Television broadcasters CBS, NBC Universal-owned WNBC and WNJU and PBS will relocate their broadcasting operations to the 408-foot-tall spire of One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.
The historic development marks the return of network and radio broadcasting to the Durst Organization’s 1,776-foot One World Trade Center after an absence of more than fourteen years.
The broadcasters will use One World Trade Center as their primary broadcast facility for the New York/New Jersey market. Broadcast antennae will wrap portions of the spire and ancillary equipment will be housed on the building’s communications rings. The tower’s 90th floor will house broadcasters’ transmission equipment and serve as the communications hub for the building.
One World Trade Center’s 1,776-foot height allows broadcasters unprecedented coverage for their signal and the building’s state-of-the-art communications and technology infrastructure provides a full-service and seamless broadcast facility.
All of these broadcasters had previously broadcast from One World Trade Center prior to September 11, 2001.
The tower recently reached a major milestone by surpassing two million square feet of leased office space, an accomplishment equivalent to the full lease-up of two major Manhattan skyscrapers. One World Trade Center now includes a roster of 25 office tenants representing such business sectors as media, technology, financial services, advertising, and biotechnology.
Among the property’s tenants, publishing giant Condé Nast, the anchor tenant, has 1.2-million-square-foot headquarters between the 20th and 44th floors. The General Services Administration has approximately 273,000 square feet on floors 50 to 55. Other large tenants include online gaming company High 5 Games, mobile advertising firm xAd, financial services giant Moody’s, executive suites firm Servcorp and China Center New York. One World Observatory is located on floors 100-102.