WTC competition

Location: New York, NY
Type: Invited Proposal, With OMA
Size: 100,000 M2 / 1.2 Mill. SF
Program: Office, Living, Recreational, Hotel, Parking
Client: New York Times Magazine

The WTC proposal proposes an inversion of the typical skyscraper form: the building would grow wider at the top, giving extra space to the more desirable and expensive upper floors.

Struts between each ‘leg’ of the building and its neighbors would serve the dual purpose of connecting them and supporting the lower, thinner and less sturdy floors.

Designed for 24-hour use, the building would contains housing, apartments, hotel rooms and retail and cultural space; the roof would be a green area accesible by all to creating unobstructed views ober the Manhattan Island.