Three World Financial Center


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Three World Financial Center also known as American Express Tower, is one of the thirty tallest skyscrapers in New York City, located on West Street between Liberty Street and Vesey Street in Lower Manhattan. Rising 739 feet (225 m), the building is the tallest of the four buildings in the World Financial Center complex that stands in southwest Manhattan. Three World Financial Center is similar in design to Two World Financial Center, except that its roof is a solid pyramid rather than 2 WFC's dome-shaped design.
Three World Financial Center was severely damaged by the falling debris when the World Trade Center towers collapsed on September 11, 2001. The Three World Financial Center building's southeast corner took heavy structural damage, though the effects were not enough to create a threat of collapse. The Three World Financial Center building had to be closed for repairs from September 11, 2001 until May 2002 as a result of damage sustained in the terrorist attacks.
3 World Financial Center is today World headquarters of American Express, and was once World Headquarters of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.