WTC Tower 2 New York by Architect Bjarke Ingels, BIG Manhattan Building Images
2 WTC New York by Bjarke Ingels
World Trade Center Skyscraper Manhattan, USA: 21st Century Fox and News Corp News – design by BIG
5 May 2016
World Trade Center Tower 2 Architects
BIG or Foster + Partners to be 2 World Trade Center Architects
The developer of New York’s Two World Trade Center tower, Silverstein Properties, is uncertain whether it will retain Bjarke Ingels Group for the project or go with original architect Foster + Partners, reports Dezeen today.
Larry Silverstein, the company’s chairman, said it is learning toward Danish firm BIG, but nothing has been decided.
“We can go in either direction. Which way, we are not sure yet,” Larry Silverstein is quoted as saying in the New York Post. “The probabilities are, and knowing the users we are talking to today, it will come down to the Bjarke Ingels.”
Website: World Trade Center Tower 2 Architects
19 Jan 2016
World Trade Center Tower 2
Rupert Murdoch Exits 2 World Trade Center Deal
Design: Bjarke Ingels of BIG architects
Rupert Murdoch has dropped his plans to relocate 21st Century Fox and News Corp. to 2 World Trade Center, according to capitalnewyork.com.
In a statement issued Friday afternoon, World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein declared himself “disappointed” by the news.
In June, the two media companies signed a letter of intent with Silverstein to occupy 1.5 million square feet for 30 years at a 2 World Trade Center designed by architect Bjarke Ingels.
Murdoch’s sons, James Murdoch, the CEO of 21st Century Fox, and Lachlan Murdoch, who co-chairs both companies, sent a memo to employees explaining the decision to stay at 1211 and 1185 Avenue of the Americas.
Previously on e-architect:
10 Jun 2015
World Trade Center Tower 2
World Trade Center Tower 2 News
Design: Bjarke Ingels, BIG architects
BIG UNVEILS 2 WORLD TRADE CENTER
200 Greenwich Street / 2 WTC
June 10th, 2015 – Located at 200 Greenwich Street and bounded by Church Street to the east, Vesey Street to the north and Fulton Street to the south, the tower will rise to 1,340 feet, respectfully framing the 9/11 Memorial Park alongside One WTC, 3 WTC and 4 WTC. The 80+ story building is developed by Silverstein Properties and will serve as the new headquarters for 21st Century Fox and News Corp, who will occupy the lower half of the tower, housing their subsidiary companies and more than 5,000 people under one roof.
“Bjarke Ingels is one of the most innovative and exciting architects in the world today. His conceptual design for 2 WTC fits perfectly into the World Trade Center site, as part of Daniel Libeskind’s Master Plan, and alongside the outstanding work of David Childs, Richard Rogers, Fumihiko Maki and Santiago Calatrava.
While we have a lot of work ahead of us, I am thrilled to partner with 21st Century Fox, News Corp and Bjarke Ingels Group in creating a new architectural icon on what will be Downtown’s fully restored skyline,” Larry A. Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties.
21 Century Fox & News Corp previously said: “21st Century Fox and News Corp have reached a non-binding agreement with Silverstein Properties (SPI) to locate each Company’s corporate headquarters at a new building to be developed by SPI at 200 Greenwich Street/2 World Trade Center. The Companies would anchor a state-of-the art tower designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) to house studios, newsrooms and teams from across both Companies’ businesses. The new headquarters would provide 21st Century Fox and News Corp with a range of efficiencies as well as the flexibility for future growth, while helping cement Lower Manhattan as a dynamic new hub for media.”
21st Century Fox and News Corp’s new headquarters will occupy the lower half of the tower, while Silverstein Properties will lease the upper half of the tower to other commercial tenants.
The new building will provide the physical environment for collaboration and idea sharing through the internal mix of open workplaces, amenities and informal meeting spaces. Large stairwells between the floors form cascading double-height communal spaces throughout the headquarters. These continuous spaces enhance connectivity between different departments and amenities, which may include basketball courts, a running track, a cafeteria and screening rooms. The amenity floors are located so that they feed directly out onto the roof top parks.
ABOUT SILVERSTEIN PROPERTIES
Silverstein Properties, Inc. (SPI) is a privately held, full-service real estate development, investment and management firm based in New York. Founded in 1957 by Chairman Larry Silverstein, the company develops and acquires office, residential, hotel and retail properties. SPI has developed, owned and managed more than 35 million square feet of commercial, residential and retail space, including 7 World Trade Center, the first LEED-certified office tower in New York City, which opened in 2006 and 4 World Trade Center which opened in November 2013.
Currently, the firm has $10 billion of development underway: Four Seasons Downtown New York Hotel and Private Luxury Residences, One West End and 2 and 3 World Trade Center. In addition, SPI is focused on joint ventures for development and acquisitions in Europe, Asia and Israel. The company has been recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in New York City” by Crain’s New York Business for the past seven years. For more information, please visit www.wtc.com.
BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group is a New York and Copenhagen based group of architects, designers and thinkers operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research and development. BIG is led by 12 partners and 17 Associates. With an international team of more than 200 people, BIG works on projects across a broad spectrum of industries and in more than 20 countries worldwide. We take a human-centered approach to our work – looking at how our urban environments can increase the quality of life, designing cities and buildings as double ecosystems that are both ecologically and economically profitable. In our work process, we put great focus on the necessary details in order to realize the BIG idea. www.big.dk
2 WORLD TRADE CENTER – A FILM BY SQUINT/OPERA:
2 World Trade Center in New York City, a BIG design, Squint/Opera production from BIG on Vimeo.
Website: Rupert Murdoch Exits 2 World Trade Center Deal – /www.capitalnewyork.com article
200 Greenwich Street / 2 WTC is the capstone in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center and the final component of the revitalization of Lower Manhattan. The 80-plus story building is developed by Silverstein Properties and will serve as the new headquarters for 21st Century Fox and News Corp. The tower will rise to 1,340 feet, respectfully framing the 9/11 Memorial Park alongside One WTC, 3 WTC and 4 WTC.
200 Greenwich Street New York – background on the 2 WTC tower in New York City.
Website: 2 World Trade Center Building NYC – Wall Street Journal article
Location:World Trade Center Tower 2, New York ‘
Architecture in New York City
200 Greenwich Street
World Trade Center Tower 2
Design: Foster + Partners
All images below by the building’s designers : Foster + Partners
World Trade Centre Tower Two original architects – Foster + Partners
Bjarke Ingels’ 2 WTC design
A recent Manhattan skyscraper building design by BIG on e-architect:
New York City Skyscrapers
56 Leonard Street
Design: Herzog & de Meuron
image © Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, 2008
56 Leonard Street
One Bryant Park – Bank of America Tower
Design: Cook + Fox Architects
image © Jock Pottle, Esto for Cook+Fox Architects
One Bryant Park
WTC Tower initial design : Daniel Libeskind Architects
World Trade Center Towers – Article on Ground Zero / World Trade Center
99 Church Street Tower, Lower Manhattan
Design: Robert A. M. Stern Architects
image : dbox Courtesy of: Silverstein Properties
99 Church Street Tower
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World Trade Center Tower 2 New York, NY, USA
Website: Tower 2 at World Trade Center