Designed by Japanese architects Maki and Associates, 4 World Trade Center has opened in Manhattan at 150 Greenwich Street. The building is one of five World Trade Center towers proposed in a plan headed by Daniel Libeskind, the architect behind 1 World Trade Center, which was officially named the tallest building in the world last week.
4 WTC features a sleek design with sharp angles and clear glass that allows sweeping views of the city from inside while also reflecting its exterior surroundings. Standing 72 floors high, 4 WTC is the fourth tallest tower proposed for the downtown Manhattan site. The building itself rests on a 12-foot slant, with the four corners of 4 WTC sitting on different topographic elevations.
Maki and Associates designed the building for pedestrian accessibility, including a public plaza and entrances to the subway, because it directly faces World Trade Center Memorial Park.
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