09/12/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/12/2019 11:03
PORT AUTHORITY AND SILVERSTEIN PROPERTIES ANNOUNCE OPENING OF 3 WTC TRANSIT LOBBY
Date: Sep 12, 2019
Press Release Number: 145-2019
New entranceway will provide convenient access for workers traveling to and from 3 WTC by PATH or New York City subways
The Port Authority and Silverstein Properties today announced that the 3 World Trade Center transit lobby - which will provide employees in that office tower with convenient access from PATH or New York City subways to the building's lobby - has opened.
The 3 WTC transit lobby is located on the southwest corner of the mezzanine level of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, near the current transit lobby entrance for 4 WTC. It will allow workers to go from the transit systems, through the transportation hub's mezzanine level to 3 WTC without having to access the tower from street level as they do today.
The project was funded by the Port Authority while Silverstein Properties oversaw the construction of the new access point.
'Every day, we see new transformative things taking place on this campus that make it an even more attractive venue for people to work or visit,' said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O'Toole. 'The opening of this new transit lobby is just one of many initiatives we have completed in the past year to continue the campus' revival and to improve the customer experience for its tenants.'
'Our goal for the past year is to make the World Trade Center campus as vibrant, lively and customer friendly as possible, and the opening of this new access to 3 WTC furthers our commitment to achieve that goal,' said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton. 'The 9,000 employees who now work in 3 WTC will now have a far more convenient way to get to and from the subway, PATH and World Trade Center retail shops.'
'We work every day with our partners at the Port Authority to make the new World Trade Center an exciting, creative and dynamic place to work, shop and visit,' said Larry Silverstein, Chairman of Silverstein Properties. 'Our new office buildings are connected to the city in every way - on the streets and sidewalks, and now underground thanks to this great new transit lobby. It's a terrific amenity for the employees in the building, and for everyone visiting the World Trade Center.'
3 WTC opened in June 2018 and is now home to major tenants including Group M, Diageo, Better.com, Casper, IEX, Hudson River Trading and Kelley Drye. Since the building's opening, the Port Authority has undertaken numerous initiatives to create an uplifting, inviting atmosphere for workers and visitors on the World Trade Center campus.
This past summer, the first ever movie nights were held on the campus' Liberty Park. In June, a real rice paddy was installed on the Oculus Plaza, which will be harvested in late September for a special dinner planned for the site. And this past Sunday, the highly successful Smorgasburg - the largest outdoor weekly food market in the United States - expanded to a second day, now opening on Sundays in addition to Fridays through the end of October. Also planned for the fall are entertainment opportunities on Cortlandt Way.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.
About Silverstein Properties
Silverstein Properties is a privately held, full-service real estate development, investment and management firm based in New York. Founded in 1957 by Chairman Larry Silverstein, the company has developed, owned and managed more than 40 million square feet of commercial, residential, retail and hotel space. Recent projects include 7 World Trade Center, the first LEED-certified office tower in New York City (2006), 4 World Trade Center (2013), Four Seasons Walt Disney Resort (2014), the Four Seasons Downtown (2016), One West End (2017) and 3 World Trade Center (2018). For further information on Silverstein Properties, please visit http://www.silversteinproperties.com