Archinect - News 2016-09-25T20:20:12-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149967486/revealed-world-trade-center-performing-arts-center-will-be-a-translucent-marble-cube REVEALED: World Trade Center Performing Arts Center will be a translucent marble cube Alyssa Alimurung 2016-09-08T17:39:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:54:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pv/pv3euxc82rx0a4lw.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After stalling for years, the $243 million World Trade Center Performing Arts Center started to make headway in recent months, and now Silverstein Properties have revealed the official renderings. With the help of billionaire businessman Ronald O. Perelman's $75 million gift, the 90,000-square-foot marble cube designed by REX will both stand out as an impressive piece of cultural architecture and co-exists with the other structures on the WTC complex.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x7/x70ugfk5hlpoq2ai.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z1/z1cs44ck1vp63l6f.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ky/kyas64shywnqzjgv.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ma/mal89cjnwzuc8jrj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9o/9oyruea8i7x3du2u.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nr/nrgrn3s22zemd5gj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3w/3w77tc9qftzmk5y1.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9sdzextd7bn9xenx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3z/3zboen3gbfnokk9s.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149955191/world-trade-center-performing-arts-complex-gets-75m-gift-from-billionaire-ronald-perelman World Trade Center Performing Arts Complex Gets $75M Gift From Billionaire Ronald Perelman Dana Schulz 2016-06-30T11:42:00-04:00 >2016-07-10T14:48:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wn/wndf2smzp3f3fvwp.jpg" width="514" height="517" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Perelman recently stepped down as Chairman of Carnegie Hall after butting heads with staff and other board members and pushing for the institution to present more pop music. He hopes to fulfill this at the World Trade Center, stating, &ldquo;I would hope it is the first venue of choice for the Bruce Springsteens and the Bon Jovis and the Yo-Yo Mas and the Lang Langs, and at the same time it&rsquo;s a place where we could have produced a &ldquo;Hamilton&rdquo; project or where we could produce a new ballet.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>After being stalled for 12 years, the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (PACWTC) is moving forward thanks to a $75 million gift from billionaire businessman and philanthropist Ronald O. Perelman. Brooklyn-based studio REX will design the complex, which will cost a total of $240 million and become the permanent home for the Tribeca Film Festival.&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149953854/3-world-trade-center-celebrates-topping-out 3 World Trade Center celebrates topping out Alexander Walter 2016-06-24T13:12:00-04:00 >2016-07-02T00:38:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l8/l8byz1r4100ktq23.jpg" width="514" height="612" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a ceremony packed with construction workers, news crews, and real estate folk, the final bucket of concrete made its way to the top of 3 World Trade Center, marking the topping out of this 1,079-foot supertall tower. The 80-story building was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and spans 2.5 million square feet. Once complete in 2018, it will be the fifth tallest tower in New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/s6/s6u12q03ev2p9oug.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; &nbsp;Silverstein Properties Chairman Larry A. Silverstein (right) and Port Authority of New York &amp; New Jersey Executive Director Pat Foye at the topping out ceremony signing the final bucket of concrete.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q0/q0maxa7rbh35jj4a.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; &nbsp;This rendering shows what the completed 1,079-ft tower will look like.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146052786/rupert-murdoch-suddenly-pulls-out-of-2-world-trade-center-deal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rupert Murdoch suddenly pulls out of 2 World Trade Center deal</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128880408/11-years-of-one-world-trade-center-construction-in-one-short-time-lapse-video" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">11 years of One World Trade Center construction in one short time-lapse video</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141506795/rex-revealed-as-the-architects-redesigning-the-200m-wtc-performing-arts-complex" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">REX Revealed as the Architects Redesigning the $200M WTC Performing Arts Complex</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936171/it-looks-like-a-dove-or-a-carcass-christopher-hawthorne-on-calatrava-s-transportation-hub "It looks like a dove. Or a carcass": Christopher Hawthorne on Calatrava's Transportation Hub Nicholas Korody 2016-03-23T13:25:00-04:00 >2016-03-25T18:08:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xs/xs3h0k8k5krl59tr.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey...has been so chastened by the cost overruns and construction delays that it declined to hold even a modest ribbon-cutting. When a bureaucracy turns down a major opportunity to pat itself on the back, you know things have turned sour. Turned acid, really. Still, everyone seems to agree that the main hall, which stretches beneath a glass and white-steel roof and which Calatrava calls the Oculus, is beautiful. But I didn't find it beautiful...</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"...at least not in the way that Calatrava's finest work, fluid and precise, often is. I found it structurally overwrought and emotionally underwhelming, straining for higher meaning, eager to wring some last drops of mournful power from a site that is already crammed with official, semi-official and indirect memorials."</em><br><br>For related coverage of Santiago Calatrava's $4B "elaborate headstone in the crowded ground zero graveyard," as Hawthorne calls it, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149503521/4-billion-later-calatrava-s-eye-candy-transit-hub-opens" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$4 billion later, Calatrava's eye-candy transit hub opens</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149362109/starchitect-designed-public-projects-are-often-long-delayed-and-way-over-budget" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Starchitect-Designed Public Projects Are Often Long Delayed and Way Over Budget</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146115559/port-authority-officially-confirms-march-opening-date-for-wtc-transportation-hub-oculus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Port Authority officially confirms March opening date for WTC Transportation Hub Oculus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141212275/leaking-water-delays-opening-of-world-trade-center-transit-hub-s-luxury-shopping-mall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leaking water delays opening of World Trade Center Transit Hub's luxury shopping mall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132336245/massive-spine-skylight-in-calatrava-s-wtc-oculus-nears-completion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127639137/calatrava-i-have-been-treated-like-a-dog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calatrava: "I have been treated like a dog."</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149503521/4-billion-later-calatrava-s-eye-candy-transit-hub-opens $4 billion later, Calatrava's eye-candy transit hub opens Julia Ingalls 2016-03-03T12:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-16T00:12:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kf/kfcwsqhachsogzht.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The hub opens on Thursday, or at least a part of it is opening, including most of the main hall, or Oculus, as it&rsquo;s called. And at first blush, Mr. Calatrava&rsquo;s architecture can almost &mdash; almost &mdash; make you forget what an epic boondoggle the whole thing has been. That virgin view, standing inside the Oculus and gazing up, is a jaw-dropper.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wn/wnkbj6ayb3yqfomn.jpg"></p><p>For a blow-by-blow of how Santiago Calatrava's transit hub came to be, check out Archinect's previous coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146115559/port-authority-officially-confirms-march-opening-date-for-wtc-transportation-hub-oculus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Port Authority officially confirms March opening date for WTC Transportation Hub Oculus</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141212275/leaking-water-delays-opening-of-world-trade-center-transit-hub-s-luxury-shopping-mall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leaking water delays opening of World Trade Center Transit Hub's luxury shopping mall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132336245/massive-spine-skylight-in-calatrava-s-wtc-oculus-nears-completion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115115396/how-cost-of-train-station-at-world-trade-center-swelled-to-4-billion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146115559/port-authority-officially-confirms-march-opening-date-for-wtc-transportation-hub-oculus Port Authority officially confirms March opening date for WTC Transportation Hub Oculus Alexander Walter 2016-01-19T13:21:00-05:00 >2016-01-26T10:58:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w0/w0tii4qoe0il5uha.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sure, the news was all but confirmed, but today the Port Authority made it official: The transit org announced that the World Trade Center Transportation Hub&mdash;anchored by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava's Oculus&mdash;will officially open in "the first week of March," per a press release. [...] What that actually means for commuters: There will finally be a link between the World Trade Center PATH station and 11 NYC subway lines, along with the East River ferries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Read the Port Authority's announcement in full <a href="http://www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/press_releasesItem.cfm?headLine_id=2353" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The&nbsp;WTC Transportation Hub previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141212275/leaking-water-delays-opening-of-world-trade-center-transit-hub-s-luxury-shopping-mall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leaking water delays opening of World Trade Center Transit Hub's luxury shopping mall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132336245/massive-spine-skylight-in-calatrava-s-wtc-oculus-nears-completion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115115396/how-cost-of-train-station-at-world-trade-center-swelled-to-4-billion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/146052786/rupert-murdoch-suddenly-pulls-out-of-2-world-trade-center-deal Rupert Murdoch suddenly pulls out of 2 World Trade Center deal Alexander Walter 2016-01-18T17:48:00-05:00 >2016-01-20T11:24:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3p/3pzbhlwq9puy4d64.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rupert Murdoch has dropped his plans to relocate 21st Century Fox and News Corp. to 2 World Trade Center. In a statement issued Friday afternoon, World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein declared himself &ldquo;disappointed&rdquo; 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.</p></em><br /><br /><p>2 WTC previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143436084/2-world-trade-center-receives-9m-rent-assistance-from-port-authority-to-expedite-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 World Trade Center receives $9M rent assistance from Port Authority to expedite project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138339682/bjarke-ingels-and-the-challenges-of-designing-two-world-trade-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels and the challenges of designing Two World Trade Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133642467/2-world-trade-center-could-be-the-most-expensive-office-tower-in-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 World Trade Center Could Be the Most Expensive Office Tower in the World</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/143436084/2-world-trade-center-receives-9m-rent-assistance-from-port-authority-to-expedite-project 2 World Trade Center receives $9M rent assistance from Port Authority to expedite project Alexander Walter 2015-12-15T13:14:00-05:00 >2015-12-15T13:16:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pcrimpviuwmw2w1k.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved subsidies to help expedite the construction of lower Manhattan&rsquo;s 2 World Trade Center [...]. Developer Silverstein Properties Inc., which leases the sites for 2 World Trade Center and two other towers from the Port Authority, would receive a rent break that amounts to $9 million over the life of the lease [...]. The agency had previously maintained that 2 World Trade would be built entirely without public assistance.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138339682/bjarke-ingels-and-the-challenges-of-designing-two-world-trade-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels and the challenges of designing Two World Trade Center</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133642467/2-world-trade-center-could-be-the-most-expensive-office-tower-in-the-world" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2 World Trade Center Could Be the Most Expensive Office Tower in the World</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117113216/port-authority-reveals-plan-to-sell-world-trade-center-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Port Authority reveals plan to sell World Trade Center site</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/141506795/rex-revealed-as-the-architects-redesigning-the-200m-wtc-performing-arts-complex REX Revealed as the Architects Redesigning the $200M WTC Performing Arts Complex DianePham 2015-11-20T11:22:00-05:00 >2015-11-30T23:14:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y7/y7ka0f92ef38cjn9.jpg" width="514" height="517" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since July, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) has been working with an anonymous architectural firm to hash out a new concept for the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, and now, nearly five months later, the Performing Arts Center board has finally released the name of the lead architect: Brooklyn-based studio REX led by Joshua Prince-Ramus, a former prot&eacute;g&eacute; starchitect Rem Koolhaas.</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/141398510/editor-s-picks-435 Editor's Picks #435 Nam Henderson 2015-11-19T17:20:00-05:00 >2015-11-25T21:25:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1dvoxe73kkzry3sz.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/roberturquhart" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Urquhart&rsquo;s</a>&nbsp;first piece for Archinect, was a <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/139482631/in-tempestuous-london-design-leads-the-evolution-archinect-s-report-from-the-front-lines-of-the-london-design-festival" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> from the front lines of the London Design Festival.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ev/evul1syui7f7fw7a.jpg"></p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;talked with Guggenheim Fellow and Los Angeles Times book critic <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/140423053/the-long-and-weirding-road-a-tour-through-los-angeles-urbanism-in-sidewalking" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Ulin about his book &lsquo;Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles&rsquo;</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>Over at <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140488141/changes-to-wtc-performing-arts-center-announced-yet-again" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Wall Street Journal</a>,&nbsp;Jennifer Smith wrote about the ongoing LDMC plans for a performing-arts center planned within the World Trade Center complex.&nbsp;<strong>buck i</strong>&nbsp;let's the cat out of the bag "<em>Its REX. my buddy has been working on this for a while--can't wait to see it revealed. Wyly 2.0 I hope.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nt/ntu2nyohzyxnpopm.jpg"></p><p>The second season of <a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140472862/second-season-second-city-a-discussion-of-the-chicago-architecture-biennial-with-cynthia-davidson-of-log-on-archinect-sessions-41" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> premiered</a> with some changes. A new, shorter format <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/666774/mini-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mini-Sessions</a>, along with a new podcast, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140744117/our-brand-new-interview-podcast-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-premieres-today-listen-to-episode-1-with-neil-denari" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions: One-to-One</a>, aka an interview show, straight-up.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Karody</a>&nbsp;criticized <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140830159/the-selective-amnesia-of-foster-partners-maspero-triangle-district-masterplan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The selective amnesia of Foster + Partners' Maspero Triangle District Masterplan</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6r/6rhe454fwak2ilfl.jpg"></p><p>There are <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/141011648/there-are-now-14-programs-working-with-ncarb-to-offer-licensure-upon-graduation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">now</a> 14 programs working with NCARB to offer licensure upon graduation.&nbsp;<strong>null pointer</strong> believes "<em>the result of...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/141212275/leaking-water-delays-opening-of-world-trade-center-transit-hub-s-luxury-shopping-mall Leaking water delays opening of World Trade Center Transit Hub's luxury shopping mall Alexander Walter 2015-11-16T15:54:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T23:13:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c7/c7cdip7przdif8f0.jpg" width="514" height="682" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A persistent water leak is among the problems that have delayed the opening of the mall, which was supposed to be operating by now, to the first half of 2016. It is the latest setback to bedevil the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, the $3.7 billion rail terminal that will also house Westfield&rsquo;s $1.4 billion shopping center. [...] The latest twist involves water penetration around the construction site of 3 World Trade Center, an office tower abutting the hub, which began in late summer.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132336245/massive-spine-skylight-in-calatrava-s-wtc-oculus-nears-completion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135106623/there-s-a-chance-the-hudson-is-leaking-into-the-wtc-site" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">There's a chance the Hudson is leaking into the WTC site</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/138339682/bjarke-ingels-and-the-challenges-of-designing-two-world-trade-center Bjarke Ingels and the challenges of designing Two World Trade Center Alexander Walter 2015-10-06T13:41:00-04:00 >2015-10-09T19:54:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f4/f4377462132cb1b38255d60c1c85dec9.jpg" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>He has coined a punning term, BIGamy, to describe his own up-for-anything style. He rejects the idea that an architect must adhere to a single personal aesthetic, which enables him to be cheerfully flexible in meeting the demands of corporate clients. Ingels&rsquo; creative impulse to say yes to everything, even contradictions, often leads him into hybridism.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously in the Archinect News:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133642467/2-world-trade-center-could-be-the-most-expensive-office-tower-in-the-world" target="_blank">2 World Trade Center Could Be the Most Expensive Office Tower in the World</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129256230/archinect-s-critical-round-up-of-big-s-two-world-trade-center-design" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of BIG's Two World Trade Center Design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129172637/renderings-of-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-revealed" target="_blank">Renderings of BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center Revealed</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/135106623/there-s-a-chance-the-hudson-is-leaking-into-the-wtc-site There's a chance the Hudson is leaking into the WTC site Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-25T13:31:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T13:51:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tk/tkyclajuv5aj8ru4.jpg" width="514" height="335" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An underground leak has been discovered within the World Trade Center complex&nbsp;&mdash; and officials fear the seepage may be coming from the slurry wall&nbsp;that separates the newly rebuilt Ground Zero site from the Hudson River [...] They fear that the slurry wall may not have been properly insulated, allowing water to seep through it, sources said. [...] The wall&rsquo;s emotional significance was immortalized when a portion was left exposed inside the National September 11 Memorial Museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Port Authority of New York maintains that there aren't any known issues with the slurry wall, but that engineering and construction officials were called in to follow up on workers' reports that they heard water rushing "behind the walls of lower concourses of the complex".</p><p>More news on and around the WTC site:</p><ul><li><a title="Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132336245/massive-spine-skylight-in-calatrava-s-wtc-oculus-nears-completion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion</a></li><li><a title="Yamasaki's posthumous critique of the new World Trade Center" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130408874/yamasaki-s-posthumous-critique-of-the-new-world-trade-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yamasaki's posthumous critique of the new World Trade Center</a></li><li><a title="Renderings of BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center Revealed" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129172637/renderings-of-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-revealed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renderings of BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center Revealed</a></li><li><a title="11 years of One World Trade Center construction in one short time-lapse video" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128880408/11-years-of-one-world-trade-center-construction-in-one-short-time-lapse-video" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">11 years of One World Trade Center construction in one short time-lapse video</a></li><li><a title="Foster's Out, Ingels' In: BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center to House News Corp. and 21st Century Fox" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128713345/foster-s-out-ingels-in-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-to-house-news-corp-and-21st-century-fox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster's Out, Ingels' In: BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center to House News Corp. and 21st Century Fox</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/132336245/massive-spine-skylight-in-calatrava-s-wtc-oculus-nears-completion Massive 'spine' skylight in Calatrava's WTC Oculus nears completion Alexander Walter 2015-07-20T14:35:00-04:00 >2015-07-25T19:57:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lxdcpggvbki4l928.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Santiago Calatrava said the roof would open. And evidently it will. On Friday morning, a 5,700-pound glass panel was hoisted into place as a 355-foot-long operable skylight took final form in the Oculus pavilion of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, designed by Mr. Calatrava. Another panel went up in the afternoon. Those are among the last of 996 pieces of blast-resistant glass to have been installed at the Oculus since March 15. The glazing should be finished on Monday [...].</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are some more photos of the skylight's construction progress in the past few weeks (courtesy of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/wtcprogress" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WTC Progress</a>).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bt/bt8qhuxir20a6kun.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kw/kwhl40r3zlowup7e.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fl/fltiea0ohv1wlalm.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u4/u4qq72faas1vii6u.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yk/ykglh04ibko8cchn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c3/c3k9iwm04s18ms18.jpg"></p><p>More about the WTC Transportation Hub in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115115396/how-cost-of-train-station-at-world-trade-center-swelled-to-4-billion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85362601/portion-of-4b-santiago-calatrava-designed-path-station-is-completed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Portion of $4B Santiago Calatrava-designed PATH station is completed</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77622833/an-update-on-calatrava-s-path-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An update on Calatrava's PATH station</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73850206/path-fail-the-story-of-the-world-s-most-expensive-train-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PATH/Fail: The Story of the World&rsquo;s Most Expensive Train Station</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/130408874/yamasaki-s-posthumous-critique-of-the-new-world-trade-center Yamasaki's posthumous critique of the new World Trade Center Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-25T14:07:00-04:00 >2015-07-04T22:40:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l1/l1ldgv455cz2szg8.jpg" width="514" height="517" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I must ask myself if we want to design buildings for people to fit some preconceived idea of a glass world. Is this really the future of cities?" &ndash; Minoru Yamasaki</p></em><br /><br /><p>While the critical response to the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108482335/one-world-trade-center-how-new-york-tried-to-rebuild-its-soul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new 1WTC</a> has been, at best, one of resigned acceptance, the original Twin Towers didn't receive much fanfare either when they first opened in 1973. Ada Louise Huxtable, then architecture critic for <em>The New York Times</em>, <a href="http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/01/08/seven_great_lines_from_archicritic_ada_louise_huxtable.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wasn't much of a fan</a> of Minoru&nbsp;Yamasaki's design:&nbsp;"I, for one, am not in thrall to size; build very big and you can build very bad&mdash;and the very bad will be inescapable."</p><p>Yamasaki responded, defending his monoliths of slitted windows with an attack on the very concept that characterizes the new 1WTC and Manhattan's skyline today &ndash; glass: "As for mirror glass, I detest it, because buildings with it look to me as if they have cataracts, showing no live within. On the interior, it produces strange reflections of lights, objects and people which gives me a feeling I can only describe as eerie."</p><p>Yamaski's complete letter was published in <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29902179/clog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CLOG's</a> 2014 "World Trade Center" issue. For more news on the World Trade Center:</p><p><a title="Foster's Out, Ingels' In: BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center to House News Corp. and 21st Century Fox" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128713345/foster-s-out-ingels-in-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-to-house-news-corp-and-21st-century-fox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster's Out, Ingels' In: ...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/129173440/santiago-calatrava-career-highlights-still-to-come Santiago Calatrava: Career highlights still to come Alexander Walter 2015-06-09T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-06-15T21:17:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27dc37vxdg5jpexg.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week Calatrava defended his projects. &ldquo;The reality is that throughout my career I&rsquo;ve tackled projects in Spain that I&rsquo;m proud of,&rdquo; he told Spanish daily El Mundo. [...] At 63 years old, Calatrava said he hoped the best of his career was still to come. &ldquo;Many of the architects I admire have given the best of themselves as they mature,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m hoping to do the same.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127639137/calatrava-i-have-been-treated-like-a-dog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calatrava: "I have been treated like a dog."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108190179/legal-troubles-dog-famed-spanish-architect-santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/99827942/calatrava-wins-law-suit-against-spanish-political-party-for-slander" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Calatrava Wins Law Suit Against Spanish Political Party for Slander</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93062687/a-half-hearted-defense-of-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A half-hearted defense of Calatrava</a><br>&nbsp;</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/129172637/renderings-of-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-revealed Renderings of BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center Revealed Julia Ingalls 2015-06-09T13:14:00-04:00 >2015-06-16T00:02:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e8/e8oddvptmoegldkc.jpg" width="514" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;The architecture becomes a solution to an almost unsolvable puzzle,&rdquo; Ingels told me one recent morning.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last week <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128713345/foster-s-out-ingels-in-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-to-house-news-corp-and-21st-century-fox" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">broke the news</a> that Bjarke Ingels' <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> had taken over the design of Two World Trade Center from <a href="http://archinect.com/fosterandpartners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Foster + Partners</a>, and today BIG has released its first renderings of its proposed new design. Foster's slanted quadruple diamond crown has been nixed in favor of a stepped-back design of seven stacked boxes that preserves the existing views to St. Paul's Chapel to Memorial Park while making it appear from the New Jersey waterfront that Two World Trade Center is "leaning in" to <a href="http://archinect.com/som" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOM</a>'s One World Trade Center. BIG's significant redesign also incorporates a series of&nbsp;rooftop gardens on each step-backed ledge, which will feature biomes from the arctic to the tropics.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1ndwljoypxq2zcd.jpg"></p><p>The design attempts to honor the memorial of Ground Zero while simultaneously injecting BIG's signature enthusiasm into what will be the third tallest tower in New York City. As Ingels explained to <a href="http://www.wired.com/2015/06/bjarke-ingels-design-two-world-trade-center/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WIRED Magazine</a>, &ldquo;On one hand [the design is] about being respectful and about completing the frame around the memor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128880408/11-years-of-one-world-trade-center-construction-in-one-short-time-lapse-video 11 years of One World Trade Center construction in one short time-lapse video Alexander Walter 2015-06-05T18:33:00-04:00 >2015-06-08T11:16:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rx/rxo96dn5dlxfox2w.jpg" width="514" height="283" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Say what you want about One World Trade Center (and <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/35406/1-world-trade-center" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">much has already been said</a> here on Archinect), but it sure is a heck of a construction project.</p><p>From the laying of the symbolic cornerstone on July 4, 2004 to the recent opening of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/581714/one-world-observatory" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">One World Observatory</a> on May 29, 2015, it took the tower eleven years to fully push its 104 floors into the world.</p><p>A fascinating new EarthCam time-lapse video now presents the lengthy building process in a handy less-than-two-minute montage.</p><p>Scroll on for some screen shots and the video below.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6w8ni2thzfdhvdes.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jx/jxdfxhtu3rrosaw9.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d3/d3m8jj3yb1olt688.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/pa7qalwk6vp4y9d5.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukd94xoq1mwkj048.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/128713345/foster-s-out-ingels-in-big-designed-two-world-trade-center-to-house-news-corp-and-21st-century-fox Foster's Out, Ingels' In: BIG-Designed Two World Trade Center to House News Corp. and 21st Century Fox Julia Ingalls 2015-06-03T13:52:00-04:00 >2016-01-15T21:22:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qv/qvc5c62ld900q4zc.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;This isn&rsquo;t your grandfather&rsquo;s Wall Street.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to a statement issued on Tuesday, the design of Two World Trade Center, which was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126273371/2-world-trade-center-may-ditch-norman-foster-s-design-for-a-bjarke-ingels-skyscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">formerly the province of Foster + Partners</a>, is now being handled by Bjarke Ingels' firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> and will likely house employees of both 21st Century Fox and News Corp. The media organizations inked a non-binding agreement with developer Larry Silverstein that places them in the tower, which as of now is slated to be the second-tallest tower in the four-tower World Trade Center complex. The proposed move is significant not only because many of the towers still boast significant&nbsp;amounts of unleased space (the two companies would occupy 1.3 million square feet of the tower's 2.8 million total available), but because both 21st Century Fox and News Corp. represent a new type of tenant for the traditionally financially dominated area. <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-01-07/world-trade-center-towers-fill-slowly-in-shift-to-tech" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">According to Bloomberg</a>, Christopher Jones, vice president of research at New York's Regional Plan Association said,&nbsp;&ldquo;People were expecting financial companies to be a sub...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/127639137/calatrava-i-have-been-treated-like-a-dog Calatrava: "I have been treated like a dog." Alexander Walter 2015-05-20T14:30:00-04:00 >2015-05-22T21:16:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ixtzstglvfb7hkr3.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the U.S., he isn&rsquo;t getting asked to compete for new projects at all, he said, amid criticism of the rail project&rsquo;s delays and costs. [...] These overruns and years of delay have taken a toll on Mr. Calatrava&rsquo;s reputation, with local press and some observers painting him as an architect prone to overruns&mdash;a point he believes is quite unfair. &ldquo;It has not been easy for me,&rdquo; he said. After living in the city for 12 years and feeling pride in the city, &ldquo;I have been treated like a dog.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation" target="_blank">NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115115396/how-cost-of-train-station-at-world-trade-center-swelled-to-4-billion" target="_blank">How Cost of Train Station at World Trade Center Swelled to $4 Billion</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108190179/legal-troubles-dog-famed-spanish-architect-santiago-calatrava" target="_blank">Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73850206/path-fail-the-story-of-the-world-s-most-expensive-train-station" target="_blank">PATH/Fail: The Story of the World&rsquo;s Most Expensive Train Station</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/125195125/norman-foster-s-2-world-trade-center-could-get-a-jumpstart-thanks-to-rupert-murdoch Norman Foster’s 2 World Trade Center Could Get a Jumpstart Thanks to Rupert Murdoch DianePham 2015-04-13T11:04:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T18:56:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwzbvyqcqsitpkcz.jpg" width="514" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norman Foster&lsquo;s 88-story tower, destined for the last unoccupied site of the World Trade Center complex, could finally get the legs it needs to move forward. Media giants News Corporation and 21st Century Fox, both headed by Rupert Murdoch, are in talks with the Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein to make the long-stalled 1,349-foot skyscraper their next home.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The move would give 2 WTC what it needs to resume construction as required by the Port Authority&mdash;namely a solid anchor tenant.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122737225/nymag-talks-to-santiago-calatrava-about-his-wtc-station-budget-reputation NYMag talks to Santiago Calatrava about his WTC Station, budget, reputation Alexander Walter 2015-03-12T13:41:00-04:00 >2015-03-18T10:33:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fu/fu2cw2o56dcxpytb.jpg" width="428" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Calatrava told me that it wasn&rsquo;t his job to monitor the budget. &ldquo;It is very difficult,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I have never estimated anything in this project, because there was a whole team, maybe 25 people, working the whole time on cost estimation and cost control. But I kept looking at those fellows and telling them this is like geology: You only know what you have under your feet when you excavate.&rdquo;</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/117113216/port-authority-reveals-plan-to-sell-world-trade-center-site Port Authority reveals plan to sell World Trade Center site Alexander Walter 2014-12-29T12:50:00-05:00 >2015-01-05T18:28:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wl3jibe14u4hpge2.jpg" width="514" height="774" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie have turned to a familiar idea in their pledge to reform the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey: selling its real estate. A report released over the weekend highlights a plan to sell off many of the agency&rsquo;s sprawling property holdings, by far the most notable of which is the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. That concept has long been pushed within the agency, and it has been implemented gradually over the past decade and a half.</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/114497601/josef-albers-s-manhattan-mural-could-return-to-new-york Josef Albers's Manhattan mural could return to New York Alexander Walter 2014-11-25T13:26:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T22:39:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d91668acab62691da96cd8741bbd0ecb.jpg" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Josef Albers&rsquo;s Manhattan, a mural that enlivened the lobby of New York&rsquo;s Met Life (previously the Pan Am) Building from 1963 until its controversial removal in 2000, could make a triumphant return to the city. Possible sites include the World Trade Center Transit Hub, The Art Newspaper understands. Finding a suitable home for the work is not the only obstacle: the original mural is in a landfill site in Ohio.</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/113602716/a-one-time-charming-little-church-starts-to-rebuild A "one-time charming little church" starts to rebuild Nam Henderson 2014-11-14T00:36:00-05:00 >2014-11-14T08:18:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9w/9whxfuwktcdxwvp4.jpg" width="514" height="368" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the Byzantine-inspired structure will &ldquo;glow from the inside,&rdquo; through the combination of light marble fused with glass and backlit with LEDs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month, Alex Vadukul attended a&nbsp;ground blessing ceremony for the new Saint Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center. Designed by architect Santiago Calatrava&nbsp;to replace the original,&nbsp;whitewashed,&nbsp;four-story building,&nbsp;the shrine is set to be fully rebuilt by the end of 2016.</p><p>&nbsp;For more information visit&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stnicholaswtc.org/home" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The St. Nicholas National Shrine at the World Trade Center</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108482335/one-world-trade-center-how-new-york-tried-to-rebuild-its-soul One World Trade Center: how New York tried to rebuild its soul Alexander Walter 2014-09-08T13:20:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T21:45:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b8/b87f82a3e984e0317ef385b1d2384aa5.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Ground Zero was finally cleared after the fall of the twin towers, New Yorkers trusted that thoughtful, ambitious urban design could make the city whole again. Why have they been so badly let down?</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/108190179/legal-troubles-dog-famed-spanish-architect-santiago-calatrava Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-04T18:37:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T11:41:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/asjyqrasgl91odnp.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Calatrava's] at work in the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York, but that project is massively over budget and behind schedule and it's highlighted some of Calatrava's legal troubles back in Spain. [...] The architect was supposed to be in Spain this week testifying as a suspect in a fraud case. Prosecutors say he got 3.6 million dollars to design yet another Spanish convention center that was never built, but Calatrava didn't show up for his court date.</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/108169234/frank-gehry-s-design-for-the-wtc-performing-arts-center-gets-dumped-by-officials Frank Gehry’s Design for the WTC Performing Arts Center Gets Dumped by Officials Diane Pham 2014-09-04T12:42:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T11:26:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2r/2rjyzfker5cz9w3q.jpg" width="514" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Execs of the Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center have officially shelved the starchitect&rsquo;s design planned for Ground Zero. Gehry drew up plans for the art center over a decade ago and very few moves were made to bring the project to fruition...The snub, which actually wasn&rsquo;t communicated to the architect directly, seems to not have affected him much, and he had some choice words for the board&rsquo;s President, Maggie Boepple.</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/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>