World Trade Center
World Trade Center Rebuild Almost Complete With Approval of 900-Foot Mixed-Use Tower
Plans have been approved for the development of 5 World Trade Center, in place of a building damaged on September 11 and eventually torn down.
How 9/11 Inspired Public Service as an Urban Planner
The account of how the terror and tragedy of 9/11 led an urban planner from working for a private consulting firm to working in the public sector.
Taking Stock of New York's Changing Skyline Post-9/11
Fear that skyscrapers might be a persistent target of terrorist attacks did not last long beyond the days and months following 9/11. Neither terrorists nor the Great Recession have stopped the city's skyline from continuing to reaching skyward.
What Does Architecture for Security Look Like?
There's a difference between designing for safety and designing for fear.
A Review of Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportation Hub
There's still a construction fence around the World Trade Center transportation hub designed by Santiago Calatrava, and its not accessible from the street yet. Carol Berens shares a few photos and impressions.
Friday Funny: Is the Design for 2 WTC Too King Kong-Friendly?
Henry Melcher reports on a humorous response to the new renderings revealed for the future 2 WTC tower (also the future home of 21st Century Fox and News Corp), designed by Bjarke Ingels Group.
Revealed: Designs for Final World Trade Center Tower
2 WTC was designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and already has a tentative lease agreement with Rupert Murdoch’s media companies, 21st Century Fox and News Corp.
Watch the National September 11 Memorial Museum Rise from the Ground
A time-lapse camera installed by a live webcam company called EarthCam has produced a beautiful two-and-a-half-minute video showing the construction of the September 11 Memorial and Museum.
Accounting for the Port Authority’s Failures
The recent George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy, clouded by the presidential aspirations of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, is only the most recent failure of management by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
'Once-Lowly' Piece of Infrastructure Honored as a Hero of 9-11
David W. Dunlap recounts how the slurry wall built around the World Trade Center's foundations prevented the devastation to Lower Manhattan from becoming much worse, and "became a symbol of resilience in the months and years after the attack."
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.