New designs for World Trade Centre 2, this time by Danish architects BIG, have been unveiled.
Sat on 200 Greenwich Street, the tower will be the second tallest in the complex after the completed One World Trade Centre, colloquially known by all patriotic Americans as The Freedom Tower.
The 408.4 metre tall skyscraper will have over 80-storeys, and be the new home for 21st Century Fox and News Corporation which will be occupying the bottom half of the building allowing the two companies which share a common owner to finally come together under one roof.
The supertall is designed to present different faces depending on where it is viewed from. From the 9/11 Memorial it has a sheer glass side that rivals the other WTC towers, but from other angles the stacked profile becomes more apparent displaying the same sort of typology as the mid-rise brick clad apartment buildings that dominate the Tribeca neighbourhood it overlooks.
The use of the stacked elements allows a collection of sky gardens to be created that add up to almost 1 acre of outdoor space. Connecting to the roof terraces are a mixture of double height communal areas that could be used for anything from basketball courts to more traditional break out areas for the office tenants.
At the towers base there will be about 10,000 square metres of retail space and it will be tied into to the WTC metro station giving it access to the city's metro lines.
The scheme is being developed by Silverstein Properties, and once complete with have 260,000 square metres of net lettable space.