Archinect - News 2014-09-02T05:33:08-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/105478814/sharif-el-gamal-commissions-jean-nouvel-to-design-islam-museum-next-to-wtc Sharif El-Gamal Commissions Jean Nouvel to Design Islam Museum Next to WTC Diane Pham 2014-07-31T14:50:00-04:00 >2014-08-05T19:34:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6cdq5snam5hapw43.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sharif El-Gamal, CEO of real estate developer Soho Properties, announced today that his company acquired 49-51 Park Place from Consolidated Edison for $10.7 million. He also revealed that none other than Pritzker Prize-winning starchitect Jean Nouvel will be designing the site&rsquo;s three-story Islam museum and prayer space.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100575086/office-rents-cut-at-one-world-trade-due-to-tenant-shortage Office Rents Cut at One World Trade Due to Tenant Shortage Alexander Walter 2014-05-28T13:39:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ea/ea61a03c295e71fd247f4aba99bab85b.jpg" width="262" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The owners of the tallest tower at the World Trade Center are cutting office rents just months before it opens because of slow leasing activity. Only one private tenant has signed a lease at One World Trade Center in nearly three years: a one-floor deal with advertising firm Kids Creative that was signed last week. The 3.1-million-square-foot skyscraper, formerly named the Freedom Tower, is 55% leased.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/77461531/unstudio-to-design-yongjia-world-trade-center-in-wenzhou-china UNStudio to Design Yongjia World Trade Center in Wenzhou, China Alexander Walter 2013-07-19T19:59:00-04:00 >2013-07-22T20:16:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rs/rs6uxm2q5p1rnhk5.jpg" width="514" height="786" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UNStudio has recently been named winner in the Yongjia World Trade Center competition in Wenzhou, the Chinese city in the Yangtze River Delta region. The concept proposes 5 towers of various heights and programs, including office spaces, commercial areas, hospitality and residential.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/72363372/spire-hoisted-to-top-of-one-world-trade-center Spire hoisted to top of One World Trade Center Archinect 2013-05-02T14:27:00-04:00 >2013-05-03T09:03:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wy/wyjixc3pknxvpla4.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Construction crews at the World Trade Center hoisted a flag-bedecked spire to the top of the site's signature One World Trade Center building Thursday. Workers raised the spire to a temporary work platform atop the structure's roof, where ironworkers can later permanently attach it. When fully installed, One World Trade Center will stand a symbolic 1,776 feet high, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The 408-foot spire will serve as a broadcast antenna.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/51147794/is-4-world-trade-center-better-than-the-big-one-inside-the-other-tower-about-to-top-out Is 4 World Trade Center Better Than the Big One? Inside the Other Tower About to Top Out HotSoup 2012-06-12T13:49:00-04:00 >2012-06-12T15:09:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/ba57gyttk5hjggdw.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>That a 977-foot tower has gone unnoticed is partly the point. Designed by Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki, 4 World Trade Center has a quiet splendor hidden within its still skin. Like the original Twin Tower, 1 World Trade Center still imposes itself on the skyline. By contrast, 4 World Trade Center becomes a part of it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Video inside the new 4 WTC, which is two floors from completion.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/31019888/happy-holidays-from-the-world-trade-center Happy Holidays from the World Trade Center HotSoup 2011-12-15T11:57:06-05:00 >2011-12-15T11:57:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d6c09d685914af61350e244dcbf742e5.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just as last December, the fine folks at Five Star Electric, 1 World Trade Center&rsquo;s electrical contractor, volunteered their time to affix different colored sconces to the work lights in the tower, creating the seasonal effect.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Maybe the biggest Christmas tree in the world?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/21112464/the-new-world-trade-center The New World Trade Center Archinect 2011-09-20T14:45:49-04:00 >2011-09-20T14:46:44-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cq/cq9aqgmhyga8keo7.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Piranha was commissioned by Silverstein Properties to create a short film depicting the completion of The New World Trade Center site. Piranha wrote, produced, art directed, filmed, and finished all vfx for this inspiring piece marking the 10th year anniversary of 9/11.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Piranha has shared with us a short film that they delivered on September 6th to Silverstein Properties that depicts the renaissance of downtown New York. It was presented at Tower 7 at a press event, in presence of Mayor Mike Bloomberg.</p> <p> Produced by <a href="http://piranhanyc.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Piranha NYC</a><br> Directed by Gaspard Giroud</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/19612242/the-tower-that-could-have-been-daniel-libeskind-s-award-winning-wtc-design The Tower That Could Have Been: Daniel Libeskind’s Award Winning WTC Design MikeChino 2011-09-07T12:36:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T18:33:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/db/dbto4hck2vk882jb.jpg" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In February 2003, Daniel Libeskind was named the winning designer of the international contest to rebuild the World Trade Center. After eight years of collaboration, controversy, and the typical cast of characters in any real estate nightmare, the final product that will tower over Lower Manhattan is not, in fact, the design that won the hearts of New Yorkers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/17360849/libeskind-on-diane-rehm-show Libeskind on Diane Rehm Show Donna Sink 2011-08-18T23:45:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T18:33:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cdwwgsmvv8nznuof.jpg" width="421" height="412" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's not just in the eye. So the musical quality of space, a scientific interest that I had, mathematics, geometry and the cosmos and at the same time, of course, the interest in making something, in making, you know, making buildings, architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Apparently Libeskind was a guest on NPR's <a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2011-08-18/architect-daniel-libeskind" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diane Rehm Show</a> today. &nbsp;Transcript <a href="http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2011-08-18/architect-daniel-libeskind/transcript" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> - I haven't listened to it yet, but even though I usually can't decipher what Libeskind is saying, I'm going to try.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/16971905/following-years-of-delays-construction-finally-moving-ahead-at-world-trade-center Following years of delays, construction finally moving ahead at World Trade Center Alexander Walter 2011-08-15T14:47:56-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e19b9bd80490e6955defc9881ccbfd4d.jpg" width="320" height="217" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After years of controversy and delays, the 16-acre World Trade Center site is finally taking shape. Construction cranes and exposed steel frames dominate the site, towering over the National September 11 Memorial. Here is an update on the major projects</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>