World Financial Center

The World Financial Center is the 14-acre, 8-million square-foot commercial core of Battery Park City. The WFC comprises four glass-and-granite towers that surround and define a public plaza on the water's edge. Each tower is set back at various intervals, ascending to distinctively shaped copper tops. Adjacent to the Plaza, the Winter Garden is a 10-story high grand glass hall with a domed roof and huge bay window facing the Hudson River.

Adamson assumed the role of coordinating architect for all the buildings and assisted in the design and controlled inspection of the cladding. Adamson, with Pelli Clarke Pelli, detailed all lobby spaces.

Location: 
New York, New York
Design Architect: 
Pelli Clarke Pelli
Architect of Record: 
Adamson Associates Architects
Client: 
Olympia & York Companies (USA)
Size: 
8,000,000 sf / 743,200 sm
Completion: 
1988