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Additional Doka-contract at Ground Zero

25.03.2014 | News
Rebuilding at Ground Zero moving full speed ahead; World Trade Center Complex will serve simultaneously as a new landmark and a memorial for New York. Following Towers 2 and 4, constructor Roger & Sons relies on Austrian formwork specialist's know-how for Tower 3 as well: Doka is providing formwork solution and ensures on-time work processes.
After a standstill lasting several months, construction of the World Trade Center Tower 3 continues under the leadership of Roger & Sons. Owing to its decades of experience in highrise construction, Doka was secured as reliable formwork partner for 3 World Trade Center. Upon completion, the tower also known by the name of its address, 175 Greenwich Street, will boast an overall height of 357 m.

Award-winning Tower

For his design of the 71-storey tower, British architect Richard Rogers of the architectural firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partner was awarded the Pritzker Prize. The building planned to be the third-highest on the World Trade Center-area is characterised by a design that combines concrete and steel. The core made of reinforced concrete is enveloped by the silhouette of a steel structure; the facade consists of glass. Most storeys will accommodate offices. Shops and technical facilities are slated to occupy the podium consisting of first eight levels. A massive reinforced steel core with built-in lifts and staircases dominates the interior of the building. This structural concept meets highest requirements for safety. All other sister towers of the World Trade Center are built based on the same principle. 3WTC is scheduled to open in 2017.
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