7 World Trade Center by SOM | ITSLIQUID

7 World Trade Center by SOM

Architecture | November 12, 2014 |

world trade center 01Image courtesy of Iwan Baan

7 World Trade Center by SOM

Completed in 2006, this 52-storey office tower signaled the rebirth of the Lower Manhattan following the September 2001 attacks and set a standard for the World Trade Center master plan.

002Image courtesy of James Ewing Otto

Conveying a sense of lightness and establishing a strong street-level presence were central to the design. The tower rises like a shimmering glass shard, with a curtain wall that reflects the ever-changing sky. The building’s lower portion is clad in a perforated steel screen that was created in collaboration with designer James Carpenter. Behind the metal scrim sits a panel of blue and white LEDs whose intensity gradually shifts throughout the day. In the spacious lobby, a captivating light installation by the artist Jenny Holzer draws the attention of passers-by.

World trade center 03Image courtesy One WTC © SOM

As New York City’s first commercial office building to receive LEED® certification, 7 World Trade Center incorporates a range of sustainable features, starting with the use of recycled structural steel, insulation, and interior materials. Over its life, the tower is expected to use less energy than a traditionally built skyscraper of comparable size, in part by using collected rainwater to cool the building, and by directly metering tenants to encourage energy conservation.

more. www.som.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Makati Commerce Tower by Woods…

Architecture | January 27, 2021

Vertical emphasis through the façade's vivid vertical rhythm, creates a new "Green" landmark for Makati financial district. Rising almost 170 metres above the city, Woods Bagot's vision for Makati Commerce Tower will create a strong vertical presence and a prominent new addition to Manila's skyline. Read more


Knotted, Torn, Scattered: Sculpture after…

Art | January 26, 2021

Knotted, Torn, Scattered: Sculpture after Abstract Expressionism features sculptural work in the Guggenheim collection from the 1960s and '70s by six artists who helped redefine the legacy of postwar art in the United States. The works in this exhibition -produced by Lynda Benglis, Maren Hassinger, Robert Morris, Senga Nengudi, Richard Serra, and Tony Smith- respond to and critique the innovations of Abstract Expressionist painters by emphasizing process, material, and performance. Read more


Hinterhouse by Ménard Dworkind

Design | January 25, 2021

Hinterhouse is nestled into a densely forested hillside with sweeping views of the Mont-Tremblant valley. The 16-foot wide house, designed to be prefabricated, can be driven on local roads and delivered to site. Read more


INTERVIEW: KATHERINE SPINELLA

Interviews | January 24, 2021

Katherine Spinella (american, b. 1985) transports the refuse of commerce into fractured, elevated, and philosophically personified artifacts through multi-media collage. Using digital manipulation, printmaking, sculpture and video installation in her process, recent projects investigate ideas of post-humanism and the symbiotic relationships between plant, animal, and human. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!