Updated Visuals for One World Trade

View from W Hotel © Port Authority and the Durst Organization

Check out these new renderings of Center from the Port Authority and the Durst Organization.  The images were released to illustrate recent design modifications – such as a treatment for the tower’s first 20 stories and the elimination of the casing around the antenna.   These fresh thirteen visuals offer a look at the tower from perspectives taken around the boroughs and New Jersey.   While these renderings offer a taste of what can be expected,  it is great to physical progress being made and how close we are to a completed tower.

More after the break.

View from Staten Island © Port Authority and the Durst Organization

For those walking past the tower, the first 20 stories have seemed like a great mystery for months, as the glass and steel continue to rise into the sky, but the concrete still remains exposed on the lower levels.   These renderings depict a lower level clad with gridded steel panels.

View from Brooklyn © Port Authority and the Durst Organization


We shared previously that the building will serve as the headquarters of world-class publisher Condé Nast, which has leased nearly 1.2 million square feet on 25 floors. An additional 190,000 square feet has been leased by Vantone China Center and another 270,000 square feet by the federal General Services Administration – bringing One World Trade Center to 55 percent leased.

View from Memorial Plaza © Port Authority and the Durst Organization

As we have reported earlier, One World Trade recently snatched its spot as ’s tallest skyscraper, and upon completion, in early 2014, One World Trade Center will rise 1,776 feet to the top of its spire, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.





Cite: Cilento, Karen. "Updated Visuals for One World Trade" 09 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=261976>
  • Partick Bateman

    Looks very Chinese.

  • architect

    America’s perseverance is impressive. It’s like they want to say “look, you have destroyed our towers, but we have just made a new one!”

    Which makes me think how Koolhaas was so clever and way ahead of its time when he denied making a proposal for the WTC site, and instead went on to design the CCTV.

    This could be a great opportunity for american and NY to reivent themselves, instead of just going for blind nostalgia…

    • NiceOpinion

      You clearly like the sound of your own voice. What a load of hot air that comment is. Bore off

  • MOA


    • James

      Hmm, quite so—I concur.

  • Christophe

    This is not the fault of the architects, it was a difficult subject.

    But, what does it mean ?

    I know the profound meaning, very symbolic, very iconic, of the twin towers.

    I think the new World Trade Center is only a real estate without a soul, with a shallow aesthetic response.

    The only aspect of “positive” is that now the skyline of New York will change somewhere out of the WTC site.

  • lin

    很美的世貿中心,touch my heart.

    玉茵in 台灣

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