2 World Trade Center at 200 Greenwich Street features a sparkling glazed crystalline form and diamond-shaped summit that will create a bold addition to the New York skyline. Designed by Foster + Partners, the office tower will rise to 1,270 feet and be topped by an 80-foot antenna.
The 79-story tower will contain 60 office floors, including a sky lobby, that total 2.3 million square feet, a 65-foot-high office lobby, and 138,000 square feet of retail, including 130,000 square feet at or above street level. A typical office area will vary in size from 41,000 to 45,000 square feet. Additionally, there will be four trading floors, each offering 66,000 square feet of space.
Arranged around a central cruciform core, the tower will be comprised of four blocks containing light-filled, flexible, column-free office floors that rise to the 59th floor, whereupon the glass façades will be sheared off at an angle to address the memorial.
Among many building enhancements, 2 WTC features a central concrete core and an external structural steel frame. Safety systems will exceed the city's building code and Port Authority requirements. Designed to the highest energy efficiency ratings, 2 WTC will seek to achieve the Gold standard under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Giving the building its distinctive inclined summit as the second tower in the WTC Master Plan, 2 WTC's diamond crown will act as a symbolic marker of the location of the memorial park when viewed from any location.