Marriott World Trade Center

former hotel in Manhattan, New York

The Marriott World Trade Center was a 22-story[4] steel-framed hotel building with 825 rooms. It opened in July 1981 as the Vista International Hotel and was located at 3 World Trade Center in Manhattan, New York City, with the World Trade Center complex.

Marriott World Trade Center
The Marriott World Trade Center (bottom) below the Twin Towers.
Alternative names
  • Vista International Hotel
  • Three World Trade Center
General information
Location3 World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Coordinates40°42′42″N 74°00′45″W / 40.71167°N 74.01250°W / 40.71167; -74.01250
Construction startedMarch 1979[1]
CompletedApril 1, 1981[2]
OpeningJuly 1, 1981[3]
DestroyedSeptember 11, 2001
ManagementHost Marriott Corporation
Roof73.7 m (242 ft)
Technical details
Floor count22
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings and Merrill
DeveloperPort Authority of New York and New Jersey
Structural engineerLeslie E. Robertson Associates
Main contractorTishman Construction

The hotel was destroyed as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, after the collapse of the Twin Towers. The hotel was not replaced as part of the new World Trade Center complex, but will rather share its name with the new office tower.

The Vista International was the first hotel to open in Lower Manhattan since 1836.[5] The building was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.[6]

References change

  1. "Realty News World Trade Center Getting New Tenants". The New York Times. April 1, 1979. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  2. "HOTEL IN THE TRADE CENTER GREETS ITS FIRST 100 GUESTS". The New York Times. April 2, 1981. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  3. "The city's newest hotel, the Vista International, officially opened..." UPI. July 1, 1981. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  4. Lew, H. S., Richard W. Bukowski, and Nicholas J. Carino. "Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Structural and Life Safety Systems (pdf)" (PDF). National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. Eisner, Harvey (April 2002). "Terrorist Attack At New York World Trade Center". Firehouse Magazine. Archived from the original on September 27, 2009.
  6. "New York Marriott World Trade Center (archived website)". Archived from the original on March 2, 2001. Retrieved March 2, 2001.