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Thread: 150 Greenwich Street - WTC Tower #4 - by Fumihiko Maki

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    Too shiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMac View Post
    Wall Street Journal
    September 22, 2011

    Port Authority Plans WTC Bond Change

    By ELIOT BROWN

    Since April, the fight had threatened to halt construction of 4 World Trade, a 72-story tower being built by developer Larry Silverstein. Mr. Silverstein needs to sell more than $1.3 billion in tax-free bonds to finish construction on the building, now 51 stories up.

    Without a bond sale, he stood to run out of money for the tower later this year, a person familiar with the matter said.

    Copyright ©2011 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
    I would certainly be in favor of truncating this monstrocity's height to save costs. This tower is one of the better examples of "less is more"... in this case less ugly.

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    Have you guys seen the tower in person? It's actually quite gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    Too shiny.
    Good thing Maki chose to go with a matte finish on the glass.

    Imagine what it would be if he'd opted for high gloss.

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    ^Is that sarcasm? This is the most un-matte object built in a urban area since the Chicago Bean was unveiled to the public.

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    ?? 4 WTC's glass has a matte finish? It doesn't look substantially different to 1 WTC's glass (to my untrained eye). Besides, I thought it was discarded a while back by Silverstein.

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    I think the reference is to the original design that was since changed. In any event, this is one of a number of buildings that looks much better in person than in photos. Some other buildings, off the top of my head, include the centurion, 123 Washington, and 200 11th ave (yes, it's even better in person).

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    Just a few more floors until the setback begins, which (at least thinking off the top of my head) should result in faster construction, barring complications, of course.

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    Two more floors to the setback, then 18 (I think) to the roof.

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    GlobeSt.com
    October 7, 2011

    EXCLUSIVE

    NYC Human Resources Takes 582,000 SF at 4 WTC

    By Jacqueline Hlavenka



    The New York City Human Resources Administration will be consolidating and relocating its executive and administrative staff to 4 World Trade Center in early 2015, city officials confirm to GlobeSt.com. A source close to the deal but not affiliated with the HRA says the NYC HRA will take 582,000 square feet on floors 22 to 35 in the 2.3-million-square-foot tower, making it the second largest government tenant here.

    Connie Ress, deputy commissioner for communications and marketing at the NYC HRA, tells GlobeSt.com that the HRA will move from its three current locations at 180 Water St., 2 Washington St. and 250 Church St. “It was communicated to all of our staff late yesterday,” she says, noting that the move will not affect the HRA’s 75 care sites throughout the five boroughs.

    “We are a very large agency, and all of our frontline staff help people in all of those sites. This move is simply the executive and administrative staff.” The source says the HRA's three current office locations total approximately 700,000 square feet about 3,000 employees will be making the move to 4 WTC.

    In 2006, the city agreed to lease the property with Silverstein Properties, but an agency was not yet established for the space. The agreement calls for rents starting at $56.50 per square foot. The class A building--to be completed 2013--will also be occupied by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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    If what I'm seeing is correct (via Earth-cam), core scaffolding is up for the last two floors before the set-back.

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