3 World Trade Center construction nearing an end date

Steve Cuozzo New York Post

Since Larry Silverstein got all his financing for 3 World Trade Center last fall, the project has appeared to some to be rising slowly above its 7-story “podium” level. But the pace is rapidly picking up.

Construction of 3 World Trade Center, seen here in June, should be complete by December 2016.Photo: AP

Construction of 3 World Trade Center, seen here in June, should be complete by December 2016.Photo: AP

The concrete core has reached the 14th floor and for the first time, steel and concrete are going up at the same time. Floors above 14 are basically repetitive, and by summer, the tower will be adding one floor per week en route to its full 80-story height.

So is Silverstein excited?

“How could you not be?” he laughed yesterday. “After 14 years!”

“The steel will top out in Decmeber 2016. By 2018 we’ll have a finished building,” Silverstein said. In addition to GroupM which has leased 500,000 square feet in the 2.8 million square-foot tower, “I’m very excited about activity now taking place” — which of course he wouldn’t specify.

“Beyond that, Tower 2 will ultimately follow,” he said. “And then we’ll have essentially finished the new World Trade Center.”

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