Work Hard, Play Hard at One World Trade Center

By Steve Coleman, Media Relations Staff

It’s no secret that the iconic One World Trade Center is home to some of the hardest-charging professionals in the publishing, financial and technology worlds – everyone from Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and thousands of her colleagues at Conde Nast publications to the brilliant mathematicians and software engineers at High 5 Games.

Where do they go to escape their stress-filled workdays?  There’s a new playground they can call their own in the 1,776-story tower.


View from One World Commons on the 64th floor of One WTC                 Photo by Lenis Rodrigues

Recently, the Durst Organization and the Port Authority opened One World Commons on the tower’s 64th floor, an eclectic mix of programming and resources for tenants of One WTC and their guests.  The common area occupies 25,000 square feet of the 31,288 square foot floor.  Five thousand additional square feet are being reserved for a reception area.

Looking to socialize over a quick cup of coffee?  Check.  How about a round of pool, table tennis or video games? Check.  Or maybe a wellness class or a Yoga program during lunch?  Check. Topping it off is perhaps the most appealing feature of the new space:  the incredible view of the New York City skyline.

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The space includes a café featuring a coffee bar and “grab and go” food and beverages.  There’s also a state-of-the-art multi-purpose meeting room, flexibly designed to accommodate a variety of large corporate events, town-hall sessions, and daytime and nighttime social events.

“One World Trade Center is already a special address among the world’s most pre-eminent office buildings,” said Beth Wolfowitz, the Port Authority’s Director of Leasing and Development for the World Trade Center Redevelopment Department.

“A special address needs a special place for its tenants,” Wolfowitz said, “We’re convinced this new amenity will be the talk of the town and one of the most well-known spaces of any commercial building in the city.”

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