Rebirth In Lower Manhattan: Inside Four World Trade Center
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The new Four World Trade Center isn’t scheduled to open for another year, but Friday, reporters got a sneak peek.
WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb On The Story
The $2 billion, eventually 72-floor, 977-foot-tall skyscraper in the southeast corner of the original World Trade Center site offers absolutely stunning panoramic views through floor to ceiling windows.
With the anniversary of 9/11 right around the corner, the developers also want to underline safety.
“They are incredibly strong structurally,” Janno Lieber of developer Silverstein Properties told WCBS 880 reporter Rich Lamb. “You have three-foot-thick concrete walls, and you see them right in front of you, that encase all of the safety and exiting systems of the entire building – the stairways, the elevators, all of the standpipes that bring water, communications.”
He noted that those concrete walls are impregnated with steel reinforcing bars.
Lieber compared the center core of the building to a bunker, adding that whatever happens, occupants will be in a position to get out.
Four World Trade Center was topped off back on June 25.