World Trade Center
Pearlman Performing Arts Center
World Trade Center Memorial
It’s deeply satisfying to help build New York City into what it is today, and that has never been truer than following the events of 9/11. The Silverstein organization wanted to demonstrate American resilience by rebuilding as quickly as possible. They immediately hired JB&B, and JB&B brought in Gil-Bar that same month. We started by working with the entire design team on the equipment selections and machine room layouts for 7 World Trade Center.
Faced with the imminent phase-out of R-22, we worked with our manufacturers to modify existing designs to use a new refrigerant without slowing the building’s urgent timeline. Next, to adhere to a strict sound requirement, we worked with our partners to source all the component parts for a full sound mock-up that secured approval from all parties. Only 6 months after the fall, in May of 2002, the World Trade Center began to rise again. And it wasn’t just fast: 7 WTC became New York City’s first LEED Gold Certified Office Building.
But for Gil-Bar, this was only the beginning. The firm has participated in the design and/ or installation of 4 WTC, 3 WTC, 2 WTC, the Pearlman Performing Arts Center, and the World Trade Center Memorial.