Work has resumed atop the seven-story podium base of Larry Silverstein’s 3 World Trade Center, though a full construction loan for the developer has not yet come through.
Silverstein’s recent agreement with the Port Authority allows him to immediately tap $50 million of a total of $159 million in insurance proceeds, moving construction past the eight stories at which the planned 80-story tower currently stands. The remainder of the funds are currently held in a reserve fund.
The Richard Rogers-designed tower is slated for completion by early 2018, Silverstein says. Media company GroupM has already inked a lease for 550,000 square feet inside the 2.3 million-square-foot building. [NYP, 2nd item] — Julie Strickland