World Financial Center
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The World Financial Center is the 14-acre, 8-million square-foot commercial core of Battery Park City, the 92-acre site was created by the landfill produced in part by the excavation for the World Trade Center towers. The Center 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-storey high grand glass hall with a domed roof and huge bay window facing the Hudson River.
Adamson Associates assumed the role of co-ordinating architect, and assisted in the design and controlled inspection of the cladding. Adamson, with Pelli Clarke Pelli, detailed all public circulation and lobby spaces for the overall development. Throughout the podium of the four Towers and Winter Garden are public concourses lined with retail. These retail areas extend onto the exterior terrace areas facing onto the Hudson River and Marina.