The 72-story tower at the 16-acre World Trade Center is a model of technology, efficiency, sustainability, and resilience
4WTC at 150 Greenwich Street is a minimalist tower that embraces an abstract quality – light, cool in color, and ephemeral – changing with the light of day. The two obtuse edges of the tower on the southwest and northeast corners are articulated with dramatic indentations to appear slender and sharp. Inside, a single edge forms two offices with a window from the open office to allow for uninterrupted views at the corner tip of the floor. The office lobby, with a 47-foot ceiling height, faces Greenwich Street. The formal composition is symmetrical and offers panoramic views of the Memorial Park. Facing Church Street is an 85-foot atrium, which amalgamates the Transit Hall and retail into a single, identifiable whole featuring multiple cascading floors.
Safety systems were designed to meet both the New York City Building Code and Port Authority requirements. One of the most sustainable and accessible buildings in the U.S., 4 WTC achieved LEED® Gold certification.