Some recent photos taken by an anonymous tipster of design models for Two World Trade Center (2 WTC) give insight into the possible composition of the highly anticipated skyscraper. Also known as 200 Greenwich Street, the future 1,350-foot-tall office development from Silverstein Properties is expected to be the second-tallest building at the World Trade Center site, and is also the last major component to be built as part of the complex. Located at the southwest corner of Church and Vesey Streets, the site currently sits as an assemblage of columns and mechanical ducts surrounded in muraled walls.
The models show a reconfigured base featuring columns already in place underground as part of the foundation. According to the models, the floors reduce in size as the tower rises. This design characteristic might appeal more to tech and finance companies than to be used as trading floors. It is unclear how recent these models are and if they are an iteration by Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, who returned as the architect for project last year.
The new 2 WTC was first designed by Foster + Partners in 2006, then redesigned by the Bjarke Ingels Group in 2015, before Foster + Partners were once again attached in 2020 to a redesign of the original conceptualization.
2 WTC does not have government assistance for the construction, unlike previous World Trade Center buildings. A construction timeline and expected completion date will all depend on Silverstein Properties securing anchor tenants and construction financing.