A James Rosenquist mural titled Joystick is now on display in the lobby of 3 World Trade Center in the Financial District. The mural was commissioned by Silverstein Properties and spans 46 feet of the office building’s ground-floor entryway.
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The cubic structure of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center is taking shape at the World Trade Center complex in the Financial District. The site has seen a tremendous amount of progress since YIMBY’s November update. 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 situated immediately to the east of One World Trade Center.
Exciting and long-awaited news has been announced in the Financial District, as a return to the original architect for Two World Trade Center has been confirmed. The New York Post reports that Norman Foster’s original 2006 supertall proposal, aka 200 Greenwich Street, is getting another shot at becoming a reality with a more updated design. In 2018, YIMBY was the first to indicate this was a possibility in an interview with Larry Silverstein, head of Silverstein Properties, who said Foster’s vision was still on the table, although at that point the Bjarke Ingels design was the apparent lead contender for construction.
The future 138-foot-tall, marbled-cladded Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center is finally beginning to take shape in the Financial District. REX is the design architect and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is the developer of the property, which sits on the northern end of the original 16-acre World Trade Center complex. Davis Brody Bond Architects is the executive architect. The project site is adjacent to the future eastern entrance and outdoor plaza of One World Trade Center’s glass podium and directly south of Seven World Trade Center.
As we look back today in remembrance of September 11, 2001, it’s affirming to appreciate the progress that has been made on the new World Trade Center Complex, especially over the last handful of years. The development has restored a vertical prowess to the Financial District and the Lower Manhattan skyline, given rise to a stunning new transit center topped by by Santiago Calatrava‘s Oculus, and will soon become a cultural destination as well. Construction has resumed for the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, tenants are steadily filling the 2.5 million square feet of office space at Three World Trade Center, and tourists and locals are experiencing Memorial Glade, the newest section of the 9/11 Memorial. YIMBY also checks in on the current state of Two World Trade Center and Five World Trade Center.