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80-story 3 World Trade Center to open after years of delays
Jun 10

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Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) _ An 80-story office building set to open at the World Trade Center will be the third completed skyscraper at the site where the twin towers stood.

Monday's ribbon-cutting for the 1,079-foot (329-meter) 3 World Trade Center marks a major step in the rebuilding of the site.

The new $2.7 billion building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Rogers, is the fifth-tallest building in New York City.

Its 62-foot (19-meter) lobby faces the National Sept. 11 Museum. It consists of an 80-story tower straddling a 17-story ``podium.''

Tenants will include the advertising firm 3M and consultants McKinsey & Co.

Construction of the building was stalled for years by lack of financing and disputes between developer Larry Silverstein and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

By The Associated Press, Copyright 2019