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7 World Trade Center, Ground Zero
First building completed 2006
Architect: David Childs – SOM Architects
228m high, 52 storeys
The original wtc7 from1987 was destroyed 2001

World Trade Centre site – Ground Zero
Richard Rogers Partnership to design Tower 2
Foster + Partners (Norman Foster) to design Tower 3

Norman Foster has recently designed New York skyscraper the Hearst Tower and is designing another, adj. The Seagram Building, so despite losing out in the final shortlist for the World Trade Centre site Foster has done well.
Richard Rogers is working on massive designs for the Jacob Javits Convention Center with controversy in early 2006 when he joined a group opposed to certain Jewish settlements in Palestine

World Trade Center tower
Richard Rogers Partnership to design one of the four new towers on Ground Zero site

Renzo Piano – Skyscraper
New York Times – new offices, USA
52 storey tower

Norman Foster – Seagram Building
Foster + Partners to design 62 storey 216m high New York skyscraper beside Mies van der Rohe‘s classic Seagram Building on Lexington Avenue.

New Tower, Lower East Side
Design: Bernard Tschumi Architects
The subtly angular tower uses pixilated glass in shades of blue. This Lower Manhattan tower has 32 residential units with a significant commercial element: £15m

Atlantic Yards Complex, Brooklyn
Frank Gehry + Partners LLP for developer Bruce Ratner

Pratt Institute Architecture School – Extension: Higgins Hall
Steven Holl, Architects with Rogers Marvel Architects
new building inserted between two 19th Century buildings
22,500 sqft

Cooper Union Architecture School
Thom Mayne, architect (Morphosis Architects)

Bronx Public Library Center
Architect: Dattner Architects

LVMH Building, East 57th Street; Fifth & Madison Avenue
Christian de Portzamparc
LVMH Tower New York
photo : Wade Zimmerman
LVMH Tower

New York Criminal Court Complex
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects

Ground Zero – Snohetta Building
Proposed Ground Zero Drawing Center relocated with designs by Weisz + Yoes Architecture

Prospect Park + current designs for Brooklyn Bridge Park
Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA)

Governor’s Island Architecture Competition, New York
Ideas being sought for the 172-acre sanctuary off New York Harbour
Deadline: May 10, 2006
Instructed by Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Pataki

Proposals for Governor’s Island include an aerial gondola by Santiago Calatrava and the conversion of Castle Williams into a replica of Shakespeare’s London Globe Theatre by Foster + Partners

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