Silverstein Properties is set to open the future home of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at 150 Greenwich Street, marking a historic first for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site.
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By November, the first of the four office buildings that will make up the new World Trade Center will be finished, with 1 WTC to follow in early 2014. Let’s take a quick look at where construction and development efforts stand across the rest of the site.
Thanks to a transaction that will resonate throughout New York City’s commercial real estate – and green building – industries, Silverstein Properties is close to moving forward with construction on the Richard Rogers-designed, LEED Gold-hopeful 3 World Trade Center.
After becoming the first tenant to implement New York City’s Energy Aligned Lease Clause, the law firm WilmerHale has announced another environmental milestone for its offices at 7 World Trade Center: LEED for Commercial Interiors Gold certification.
What’s most interesting about two recent deals totaling 12,400 square feet at 7 WTC is that at least one of the tenants was attracted to the building’s LEED rating, in addition to its stunning views and Downtown location.
Although designed primarily for San Francisco buildings, the free, on-line resource is being promoted as adaptable for any geographic location and is divided into three sections: a general green leasing guide, tips on stakeholder engagement, and a checklist of items summarizing key sustainability metrics for any property.
Silverstein Properties has completed the lease-up of its LEED Gold-certified 7 World Trade Center, inking a 125,000-square-foot, 20-year deal with financial services firm MSCI, Inc.
Silverstein Properties has incorporated the Mayor’s Green Leasing Language into a 210,000-square-foot lease at New York City’s first LEED Gold-certified commercial office building.
With $2 billion in construction contracts already on the street for the $20 billion redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, Larry Silverstein calls the project a “freight train – the only way to stop it will be when all of the [LEED Gold] buildings are complete.”