The World Financial Center is a complex of buildings across West Street from the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan in New York City, overlooking the Hudson River. This complex is home to offices of major corporations including Merrill Lynch and American Express as well as Dow Jones and its Wall Street Journal division among others. The entire complex is owned by Brookfield Properties, except for the space occupied by American Express.
Designed by César Pelli, with Adamson Associates, the complex was built by Olympia and York between 1985 and 1988 on landfill used to build Battery Park City. The fill material came from dirt excavated during the building of the World Trade Center, as well as garbage, dirt and debris.
Portions of the complex, especially the Winter Garden, were severely damaged in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, but have since been reopened after significant repairs.
- One World Financial Center (1986), height 577 ft (176 m), 40 stories
- Address: 200 Liberty Street
- Leasable area: 1,628,000 ft² (151,000 m²)
- Rooftop: square, sloping top
- Two World Financial Center (1987), height 645 ft (197 m), 44 stories
- Address: 225 Liberty Street
- Leasable area: 2,491,000 ft² (231,000 m²)
- Rooftop: round dome
- Three World Financial Center (1985), height 739 ft (225 m), 51 stories
- Address: 200 Vesey Street
- Leasable area: 1,200,000 ft² (111,000 m²)
- Rooftop: pyramid
- Four World Financial Center (1986) height 500 ft (152 m), 34 stories ("North Tower")
- Address: 250 Vesey Street
- Leasable area: 1,800,000 ft² (167,000 m²)
- Rooftop: square, with several "steps"
- Winter Garden Atrium (1988) a 45,000 ft² glass domed pavilion housing various plants, trees and flowers, also shopping areas, cafes (located between buildings 2 and 3) Rebuilt after terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
- Leasable area: 295,000 ft² (27,000 m²)
- NYMEX building (1997) 16 stories
- Address: 1 North End Avenue
- Leasable area: 500,000 ft² (46,000 m²)