The redevelopment of the 16-acre World Trade Center site, encompassing over 10 million gross square feet of new facilities, represents one of the largest, and certainly the most visible and politically sensitive, construction programs in the United States. The $20 billion redevelopment program comprises more than two dozen individual projects with a diverse range of structures, including multi-story commercial and retail space, a major transportation hub, a memorial and museum, streets and infrastructure modifications, a performing arts center, below-grade vehicle security center, storage, parking and a central chiller plant. The World Trade Center redevelopment program is funded by both public and private sources and involves more than 25 federal, state, local and other interest groups and stakeholders.
The Louis Berger Group works with the Port Authority to provide support services for this complex and challenging project. Our team provides a wide spectrum of program management services for this iconic redevelopment, including comprehensive scheduling, cost estimating and cost engineering, customized management reports, project and program performance measures, and internal and external communication services for the program, ranging from website development to weekly project reports and fact sheets.
In addition to our work at the World Trade Center Redevelopment site, LBG has designed two screening facilities that will house state-of-the-art security equipment at the Pentagon as a result of post-September 11th security improvements. The Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility, which will screen employees and visitors at the main entrance of the Pentagon, was designed to maintain the historic integrity and viewsheds of the Pentagon. The Pentagon Secure Access Lane and Remost Screening Facility project, located at the southwest corner of the Pentagon adjacent to the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial, required a design solution that provides a sensitive backdrop to the memorial while still meeting the functional requirements off a Pentagon security facility.
At the site of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania, LBG conducted wetland delineations to determine appropriate mitigation for the memorial's environmental impacts. LBG continues to work with NPS by monitoring the success of the mitigation design.
The Louis Berger Group is privileged to be involved in efforts on all three sites that comprise the events of 9/11 and stand as symbols of resilience and recovery.
For more information on the status of the World Trade Center Redevelopment project, visit: www.wtcprogress.com