The Entire World Financial Center hosts offices of varied companies including Merrill Lynch, RBC Capital Markets, Nomura Group, American Express, Dow Jones and Brookfield Office Properties, among other businesses.
The 4 towers, including 33 to 54 stories, provide eight-million sq . ft . of office, retail and public space on fourteen acres of land in the center of Battery Park City. Four stocky, polished granite-and-glass towers are topped with geometrically shaped crowns, each one of these identifying people: a dome for Merrill Lynch, a good pyramid for American Express, a cut pyramid for Dow Jones and Oppenheimer along with a solid pyramid for number 3 World Financial Center.
World Financial Center in 2013
The Globe Financial Center happens to be undergoing a $250 million renovation and expansion project. The main components of the project will include a transit pavilion to be built as an extension of the existing Winter Garden building, about the West Street end. Preliminary plans had needed the demolition from the Grand Staircase, which until 2001 was the principle focal feeder point towards the Winter Garden along with the waterfront, because it linked to the Vesey Street pedestrian bridge adjacent to the original World Trade Center. The Grand Staircase has been used being an amphitheater thus, the plans for demolition had outraged residents, who promptly appealed for the preservation in the latest redevelopment plans. The transit pavilion is slated to start in fall 2013 and it is expected to have url at 100 West Street.
One notable example is 2 World Financial Center: a European-style marketplace plus a dining terrace are required to open up in the Fall of 2013. The space between 3 and 4 WFC, at 225 Vesey Street, which currently contains retail, will likely be expanded to support in‑line retail and high end fashion retail, in line with the plans and renderings.Overall, the intent of the renovation is to drive more tourism to the area while using retail as well as the new accessibility to the passageway under West Street. Additionally it is being developed as being a catalyst to integrate and drive development in battery Park City area, since the globe Financial Center sits in the middle of a largely residential neighborhood.With many restaurants and retail temporarily closed due to construction, a new food truck court has been in operation since early 2012 on North End Avenue. Various food trucks that operate around New York, serving a variety of foods, service the World Financial Center/Battery Park City area 10 days every week during lunch hours. See the World Financial Center on a New York City Tour from OnBoard Tours.
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