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27 Jan 2012

3 World Trade Center – News

Skyscraper plan at 3 World Trade Center may be abandoned

The skyscraper design by UK architect Richard Rogers on the site of the World Trade Center may have to be abandoned after developers fail to attract any interest.

World Trade Centre Tower Three – design by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners:
World Trade Centre Tower Three World Trade Centre Tower 3
images : RSHP, Team Macarie I Courtesy of: Silverstein Properties

The tower, to be named 3 World Trade Center, was due to rise 80 stories above Ground Zero, and had been scheduled for completion in 2015 – 14 years after the terrorist attacks on New York.

But in response to a lack of interest from prospective tenants, Larry Silverstein, the site’s developer, said plans may be scaled back and instead construct a building of only seven stories unless tenants were found this year.

The new building would become a retail mall rather than the office space planned for the original skyscraper building.

World Trade Center Towers
Ground Zero New York photo : Andrew McRae, 2007

World Trade Centre Tower – News

99 Church Street Tower
2008-
Robert A. M. Stern Architects
World Trade Center Tower
image : dbox Courtesy of: Silverstein Properties
World Trade Centre Tower

WTC 5 – World Trade Center Five
2007-13
KPF
40 storeys – J.P. Morgan Chase headquarters
Replaces the Deutsche Bank building damaged in 2001

View of 7 WTC Across Church Street:
WTC New York
image : Joe Woolhead I Courtesy of: Silverstein Properties I Taken: January 22, 2008

World Trade Centre – proposed buildings
Images of buildings by Sir Norman Foster, Lord Richard Rogers and Fumihiko Maki unveiled 8 Sep 2006

Location: east end of the WTC site
Date: 2007-12
Developer: Larry A. Silverstein / Port Authority of New York New Jersey
Architects: Foster & Partners, Richard Rogers Partnership and Maki & Associates

Foster and Partners : World Trade Centre Tower Two – 2.4 m sqft
Richard Rogers Partnership : World Trade Centre Tower Three – 2.0 m sqft
Maki and Associates : World Trade Centre Tower Four – 1.8 m sqft

Midtown View to WTC
World Trade Centre Tower
image : dbox Courtesy of: Silverstein Properties

World Trade Centre Tower Two – Foster and Partners
World Trade Centre Tower Two World Trade Centre Tower 2
pictures: Foster + Partners I Courtesy of: Silverstein Properties

200 Greenwich Street
200 Greenwich Street
image : Foster + Partners

World Trade Centre Tower Three – Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
World Trade Centre Tower Three
image : RSHP, Team Macarie I Courtesy of: Silverstein Properties

World Trade Centre Tower Four – Maki and Associates
World Trade Centre Tower Four
image : Maki and Associates I Courtesy of: Silverstein Properties

World Trade Center Five – KPF

World Financial Center, West St, Battery Park City, Lower Manhattan
1986
Cesar Pelli & Associates
World Financial Center
Ground Zero New York photo, WTC7 on right : Andrew McRae, 2007
WFC1, WFC2, WFC3, WF4 + Winter Garden building to west
Postmodern towers – alternate tops: ziggurat, dome, cut & full pyramids

WFC1
1986
40 storeys – top: cropped pyramid

WFC2
1987
51 storeys – top: dome

WFC3
1985
54 storeys – top: pyramid

WFC4
1988
– storeys – top: ziggurat

World Financial Center New York : Cesar Pelli & Associates

World Financial Center New York
WTC7 New York photo : Andrew McRae, 2007

World Trade Centre Tower Seven – first of new skyscrapers to be completed
2002-06
Architect: David Childs – SOM Architects
228m high, 52 storeys
For: Silverstein Properties
The original wtc7 from 1987 was destroyed 2001

WTC7 New York
WTC7 New York photo : Andrew McRae, 2007

World Trade Centre Tower Seven : SOM Architects

Key Manhattan building no longer standing

Site of World Trade Center, New York
1966-73 (destroyed 2001)
Minoru Yamasaki, Emery Roth & Sons
One World Trade Center was 417m high, Two World Trade Center was 415m high

Ground Zero New York
Ground Zero New York photo: Andrew McRae, 2007

World Trade Centre Tower – Previous News 2005
Freedom Tower – Site of World Trade Center
Ground Zero, Lower Manhattan
2004-
Daniel Libeskind Architects + David Childs of SOM Architects
Controversial towers to replace the World Trade Centre skyscrapers lost to New York in 2001. The main skyscraper by Libeskind was to be a significant number of feet high – 1,776 feet – to mark a key American date in history – United States Year of Independence; the building was largely handed over to architect David Childs. Designed to be the tallest tower in the world for the site leaseholder – real estate developer Larry Silverstein. The angular design is typical for Libeskind but here echoes the Statue of Liberty. A Snohetta building was also due to appear but the situation is in a state of flux.

Daniel Libeskind was commissioned to design the Freedom Tower after a strongly contested World Trade Center design competition in Feb 2003, beating architects such as Norman Foster and in the end winning a two-strong shortlist.

Six teams were shortlisted in Sep 2002 out of over 400 submissions, including:
Foster & Partners
Richard Meier Architect
Studio Daniel Libeskind
United Architects
Think Group

World Trade Center TowersArticle on Ground Zero / World Trade Center

Gehry Partners LLP and Snøhetta were selected as architects for the World Trade Center cultural complex by Lower Manhattan Development Corporation in Dec 2004

New York Skyscrapers

Ground Zero site New York
Ground Zero site New York – photo: Andrew McRae, 2007

In 1946 New York State Legislature set up a WTC Corporation to analyse such a facility. The World Trade Centre idea formed in 1960* and preliminary drawings were drawn up by SOM, who slipped in behind Libeskind 43 years later (via David Childs). Michigan-based Minori Yamasaki and Emery Roth & Sons completed the Twin Towers between 1966 and 1973. Yamasaki had over a hundred schemes, one being a single 150-storey tower. Towers 1 & 2, nicknamed ‘David & Nelson’ after the supportive Rockefeller Brothers became quintessential New York symbols, appearing on a large proportion of postcards.

World Financial Center including the Winter Garden
1986
Cesar Pelli, Architect

World Trade Centre – New Museum Complex, Ground Zero
2006-
Snohetta, Architects
National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion
picture : Squared Design Lab
International Freedom Centre + Drawing Centre aka WTC Cultural Center

WTC Cultural Center New York : Snøhetta Architects

Another New York building by Daniel Libeskind:
Condominium tower in Union City, New Jersey


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World Trade Center Tower
Ground Zero site New York – photo: Andrew McRae, 2007

World Financial Center New York developer + architect : Canary Wharf
Olympia and York + Cesar Pelli

New York World Trade Center

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