World Trade Center

Work Progressing on Santiago Calatrava’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in the Financial District

Construction has topped out on the Santiago Calatrava-designed St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church the Financial District. Located by the intersection of Greenwich Street and Liberty Street in the elevated Liberty Park, the structure will replace the original church of the same name located at 155 Cedar Street, which was destroyed on 9/11. The symmetrical architectural design was inspired by Istanbuls’ Hagia Sophia and Church of the Holy Savior of Chora. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is developing the project, which is positioned across from the original 16-acre World Trade Center complex.

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Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center Quickly Rising in the Financial District

The cubic structure of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center is continuing to take shape in the Financial District. Designed by REX and developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey with Davis Brody Bond Architects as the executive architect, the 138-foot-tall structure is located in the World Trade Center complex at the foot of One World Trade. A lot of progress has occurred since our last update in early February, when the steel trusses that form the bottom portion of the superstructure were just being assembled. Now work has climbed well above with the formation of the multi-story perimeter of V-shaped columns. This section of the building will be enclosed in the white marble façade.

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Illustrative Renderings Released of Norman Foster’s Original Design for Two World Trade Center, in the Financial District

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.

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