Archinect - News 2015-07-05T19:29:16-04:00 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 >2015-06-10T21:59:16-04:00 <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> 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 2011-09-20T14:45:00-04:00 >2015-06-05T18:45:41-04:00 <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 >2015-06-05T18:45:54-04:00 <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 2011-08-15T14:47:00-04:00 >2015-06-05T18:46:10-04:00 <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>