In the News: The Design for 2 World Trade Center

••• Silverstein Properties is said to be leaning toward the second design for 2 World Trade Center—the one by Bjarke Ingels Group (and more renderings are here). Potential tenants “grazing around the WTC campfire include both BlackRock and JPMorganChase, which, with at least 1 million square-foot requirements.” Campfire is a funny word for such a chilly place. —New York Post

••• “The new Citywide Ferry Service will increase the amount of air pollution at docks around the city, and impacts on air quality will be unavoidable before the project launches next summer, according to a new environmental report released by the city.” —DNAinfo

••• A few more thefts have been added to the Tribeca Trib police blotter.

••• Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison. —New York Times

••• Carson Street [né Carson Street Clothiers] is closing up shop June 30. —Racked

••• “Le Pain Quotidien plans to open a new location at Gateway Plaza later this year, and hopes to install outdoor seating for dozens of diners on the busy sidewalk on South End Avenue, near the driveway that serves as an entrance to Battery Park City’s largest residential complex.” —Broadsheet

••• R & Company has two new exhibits up: “Brazilian furniture craftsman Jose Zanine and fashion aficionado Rogan Gregory.” —Interior Design



  1. De Blasio should be quite concerned that Mr Bharara has a few ongoing inquiries into his administration… And into other individuals as well… Time to clean things up a bit…

    Mr. Skelos is to be sentenced on May 12; a week later, John L. Sampson, a former leader of the Senate Democrats, will face his own sentencing. Prosecutors’ scrutiny of New York lawmakers continues: Several inquiries are now focused on possible wrongdoing connected to the administrations of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, both Democrats.

  2. It reminds me of the midtown tiered skyscraperso on testosterone. None of those have aged well in my opinion.

    The images of the terraces themselves remind me of 1980something type corporate plazas that always seemed to imply to the passerby that they existed only because the developer had to grudgingly offer some kind of “green” space.

  3. The new 2 WTC invokes the stair climb of the first responders, 9/11. Yet is very much anchored in the future of the site and the city. Good job. Keep it.

  4. I was told that the new Le Pain Quotidien at Gateway will open this Friday.