MKDA has designed 41,000 square feet of office space on the 37th and 46th floors at 7 World Trade Center on behalf of Silverstein Properties—one of New York City’s most prolific real estate development, ownership and management companies. The 52-story office building was rebuilt following the September 11 attacks and opened in May 2006 with 1.7 million square feet of space.
MKDA’s work at the property entailed the development of new building standards and pre-built suites, as well as turnkey offices for Scottsdale Insurance, Telemetry and Casey Family Services. MKDA designed earlier prebuilt suites and turnkey spaces for WhenTech and Kostelanetz & Fink following the building’s 2006 completion.
MKDA’s high-end prebuilt suites feature flexible layouts with full-height all-glass private offices along the perimeter, energy efficient recessed lighting, soaring ceilings and neutral wall coverings and carpeting. Additional features include marble flooring, back-painted glass elevator lobby walls, conference rooms, workstations and pantries with porcelain tile. The architecturally clean interior enhances the spectacular Manhattan views.
“We are pleased to participate in the ongoing success of this iconic building by creating interior spaces that complement the building’s graceful architecture and quality ownership in order to attract and retain the appropriate tenancy,” said MKDA President Michael Kleinberg, who noted that tenants at the building include Moody’s Corporation and New York Academy of Sciences.
“MKDA’s prebuilt designs take advantage of 7 World Trade Center’s architecture by accentuating the incredible views and floor-to-ceiling glass that tenants value so highly,” says Jeremy Moss, Senior Vice President of Leasing at Silverstein Properties. “Michael Kleinberg and his team worked with us to create flexible layouts that would appeal to all industries. As a result, we signed leases with a law firm, a technology firm, an insurance firm, and a trading firm.”
7 World Trade Center is the first LEED Gold-Certified office building in New York City. Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill designed the building, which provides efficient 40,000-square-foot floors with 45-foot column-free spans, soaring ceilings and stunning views.