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.
The header image for the article was originally photographed by Joe Woolhead and then superimposed with 200 Greenwich Street rendered by Jose Hernandez.
As planned, the diamond-topped supertall would become the second-tallest in Lower Manhattan and undoubtedly the most noticeable structure next to the 1,776-foot tall One World Trade Center. Right now, the property is still actively used as an entrance to the shops at the Oculus, the PATH station, and subways at Chambers Street, Park Place, Cortlandt Street, and Fulton Street. There are chairs, tables, planters, Instagram-friendly collages, and corrugated metal covered in colorfully commissioned graffiti and artwork. They also envelope the mechanical equipment, steel columns, and ventilation atop the incomplete ground-floor superstructure. All the artwork will likely be removed if and when construction commences.
A start and completion date for 200 Greenwich Street has yet to be seen, and progress is dependent on finding an anchor tenant for the skyscraper.