YIMBY and Instagram user Sinaevart has created a new set of renderings depicting how Foster + Partner’s original 2006 design for 200 Greenwich Street, aka Two World Trade Center, would look among the current skyline. The renderings come on the heels of the reports that Norman Foster is in the midst of revamping the design after developer Silverstein Properties returned to him to complete the final component of the World Trade Center complex. Work on the project has been stalled since the early 2010s.
Below are four renderings showing new perspectives of the British architect’s unbuilt icon. The first one shows a dramatic angle of how the four diamonds point downward toward the 9/11 Memorial, as previously intentioned by the architect.
The second shows a morning view from Midtown, with the steel and glass structure completely obscuring the view of 3 World Trade Center.
The third is a golden hour sunset view looking northeast at the World Trade Center complex, with the four diamonds visible from the New York harbor beyond the Statue of Liberty.
The last rendering is from Hudson Square and shows the skyscraper clad in an identically hued glass as the curtain wall of One World Trade Center. The dark centerline of the skyscraper is especially pronounced from this angle, and runs up from street level to the edges of the sloped roofline.