World Trade Center Tower 3

Location:New York, NY
Architect:Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Adamson Associates
Client:Silverstein Properties, Inc.
Size:2.5 Million

World Trade Center Tower 3, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners and Adamson Associates, is the third tallest building on the site, standing at 1,240 feet, and holds commercial offices with trading space and a retail podium, and a connection to the WTC Transportation Hub.

At the ground level, a triple-height cable-net facade reinforces the transparency of the lobby entrance. The facade is column free with a curtain wall glass facade allowing for panoramic tower views and views of the September 11 Memorial. There are multiple roof set backs.

Vidaris is providing comprehensive building envelope consulting and monitoring services that include work throughout all phases of design and construction. Vidaris is collaborating with the design team in the formulation and development of performance criteria as well as contract document preparation and review. Vidaris was also instrumental in the development and specification and selection of building exterior materials which included a high performance thermally-broken window wall system incorporating low-e glass. Construction administration services includes shop drawing review, witnessing of laboratory and field testing and monitoring of installation for conformance to design objectives as well as code requirements.

In addition to envelope consulting, Vidaris has also provided energy modeling services to earn LEED Optimize Energy points and comply with Executive Order 111. Studies included energy efficiency measures that could be implemented by both the tenants and the building owner, and optimization of the 1.2MW cogeneration plant.


Photo Credit: Pavel Bendov Photography

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