Steel Shots: World Trade Center Site Update

For the past several years, NYC’s World Trade Center site has been gradually rebuilding, structure by structure. 4 World Trade Center was the first tower to open at the complex in late 2013, followed by 1 World Trade Center last November. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum opened last spring. For more on these steel-framed WTC projects, see the MSC articles “Four at the Fore” (04/2015), “Rising to the Top” (02/2014) and “Trident True” (01/2014).

Plans for the last WTC tower -- 2 WTC -- were unveiled last week. The 80-plus-story, 1,340-ft tower was designed by Bjarke Ingels as seven separate building volumes stacked on top of each other. See a video and renderings in the Wired article “Revealed: The Inside Story of the Last WTC Tower’s Design.”