Tenant Amenity Space Opens on 64th Floor of One World Trade Center
The Durst Organization and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced the opening of One World Commons, a full-service amenity space exclusively for the tenants of One World Trade Center. One World Commons, located on the 64th floor and powered by Convene, will serve as a world-class corporate and social hub, a “third-space” purpose-designed for workers to get away from the traditional office, but to also foster workplace creativity, collaboration, learning & development, and ultimately – a sense of place and community. The premium floor features: conference, meeting and event rooms available for rent with state-of-the-art technology, common areas, a café with a barista bar operated by For Five Coffee Roasters and Grab-a-Go food station and a complimentary multimedia parlor with pool, ping-pong and shuffle board.
“We believe One World Commons will be an outstanding amenity for our tenants at One World Trade Center,” said Eric Engelhardt, Vice President of The Durst Organization. “The tenants of One WTC want to come together in a unique, innovative and collaborative space. One World Commons will be a place for tenants to meet with colleagues and other tenants to collaborate, network, or just grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the breathtaking views from the 64th floor.”
“One World Trade Center is already a special address among the world’s most pre-eminent office buildings,” said Beth Wolfowitz, the Port Authority’s Director of Leasing and Development for the World Trade Center Redevelopment Department. “And a special address needs a special place for its tenants. We’re convinced this new amenity will become the talk of the town and of the one of the most well-known amenity spaces in any commercial building in the city.”
“One World Trade Center is a remarkable, aspirational office tower with a globally recognized address that inspires creativity, productivity, and collaboration,” said Tara Stacom, Executive Vice-Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield. “Furthering those goals, One World Commons now offers tenants a state-of-the-art social hub where they can congregate within the building, to expand their community, accelerate their learning and ingenuity and/or enjoy yoga or a game of pool to decompress."
“Convene is extremely proud to be partnering with The Durst Organization and the Port Authority to operate One World Commons,” said Ryan Simonetti, co-founder and CEO of Convene. “We believe that providing amenities and hospitality services to building tenants that ultimately help improve and transform the workplace experience is the future of commercial real estate. We are thrilled to be a part of this new service offering at One World Trade Center and look forward to bringing a sense of place and community to tenants of the building.”
Now more than 70 percent leased, the 3.1 million-square-foot office tower includes a roster of more than 26 tenants representing such business sectors as media, technology, financial services, advertising, and biotechnology.
The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13 million square feet of premiere Manhattan office towers and 1,950 residential rental units with 3,400 in development. The Durst Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high-performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential buildings. [www.durst.org](http://www.durst.org)
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit [http://www.panynj.gov](http://www.panynj.gov).
Convene is the nation’s fastest growing network of meeting, event, and conference venues that combine technology, culinary, production, and human-centered design into a transformative user experience. In partnership with leading commercial landlords, the company also leverages its workplace-as-a-service platform to provide on-demand solutions for building tenants and their employees. The company is honored to host the world’s most powerful and influential organizations, and to also earn industry best NPS customer satisfaction ratings from them. Over 65% of Fortune 100 companies partner with Convene for all types of meetings and events – large and small. Over 150,000 participants are served each year across 10 locations along the East Coast of the United States. To learn more, visit [www.convene.com](http://www.convene.com).
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