NEW YORK, NY – Shawmut is honored to be the only contractor at the Westfield World Trade Center to work on thirteen projects at the same time.
A little over a month ago, the 365,000 square foot Westfield World Trade Center opened its doors to customers—replacing the former retail site that was destroyed September 11, 2001. And Shawmut is proud to be a driving force behind it—seven Shawmut projects were turned over for the opening ceremonies, which included a performance by singer-songwriter John Legend, and six additional projects will be opening in the coming months.
Shawmut’s clients at the Westfield World Trade Center include Stuart Weitzman, Pandora, Charles Tyrwhitt, Hugo Boss, Tumi, Vince Camuto, Links of London, Aesop, Christian Dior, Designer Eyes, Folli Follie, The Ford Experience Center, and Epicerie Boulud.
Shawmut knew these projects would require massive coordination and communication between owners, project teams, Westfield, and the Port Authority (each project averaged 1,915 square feet with 21-week schedules). We began meeting with Westfield two years ago in order to proactively devise project approaches to address and resolve all of the challenges. Once awarded the work, we brought all parties together early, to share information we learned and give invaluable guidance on how to save time and money by increasing efficiencies and reducing redundancies. For example, working closely with the concrete subcontractor, the loading dock master, and Westfield, Shawmut came up with the idea to push buggies from the loading dock (three levels below) and use freight elevators to pour the floors—this method quickly became the standard for how pours were done by all contractors in the World Trade Center.
The scope of the entire project is a testament to the city’s resiliency. And Shawmut couldn’t be any prouder to be a part of it.