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Author: Danny Forster
Title: World Trade Center Tower
Description: Film Unlocks Puzzles Inside Our World Trade Center Project We invite you to enjoy another in our video series that goes behind the scenes on some of our most interesting projects. In this installment, Danny Forster discusses the challenges (emotional and architectural) of designing a 30-story hotel tower adjacent to the World Trade Center site. As he puts it, “you can’t just build a building.” Mindful of the incredible weight of responsibility, DF&A designed the tower in relationship Daniel Leibeskind’s overall master plan for Ground Zero. The site was complicated for other reasons too: it linked two very different neighborhoods--old and new Manhattan--and it had to navigate competing zoning and building regulations. Watch how we came up with the solutions, and found ways for our building to communicate more than its function.