The completion of the World Trade Center will restore the majestic skyline of Manhattan and unite the streetscapes of TriBeCa with the towers Downtown. To complete this urban reunification BIG have proposed a tower that will feel equally at home in TriBeCa and the World Trade Center. From TriBeCa, the home of lofts and roof gardens, it will appear like a vertical village of singular buildings stacked on top of each other to create parks and plazas in the sky. From the World Trade Center, the individual towers will appear unified, completing the colonnade of towers framing the 9/11 Memorial. Horizontal meets vertical. Diversity becomes unity.

Our film which was used to launch the design combines film footage with a range of visualisation techniques. Following a single spiralling movement the camera moves upwards through the building revealing inhabitants going about their everyday activities. Interviews with Bjarke Ingels were filmed at various locations around the building and were combined with motion graphics to help explain how the architectural vision will fit within the surrounding environment.

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