The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has revealed its architectural designs for the fourth World Trade Center tower in Lower Manhattan.
The 80-storey stacked tower at 2 World Trade Center is to be developed by Silverstein Properties and the lower half of the tower is to be the new headquarters for 21st Century Fox and News Corp. The view of the 1,340ft tower from the 9/11 Memorial will be of a tall and slender tower in keeping with the rest of the World Trade Center, however when it’s viewed from the TriBeCa, the series of stepped green terraces will be visible, in keeping with the more residential nature of the district.
BIG founding partner Bjarke Ingels said: “The completion of the World Trade Center will restore the majestic skyline of Manhattan and unite the streetscapes of TriBeCa with the towers downtown. To complete this urban reunification, we propose a tower that will feel equally at home in TriBeCa and the World Trade Center. From TriBeCa, the home of lofts and roof gardens, it will appear like a vertical village of singular buildings stacked on top of each other to create parks and plazas in the sky. From the World Trade Center, the individual towers will appear unified, completing the colonnade of towers framing the 9/11 Memorial.”
The lobby will be connected to the World Trade Center transit hub, including subway lines.