Ambitious blueprint unveiled for final World Trade Centre tower

The skyscraper is expected to have 80 stories and will appear as seven distinct boxes placed atop each other

Web Desk June 11, 2015

NEW YORK: A blueprint for the final World Trade Centre tower has been revealed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, nearly 14 years after the September 11 terror attacks.

The newest skyscraper is expected to have 80 stories and will appear as seven distinct boxes placed atop each other.  It will be the third tallest building in the New York City despite being shorter than the One World Trade Centre.  Each protuberant block will have its own outdoor garden on the upper floors.

Mr Ingels said the structure will "appear like a vertical village of singular buildings".PHOTO COURTESY:EXPRESS UK/CATERS

The building is likely to become the home of Fox and News Corp who have signed tentative leases. The companies are expected to move to the new Manhattan location by 2020; after their current lease expires, reports Financial times.

According to Fox and News Corp, the stepped structure is going to change the downtown skyline. The building is expected to draw a wide range of businesses from Fox and News Corp to wall street Journal.

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The broker of the deal, Mary Ann Tighe said:  “If the transaction happens, it will mean the completion of the World Trade Center. It will also signify media’s shift downtown from midtown and creates a campus with Condé Nast, Group M, and others.”

Since most of it was destroyed after the September 11 2001 attacks, the Danish architect hopes that completion of the building will be a symbolic ‘urban unification’ of the site and the neighborhood.


The architect added: "On one hand it's about being respectful and about completing the frame around the memorial, and on the other hand it's about revitalising downtown Manhattan and making it a lively place to live and work."

One trade tower opened in November last year. Seven World Trade Centre was completed in 2006 and number four was inaugurated in 2013 while the Three World Trade Centre is scheduled to open in 2017.

The article originally appeared on Express UK


just_someone | 7 years ago | Reply I liked the older design more :(
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