"The crystalline top of the tower respects the master plan and bows down to the Memorial Park commemorating the tragic events that unfolded here. But it is also a powerful symbol of hope for the future. The dramatic height of the tower celebrates the spirit that has historically driven Manhattan to build tall, and the diamond-shaped top will be a crowning landmark on the city’s skyline."
- Norman Foster, Tower 2 Architect

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2 World Trade Center

View from Memorial to Tower 2

View from Memorial to Tower 2

The second tallest of the WTC towers, 2 World trade Center (200 Greenwich Street) will create a bold addition to the New York skyline. Designed by Foster and Partners, its sparkling glazed crystalline with a diamond-shaped summit will salute the memorial below, 

At 1,349 feet, 2 WTC tower will contain five levels of retail; four trading floors; 60 office floors -- a of total 3.1 million rentable square feet; and a 67-foot-high office lobby. Its eight entrances will allow access at street level, below-grade at the WTC Transportation Hub, and at the retail area. A typical office area will vary in size from 41,000 to 45,000 rentable square feet of space. Trading floors will be 65,000 square feet.  

2 WTC's central cruciform core - steel encased in reinforced concrete - will provide the structural backbone to the tower. Its safety systems will exceed New York City building code and Port Authority of New York and New Jersey requirements, and  it will seek to to achieve the LEED Gold standard for energy efficiency.   2 World Trade Center will be a powerful statement of hope as we look to the future. Its height celebrates the spirit of the city and the diamond shape top will be a crowning landmark in Manhattan's new skyline.