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Your Guide to the World Trade Center Complex (Part 2)

We have all heard a lot about the Freedom Tower but most of us are not too familiar with the other towers to be a part of the World Trade Center complex. Here is an overview of 2 of the major World Trade Center Towers:

5 World Trade Center

While towers 2, 3, and 4 are being developed by Silverstein Properties, the 5 World Trade Center project is now being managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. So far not much has developed at the 5 WTC; however the tower was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox. 5 WTC is set to be 42 floors high with a 7 story cantilevered section starting on the 12th floor. The design was intended to accommodate JP Morgan Chase’s large trading floors while leaving room on the ground for the building of a neighboring church.  

7 World Trade Center

Construction on the 52-story, 7 World Trade Center tower was completed in 2006, leading the renewal efforts in Downtown Manhattan. The US Green Council’s “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design” program gave the tower gold-status, making it the first hi-rise in the city to receive the honor. About 30% of the tower’s steel is recycled and rainwater is collected to irrigate the park and cool the building.

You may be wondering why 6 World Trade Center is not on the list, that is because as of now, it is not a part of the complex vision, however there are talks of a tower with the famed architecture Franck Gehry to design it.

For more information on the World Trade Center Complex, visit http://goo.gl/ntTtnF

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