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Thread: 200 Greenwich Street - Proposed WTC Tower #2 - by Norman Foster

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    Stacking boxes isn't original. It's a pretty cheap and oblivious way to lure tenants in while accepting their demands.

    I think I would appreciate the design more, if even slightly, if it wasn't as obvious as day that it changed because Fox and News Corp. needed more leg room.

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    Default Sir Norman Foster may still have a chance!!!

    Statement from Larry A. Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties Inc.
    “While I am disappointed that 21st Century Fox and News Corp have elected to hold off on moving their headquarters, I am immensely grateful to the Murdochs and their talented team, as well as to the Bjarke Ingels Group and our partners at the Port Authority, for their inspired work over the past year.
    “Make no mistake: it won’t be long before we find a great company to anchor 2 World Trade Center. Lower Manhattan has firmly established itself as the neighborhood of choice for the world’s most dynamic technology, advertising, media, financial and other creative businesses. Downtown’s momentum is palpable and unstoppable – more than 600 firms have moved to Downtown since 2005, leasing over 15 million square feet of space. We at Silverstein Properties remain 100 percent committed to successfully completing this historic rebuilding effort.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by section08 View Post
    Statement from Larry A. Silverstein, Chairman, Silverstein Properties Inc.
    “While I am disappointed that 21st Century Fox and News Corp have elected to hold off on moving their headquarters, I am immensely grateful to the Murdochs and their talented team, as well as to the Bjarke Ingels Group and our partners at the Port Authority, for their inspired work over the past year.
    “Make no mistake: it won’t be long before we find a great company to anchor 2 World Trade Center. Lower Manhattan has firmly established itself as the neighborhood of choice for the world’s most dynamic technology, advertising, media, financial and other creative businesses. Downtown’s momentum is palpable and unstoppable – more than 600 firms have moved to Downtown since 2005, leasing over 15 million square feet of space. We at Silverstein Properties remain 100 percent committed to successfully completing this historic rebuilding effort.”

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    There IS a god!!!

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    I've never hoped for a project to die as much as this one.... Until they commission a new architect and a new tenant is involved and up an building with a completely different design I wont be assuaged.

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    hear, hear

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    Great news! Let's bring back the Windows on the World!

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    It sounds like Ingels had everybody thinking the new building would go on the existing base with minimal alteration, when the truth is they would have had to tear the whole thing out and put in an entirely new foundation because of the load paths. And that would be almost impossible because of the way everything in the pit is tied together.

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    Oh thank goodness. Never so happy to hear a development cancelled. Rather have a stump than a stack of boxes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtolman View Post
    Oh thank goodness. Never so happy to hear a development cancelled. Rather have a stump than a stack of boxes.
    The design hasn't changed. They just need to find a new anchor tenant.

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    The design was tailored to accept Fox and News Corp. Since they're out of the loop then that leaves the potential for a new design. Hopefully Norman Foster is back in talks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherpa View Post
    or just a park
    If they put one more park in or near the WTC complex, I'll freak out. This is the reality: Silverstein will not spend the time and money to rip up the existing foundation and build a new one. Whatever goes in that spot, Foster's design or not, will not be the current BIG design, end of story.

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    New York Post
    May 4, 2016

    Silverstein Properties leaning towards BIG 2 WTC design

    By Lois Weiss


    Bjarke Ingels Group rendering of 2 World Trade Center.

    Silverstein Properties now has two 3 million-square-foot options for a new 2 World Trade Center tower, and we’ve now learned the developer is leaning towards the BIG one.

    The first was the original Norman Foster design proposed after the site’s master plan was created. It has distinctive lighted diamonds on its slanted top.

    The other is the Bjarke Ingels Group, aka BIG, design that was created to house 20th Century Fox and News Corp., The Post’s parent. But the decision to nix the move earlier this year left the two designs in hand.

    The BIG building has staggered, planted terraces facing the east but also makes it appear to be facing away from the 9/11 Memorial Plaza.

    Silverstein’s chairman, Larry Silverstein, insisted that the BIG design shouldn’t be turned around, as I’ve always thought, and that it works “very well” with its current sitting.

    “[The top of] Two was a distinguishing feature of Norman Foster’s design,” Silverstein said. “Opposed to what Bjarke Ingels proposed. We can go in either direction. Which way, we are not sure yet.”

    But Silverstein added, “The probabilities are, and knowing the users we are talking to today, it will come down to the Bjarke Ingels.”

    Other sources revealed those “users” grazing around the WTC campfire include both BlackRock and JPMorganChase, which, with at least 1 million-square-foot requirements, are naturally also kicking bricks at Hudson Yards, Manhattan West and other future market opportunities.

    Meanwhile, architect BIG has also designed a dramatic new curtain wall and entrance for Vornado Realty Trust at Two Penn Plaza that would also serve as dramatic entryways for Madison Square Garden and Penn Station.

    On Tuesday’s conference call and in its annual report, CEO Steve Roth revealed that the waving, 85-foot-high canopy, dubbed “Skirt,” extends out 65 feet and was inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s dress blowing upwards as she stood over a subway grate in “The Seven Year Itch.”

    “We believe this design will become world-famous and a symbol of New York,” Roth added.

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