The New Design for 2 World Trade Center

2 World Trade Center rendering2 courtesy DBOXOnly a month and a half after architect Bjarke Ingels was said to be working on a new design for 2 World Trade Center, at the behest of likely tenants 21st Century Fox and News Corporation, we have a ton of renderings of the 1,340-foot-tall, 81-story building, via Wired. (Click that link for a long article and a video about how this design came to be.) It’s a stack of boxes with garden terraces and a questionable ticker under each cantilever.

Ingels—who lives in Tribeca—released a statement today, per the Daily News, and it included this: “To complete this urban reunification (the) tower will feel equally at home in Tribeca and the World Trade Center. From Tribeca, the home of lofts and roof gardens, it will appear like a vertical village of singular buildings stacked on top of each other. … From the World Trade Center, the individual towers will appear unified, completing the colonnade of towers framing the 9/11 Memorial. Horizontal meets vertical. Diversity becomes unity.”

It’s also the tower those of us to the north will see the most (after 1WTC), since it effectively blocks 3 and 4 World Trade Center.

2 World Trade Center rendering1 courtesy DBOX2 World Trade Center rendering3 courtesy DBOX



  1. What exactly happened to the old 2WTC design? It was way more interesting

  2. Not a fan of redesigned 2WTC.