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 companies including Merrill Lynch, Nomura Group, the Wall Street Journal and American Express, as well as Dow Jones among others. The entire complex is owned by Brookfield Properties, except for the space occupied by American Express (which American Express owns). The complex also serves as the corporate headquarters for Brookfield Properties, which has its headquarters in Tower Three.

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.

The complex has its own zip code, 10281.

Buildings and Tenants
  • 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: truncated square pyramid
    • Tenants
      • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
      • Deloitte and Touche
      • Dow Jones & Co.
      • Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
      • National Financial Services
      • Willis of New York
      • XL America
      • Battery Park City Authority
      • AECOM Technical Services
      • Hill Betts & Nash
      • Ronin Capital
      • Royal Alliance Associates
      • Tata Consultancy Services
  • 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
    • Tenants
      • Commerzbank
      • D'Amato & Lynch, LLP
      • Deloitte & Touche
      • Merrill Lynch
      • Nomura Group
      • State Street Corporation
      • Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
      • France Telecom
      • Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
      • Platinum Reinsurance
      • Mercury Capital Advisors
      • Harding Advisory
      • Pacific American Corporation
      • Sompo Japan
      • Infinium Capital Management
      • WCG Management LP
      • Hunter Roberts Construction
      • AECOM Technical Services
  • 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
    • Tenants
      • American Express
      • Computer Generated Solutions Inc.
      • Royal Bank of Canada
      • Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
      • Brookfield Office Properties
      • Eagle Advisors
      • Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell
  • 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: ziggurat
    • Tenants
      • Bank of America 100%
  • 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)
    • Dining
      • Au Bon Pain
      • Au Mandarin
      • Blockheads Burritos
      • Caravelli's
      • Ciao Bella Gelato
      • Columbus Bakery
      • Cosi Sandwich Bar
      • Devon & Blakely
      • Donald Sacks
      • Ed's Lobster Bar
      • Elixir Juice Bar
      • Financier Patisserie
      • The Grill Room
      • P.J. Clarke's
      • Southwest NY
      • Starbucks Coffee Company
      • Yushi
    • Shopping & Services
      • Add Accessories
      • American Express Travel Services
      • Aminah et les amis
      • Ann Taylor
      • Banana Republic
      • Boomerang Toys
      • Cobbler Express Shoe Repair
      • Diamond's Hallmark
      • Erwin Pearl
      • eShave
      • Gap
      • Georgiou Studio
      • Godiva Chocolatier
      • Joseph Cione & Co. Salon
      • Lilibeth Beautiful Brows & Eyes
      • Rite Aid
      • Sunglass Hut
      • Urban Athletics
      • World Financial Center Florist
      • World Optical
  • NYMEX building (1997) 16 stories
    • Address: 1 North End Avenue
    • Leasable area: 500,000 ft² (46,000 m²)
    • Tenants
      • New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX)
      • New York Board of Trade (NYBOT)

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