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BIG's 2 World Trade Center Stalls After Fox Withdraws

BIG's 2 World Trade Center Stalls After Fox Withdraws
BIG's 2 World Trade Center Stalls After Fox Withdraws, © DBOX, Courtesy of BIG
© DBOX, Courtesy of BIG

Two major tenants, 21st Century Fox and News Corp have pulled plans to relocate to the BIG-designed 2 World Trade Center - the final building planned for the 16 acre site. 2 WTC was unveiled last summer after news broke that BIG would be replacing Foster + Partners as the building's architect. According to a report on The Wall Street Journal, the two media companies based their decision on the high cost of relocating; they plan to stay in their current Midtown site until at least 2025.

The project will be placed on hold until a new tenant is found. 

“Make no mistake: it won’t be long before we find a great company to anchor 2 World Trade Center,” says project developer Larry Silverstein.

Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "BIG's 2 World Trade Center Stalls After Fox Withdraws" 19 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/780635/bigs-2-world-trade-center-stalls-after-fox-withdraws/>