World Trade Center

Lower Manhattan

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.

February 15, 2021 - The Architect's Newspaper

9/11 Memorial

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.

September 12, 2016 - UrbDeZine

New York

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.

September 11, 2016 - The Record


What Does Architecture for Security Look Like?

There's a difference between designing for safety and designing for fear.

August 8, 2016 - Motherboard

Calatrava WTC Hub

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.

May 4, 2016 - UrbDeZine

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.

June 12, 2015 - The Architect's Newspaper

One World Trade Center

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.

June 9, 2015 - Wired

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.

May 23, 2014 - Fast Co. Design

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.

January 16, 2014 - Next American City

'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."

September 11, 2013 - The New York Times

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