New York Memory Foundations
(Rendering Above courtesy Silverstein Properties) Studio Daniel Libeskind's design study was selected in February 2003 as the master site plan for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center Site.
In addition to a towering spire of 1776 feet, the plan proposed a complex program which called for the construction of a memorial with waterfalls, an underground museum, a visitor center, retail space, a special transit hub and four office towers spiraling to the
height of the Freedom Tower.
For more than 5 years, Studio Daniel Libeskind has been coordinating with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Foster and Partners,
Maki and Associates, Richard Rogers Partnership, and Santiago Calatrava to realize Memory Foundations -- a truly remarkable design that will reclaim New York's skyline.
In addition to the Freedom Tower, which was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and
a world-class transportation hub designed by Santiago Calatrava, four more towers and an awe-inspiring memorial are currently under construction in Lower Manhattan.