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Insiders Tip BIG to Redesign Foster + Partners' World Trade Center 2 Tower

Insiders Tip BIG to Redesign Foster + Partners' World Trade Center 2 Tower
Insiders Tip BIG to Redesign Foster + Partners' World Trade Center 2 Tower , Orignial WTC scheme; Foster + Partners' WTC2 seen second tower from left. Image © Silverstein Properties
Orignial WTC scheme; Foster + Partners' WTC2 seen second tower from left. Image © Silverstein Properties

A new report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that BIG may replace Foster + Partners to realize the World Trade Center 2 (WTC2) tower - the final tower planned to be built on Ground Zero. The 79-story tower, originally designed in 2006, was stalled due to the economic crash of 2008.

According to the report, 21st Century Fox and News Corp have "tipped" BIG to redesign the tower should they strike an agreement with project backers Silverstein Properties and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to move into the tower. If the deal goes through, the two companies would occupy nearly half of the building - enough to kickstart development.

"The media companies and developer Larry Silverstein have brought in avant-garde Danish architect Bjarke Ingels to redesign 2 World Trade Center in the event of a move,” said the report.

Just last year, SOM completed the 1 World Trade Center. Richard Rogers 3 World Trade Center is on track to complete in 2017, after years of being on hold.

News via WSJ, BDOnline, AJ

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Insiders Tip BIG to Redesign Foster + Partners' World Trade Center 2 Tower " 29 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/625524/insiders-tip-big-to-redesign-foster-partners-world-trade-center-2-tower/> ISSN 0719-8884
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