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World Financial Center

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Blagoveshchensk's Avatar Blagoveshchensk
Level 33 : Artisan Architect
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The World Financial Center (WFC) is a complex of five buildings in the postmodern style offering a world-class tenant experience. The property is LEED Certified and features premium shopping for a stirred-up sense of community. Constructed with only the finest materials imported from around the world, the WFC totals roughly 3.4 million square feet of premium office space.

Businesses of tomorrow can take full advantage of an abundance of dynamic amenities sure to sure to please clients and employees alike. The site also features the upscale Charriott Plaza Hotel which occupies the entirety of 4 WFC. A conference center, exhibition halls, and offices for consumer services are located in 5 WFC. The first five floors of 1 WFC contain a massive banking / stock exchange hall, and is home to the anchor tenant of the building: One World Bank.

Facts + Stats


1 WFC
2 WFC
3 WFC
4 WFC
5 WFC
Number of Floors
60
26
25
25
5
Height (m)
250
118
107
107
25
Year Constructed
1988
1984
1985
1985
1986
Rentable Square Feet
2,027,640
655,102
547,011
N/A
172,997
Elevators
24 pass / 2 freight
8 pass / 1 freight
8 pass / 1 freight
8 pass
12 pass
Inspiration
I gained a fascination towards postmodern buildings, particularly those from the 80s, as well as neo-deco elements. The main source of inspiration derived from the Comerica Bank Tower in downtown Dallas, TX, designed by Philip Johnson. Myself being a Dallas native, I've always loved the Dallas skyline, but this building in particular really stood out to me. Sticking with this theme, I attempted to create a complex of buildings that compliment each other. I also incorporated ideas of actual properties such as Brookfield Place and the pre-9/11 World Trade Center complex. From WTC, for example, I re-styled one of the low-rise buildings as well as created a similar concourse galleria under the plaza. Overall, I tried to make the whole complex as coherent as possible in the way things relate to one another, and with my own personal touches that hopefully yield some originality.
Building Process
I started with 1 WFC by laying out support columns and establishing the core. I then worked my way around that with the whole facade in correspondence with the actual building I was using as inspiration. Once the first couple floors of interiors were completed, I proceeded to make the outer shells of the other buildings, but they were in completely different positions then they are now. That's where MCEdit comes in, which is what I used to extensively move and rotate things around until I was somewhat pleased with how the buildings were generally positioned. As for the plaza and decorative elements, the two types of trees are hand-made and then copied about. The pavement of the plaza was carefully thought out and some elements were flipped to display symmetry about the central tower.
Concourse Galleria
The Concourse Galleria is a subterranian shopping mall located under the West plaza and partially
under the South plaza. There are 32 tenants, with 3 of them being anchors: Neiman Mark-Up, Harrington
Hat Factory, and Costington's. The mall is directly connected to all WFC buildings, and the main entrance
is located in the atrium above Costington's.

Tenants:

Clothing and Accesories
Victor's Secret, Banana Dictatorship, Gold Navy, Vulgari, Spiffany's, Abercrombie & Rich,
Expensive Bros. Jewelry, Markups & Spender, Georgio Ourmoney, Maura Ashlee, Dwayne Reed

Entertainment, Hobbies and Other
American Princess, Blocko Store, K-Sport, Puttering Barn, Mapple Store, Sequel Stop,
Bookaccino's, Things Unnecessary, All Sales Vinyl

Food
Hamburger Heaven, Phineas Q. Butterfat's, Asia de Cuba, Swanky Fish, Crouching Panda Hidden Egg Roll,
Cafe Kafka, Shamrock Cafe, Cinnabun, Drippin' Dots
Progress100% complete
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05/06/2020 4:03 pm
Level 40 : Master Engineer
TheSovietUnion__
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Even though you didn't make the interior, you still did a nice job :)
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08/28/2018 2:22 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Architect
Blagoveshchensk
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Disclaimer to all: I originally intended on making full interiors, but ran out of time, so this project is actually not 100% complete. And please disregard the typo in the description.
1
08/27/2018 2:28 pm
Level 44 : Master Architect
ArchiGa
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Nice constructions, i like the red as dominant color
1
08/27/2018 11:50 am
Level 38 : Artisan Architect
HappyMouseCZ
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Awesome <3 GL :)
1
08/27/2018 11:52 am
Level 33 : Artisan Architect
Blagoveshchensk
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Thanks :3
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