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For many New Yorkers, the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center remains one of the City’s best-kept secrets. The spectacular glass atrium overlooking the Hudson River makes a picture-perfect venue, and year-round programming that ranges from dance and music performances to food events and art installations is ripe for discovery. Best of all, admission to exhibitions is always free of charge.

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World financial center

  1. 1. World Financial CenterAn Educational Presentation from OnBoard Tourshttp://newyorktours.onboardtours.com
  2. 2. World Financial Center: New York World Financial Center located across the street from the original World Trade Center is home to offices of big corporations like Merrill Lynch, RBC Capital Markets, Nomura Group, American Express, Dow Jones and Brookfield Office Properties among others The four towers, ranging from 33 to 54 stories, provide eight-million square feet of office, retail and public space on fourteen acres of land in the center of Battery Park City. Four stocky, polished granite-and-glass towers are topped with geometrically shaped crowns, each one identifying their owners: a dome for Merrill Lynch, a solid pyramid for American Express, a cut pyramid for Dow Jones and Oppenheimer and a solid pyramid for number three World Financial Center. © OnBoard 2010 2
  3. 3. World Financial Center: New York ToursThe World Financial Center is currently undergoinga $250 million renovation and expansion project.The main elements of the project include a transitpavilion to be built as an extension of the existingWinter Garden building, on the West Street end.Preliminary plans had called for the demolition ofthe Grand Staircase, which until 2001 was the mainfocal entry point to the Winter Garden and thewaterfront, as it connected to the Vesey Streetpedestrian bridge adjacent to the original WorldTrade Center. The Grand Staircase has also beenused as an amphitheater; thus, the plans fordemolition had outraged residents, who promptlyappealed for its preservation in the latestredevelopment plans. The transit pavilion is slatedto open in fall 2013 and is expected to have anaddress at 100 West Street. © OnBoard 2010 3
  4. 4. World Financial Center: NY AttractionFor New Yorkers, the Winter Garden at the World FinancialCenter remains one of the City’s best-kept secrets. Thespectacular glass atrium overlooking the Hudson River makesa picture-perfect venue, and year-round programming thatranges from dance and music performances to food eventsand art installations is ripe for discovery. Best of all,admission to exhibitions is always free of charge.One notable example is 2 World Financial Center: aEuropean-style marketplace and a dining terrace are expectedto open in fall 2013. The space between 3 and 4 WFC, at 225Vesey Street, which currently contains retail, will beexpanded to accommodate in‑line retail and high end fashionretail, according to the plans and renderings. © OnBoard 2010 4
  5. 5. World Financial Center: BuildingsA new food truck court has been inoperation since early 2012 on North EndAvenue. Various food trucks thatoperate around New York City, servinga variety of foods, service the WorldFinancial Center/Battery Park City areafive days a week during lunch hours.Overall, the intent is to drive moretourism in the area with the retail andthe new access to the passagewayunder West Street. It is also beingdeveloped as a catalyst to integrate anddrive development in the Battery ParkCity area, of which the World FinancialCenter sits promptly in between thelargely residential neighborhood.
  6. 6. A Word from our Sponsor OnBoard Tours © OnBoard 2012 6
  7. 7. Brought to you by OnBoard Tours OnBoard Tours typically combine a walking tour with a yacht cruise and short rides on a climate- controlled mini-coach.Check out our tours in:•New York City•Las Vegas•Washington DC•Los Angeles © OnBoard 2010 7
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