When Will the World Trade Center Be Finished?

view from 1WTC 9513A reader sent in a few photos from a visit to the 64th floor of 1 World Trade Center—including the one above, which is worth clicking on for the full view—and they coincided nicely with Curbed’s roundup of recent news about the building and its kin: “The year ahead will be a busy one, with One World Trade Center […] opening in early 2014 to anchor tenant Condé Nast and others. Meanwhile, the three-level observatory at its top, One World Observatory, will take longer to complete and open to visitors in 2015. But before that, 4 World Trade Center will kick its doors wide open this very fall—November, in fact—and count Port Authority as its main tenant.”

The 9/11 Museum, as we learned recently, is aiming to open this spring.

Back to Curbed: The Santiago Calatrava–designed “PATH train hub, which will connect Jersey commuters to Lower Manhattan will have a host of retail shops and a rather swoopy main hall and oculus, is on track for a 2015 grand opening.” Just look down Greenwich to see the ribs going up (right).

3 World Trade Center should start construction once the anchor tenant, ad agency GroupM, signs the lease. 2 World Trade Center is waiting on tenants, and the performing arts center needs money. Maybe citizen Bloomberg will step in….

Finally, the New York Post says that retail shops are being lined up: “Westfield is said to have signed a lease with Victoria’s Secret—and is said to be close to deals with dozens of retailers, including Apple, J. Lindberg, Tory Burch, Theory, Michael Kors, Swatch and Abercrombie & Fitch, as well as several glamorous international brands.” So I guess that means Abercrombie would ditch the Seaport?

Anyway, here are the other 1WTC photos; the second one is of the (a?) ground floor elevator lobby.

1WTC base sept20131WTC lobby sept20131WTC southwest view sept2013



  1. Abercrombie ditch the Seaport???? NEVER! :-) They just completed a gut renovation of the space to reopen after Sandy. I predict they will keep this store as the new Pier 17 will be a huge tourist attraction and they are in a great spot to capture them going to and fro. In addition, the location is special to Abercrombie. It was founded in the Financial District very close to its current location so there is sentimental value as well. That said, they will continue to make money there and that’s why it will remain.

  2. p.s. Alfanoose is reopening at 64 Fulton, not 150 Fulton, as reported earlier.