance for Downtown New York announced today.  Read more...
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Tuesday approved an agreement under which the city will reimburse the authority up to $44 million for building underground foundations and infrastructure for a performing arts center at ground zero.  Read more...
Associated Press
It may be one of the most exclusive eateries in New York City.  Read more...
The World Center Hotel opened on the south perimeter of the developing World Trade Center site Wednesday, becoming the first hotel to open in Lower Manhattan since the September 11th terrorist attacks.   Read more...
Nearly nine years after the September 11th terrorist attacks, this Saturday will mark the first official commemoration of those who took part in the rescue, recovery, volunteer and clean-up mission during the aftermath.   Read more...
Here’s something fun to play with this morning, to use a word not normally associated with 9/11. The September 11 Memorial and Museum released an eye-popping 3D Google Earth model of plans for the whole 16-acre ground zero area.   Read more...
A major milestone will be reached at Ground Zero next month when every project within the original World Trade Center site will be under construction -- a heartening leap forward for a venture that's been plagued by constant delays.

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Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) will be moving its New York offices to 7 World Trade Center on May 17. Its current offices will be closed on May 14 as they make the transition.  Read more...
A software modeling system being used by the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center, the organization charged with facilitating all of the construction south of Canal Street, is now offering a 4-D model of the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. Like most software, it gives viewers a virtual glimpse at the future site's height, width and depth. There's also the fourth dimension of time, as the model predicts what will be constructed when.  Read more...
1 WTC (Freedom Tower) Steel and concrete installation and tower is up to the equivalent of the 24th floor and rising. Superstructure steel now being installed.   Read more...
The shrines of candles and flowers and the broken pieces of steel standing at ground zero became iconic images of post-Sept. 11 New York in the weeks after the terrorist attack.  Read more...
The complexity of erecting a tower at the World Trade Center (WTC) site is unparalleled in New York City. The substructure alone for both 1 WTC and 4 WTC required more than two years' time to plant the towers' footings on bedrock, then construct reinforced-steel levels as deep down as 85 feet -- all while coordinating infrastructure for extensive utilities; the rebuilt Cortlandt, Fulton, and Greenwich Streets; and the Vehicular Security Center(VSC).  Read more...
After years of delays and months of negotiations, Ground Zero developer Larry Silverstein reached a tentative deal yesterday with the Port Authority for him to build two of his planned office towers at the World Trade Center.   Read more...
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The World Trade Center developer and government agencies that control the site have reached a tentative deal to resolve a 16-month stalemate over rebuilding at ground zero.  Read more...
The States of New York and New Jersey, the City of New York, the Port Authority and Silverstein Properties announced today the outline of a development plan for the east side of the World Trade Center site. The plan calls for the immediate restoration of the east side of the WTC site to at least street level, the completion of Tower 4 by 2013 and the phase-in of Towers 2 and 3 over time. All other projects, including the 9/11 Memorial, One World Trade Center, the WTC Transportation Hub and other public infrastructure, will continue moving forward.  Read more...
“Build it now” was the refrain as hundreds of construction union members lined the plaza outside 7 World Trade Center Tuesday afternoon. About a dozen industry and political leaders sounded the same refrain: demanding that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Silverstein Properties Inc. negotiate an end to the stalemate over financing of SPI’s planned towers at Ground Zero.  Read more...
Thousands of unionized construction workers, plus a few elected officials, are expected to hold a rally Tuesday to pressure the two sides warring over rebuilding part of Ground Zero to reach an agreement.  Read more...
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum won’t open for at least another couple years, but the museum is starting its programming early with a speakers series targeted toward New Yorkers. Called “9/11, Today and Tomorrow,” the series will examine the continuing impact of 9/11 on everything from security to culture. The four events scheduled so far include:

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Lower Manhattan’s commercial market is remaining stable as 2010 progresses, notwithstanding the specter of massive space givebacks as financial sector tenants downsize or vacate. A report by the Alliance for Downtown New York notes that the submarket continues to boast one of the lowest office vacancy rates in the US, while the area saw twice as many retail openings in 2009 as in 2008.   Read more...
The National September 11 Memorial & Museum has tapped James Connors to oversee the museum’s design and construction department. The move comes at a time when there are growing worries about whether it will be able to open by the 10th anniversary of the attack as scheduled.   Read more...
The agency in charge of bringing down the former Deutsche Bank Building says the project is now on target, three years after the 41 story structure was supposed to be gone. NY1's Rebecca Spitz filed the following report.  Read more...
"I describe it as a national disgrace." Larry Silverstein, the 78-year-old New York City real estate tycoon, shook his head slowly as we stood over the muddy pit known around the world as Ground Zero. It took three cameramen from "60 Minutes" to photograph the expanse of the 16-acre hole that was once the basement of the World Trade Center. True, some construction had begun, but as I stood there with Silverstein looking at rainwater pooling down below, I thought, "Nobody's gonna believe this."

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised developer Larry Silverstein for offering several proposals, including putting more of his own money at risk, to end his battle with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey over building his towers at Ground Zero. He also criticized the agency for delays and challenged it to step up to the plate and lay out its ideas.  Read more...
From the fourth deck of One World Trade Center, about 100 feet above street level, the entire Trade Center site stretches out in one big jumble of steel, concrete and machinery.   Read more...

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