World Trade Center Tower 2
Arranged around a central cruciform core, the tower comprises four blocks containing light-filled, flexible, column free office floors rising to the 74th office level and the slope building top above, where the glass facades are sheared off at an angle to address the Memorial Park.. The tower is influenced by the geometry of the site, with the cruciform core providing the structural backbone as well as the key organizing diagram. The volume of the tower is punctuated on all four sides by notches, elegantly breaking up the mass of the tower into four interconnected blocks.
The imposing double-height ground floor lobby is connected at the Greenwich Street entrance to the MTA providing direct access to the underground infrastructure system. The lobby rises in level along Vesey Street and includes a further connection with the transport system via escalators and a four-storey shopping area.