Bjarke Ingels may replace Norman Foster at 2 WTC

Miami /
Apr.April 28, 2015 01:30 PM

From the New York website: Larry Silverstein and Rupert Murdoch’s media companies 21st Century Fox and News Corp are talking to Danish starchitect Bjarke Ingels to potentially design the final tower at the World Trade Center.

Ingels, who designed a portion of the Marina Lofts in Fort Lauderdale, would replace the British architect Norman Foster. Foster first designed 2 World Trade Center a decade ago, the Wall Street Journal reported.

While Ingels would seriously alter the original designs, the Danish starchitect‘s design would keep the height — roughly 1,270 feet — and size — roughly 3 million square feet — the same as the original plans, according to the Journal. The companies are considering moving to the new, 88-story property and co-developing it with Silverstein’s Silverstein Properties.

“Architecture at its best is really the power to make the world a little more like our dreams,” Ingels said at a conference last year, according to the newspaper. “You take something that is a wild idea, like pure fiction, and you suddenly change it into hard fact.”

The media companies are reportedly also mulling to renew their lease at 1211 Sixth Avenue. [WSJ] — Claire Moses


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Jonathan Fish and a rendering of the project

Fort Lauderdale mixed-use project eyes March groundbreaking

Fort Lauderdale mixed-use project eyes March groundbreaking
Michael and Andrea Kallberg & 400 Royal Plaza Drive, Fort Lauderdale (Credit: Google Maps)

Disaster response firm owners sell Las Olas Isles mansion at a slight loss

Disaster response firm owners sell Las Olas Isles mansion at a slight loss
Publix CEO Todd Jones and a rendering of the project

Publix in Fort Lauderdale Beach moves forward

Publix in Fort Lauderdale Beach moves forward
601-607 Northeast 29th Drive and 999 Northeast 23rd Drive (Google Maps)

Investors pay $13M for multifamily portfolio in Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors

Investors pay $13M for multifamily portfolio in Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors
Mike Napoli and 2501 Delmar Place (Getty, Coldwell Banker)

He’s out: Baseball’s Mike Napoli sells waterfront Fort Lauderdale mansion for $7M

He’s out: Baseball’s Mike Napoli sells waterfront Fort Lauderdale mansion for $7M
4 West Las Olas

Fort Lauderdale developers score $92M bridge loan for rental tower

Fort Lauderdale developers score $92M bridge loan for rental tower
John Moran Jr. and 5 Isla Bahia Terrace, Fort Lauderdale

Warehousing CEO pays $8M for waterfront Fort Lauderdale house

Warehousing CEO pays $8M for waterfront Fort Lauderdale house
Kolter’s Bobby Julien and a rendering of the project (Kobi Karp)

Kolter wins approval for oceanside Fort Lauderdale condo development

Kolter wins approval for oceanside Fort Lauderdale condo development
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...