Slideshow: Inside the World Trade Center

World Trade Center
7 World Trade Center
7 World Trade Center
WTC models
3 World Trade Center
4 World Trade Center
4 World Trade Center
4 World Trade Center
WTC construction
1 World Trade Center
Midtown Manhattan

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Silverstein Properties invited Commercial Observer for an exclusive three-hour tour of the ear-popping existing buildings on the World Trade Center site, and the views were stunning. Even after a difficult week in which the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey thwarted Chairman Larry Silverstein‘s effort to get additional construction financing for 3 World Trade Center, the folks at Silverstein are inviting everyone to take a closer look. Photos by Arman Dzidzovic for Commercial Observer.

7 World Trade Center. (Photo: Arman Dzidzovic)

The 741-foot 7 WTC was designed by 1 WTC architect David Childs, consulting partner at Skidmore Owings & Merrill. (Arman Dzidzovic/For Commercial Observer)

Dazzling renderings and models fill the sleek leasing center where Silverstein Properties shows off the buildings to potential tenants. (Arman Dzidzovic/For Commercial Observer)

While 3 WTC’s construction has been stalled at only eight of 80 planned floors, Silverstein properties officials are optimistic they’ll be able to obtain construction financing to finish the job. The tower will sit right next to a new transit hub and its base will hold the mechanical systems for 11 subway lines and PATH trains. (Arman Dzidzovic/For Commercial Observer)

The cieling of the office lobby at 4 WTC is 47-feet high and faces the new Sept. 11 memorial and museum. (Arman Dzidzovic/For Commercial Observer)

Fumihiko Maki’s 4 WTC dwarfs the surrounding buildings, and this view from the 72nd floor shows the rarefied air of the gleaming building. (Arman Dzidzovic/For Commercial Observer)

Artist Marcus Robinson, who maintains a temporary studio on the 48th floor of 4 WTC, has been painting pictures of construction workers on the site, often on materials salvaged from the area where the twin towers fell. (Arman Dzidzovic/For Commercial Observer)

Construction at the transportation hub and 3 WTC. (Arman Dzidzovic)

David Childs’ 1 WTC juts 1,776 feet into the air and mirrors the clouds that surround it. (Arman Dzidzovic/For Commercial Observer)

The view of Midtown Manhattan.

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