Nearing the 15th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11, the rebuilding effort at the World Trade Center site has made great strides over the past year towards completing the master plan. In late June, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' tower at 3 World Trade Center topped out at 1,079 feet tall. Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportation Hub opened in March, while the retail component opened in August, including a massive two-story store from Apple.
This past June, the elevated Liberty Park opened atop the World Trade Center Vehicular Security Center. Work continues on the adjacent St. Nicholas National Shrine, also designed by Calatrava, which replaces the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church that was destroyed on 9/11.
Designs for the final element, the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center, were announced on September 8th. The REX designed center, set to open in 2020, will feature a glowing façade of translucent, veined marble laminated in a glass curtail wall.
Architects: Adamson Associates (2 WTC, 3 WTC, 4 WTC), Davis Brody Bond (WTC Memorial and Museum, Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center), BIG (2 WTC), Maki and Associates (4 WTC), Michael Arad with Peter Walker and Partners (WTC Memorial), REX (Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center), Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (3 WTC), Santiago Calatrava (WTC Transit Hub), Snohetta (WTC Museum), SOM (1 WTC, 7 WTC), Studio Daniel Libeskind (WTC master plan);
Engineers: WSP Cantor Seinuk (1 WTC, 2 WTC, 3 WTC);
Developers: Silverstein Properties, Inc. (2 WTC, 3 WTC, 4 WTC, 7 WTC), The Durst Organization (1 WTC), The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (1 WTC, WTC Transportation Hub, WTC Memorial and Museum, Retail);
Program: Office, Retail, Memorial, Museum, Performing Arts Center, Transit, Park;
Completion: 1 WTC (2015), 2 WTC (TBD), 3 WTC (2018), 4 WTC (2013), 7 WTC (2006), WTC Transit Hub (2016), WTC Memorial (2011), WTC Museum (2014), Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (2020).