New York City Architecture in 2013: The Great and the Not-So-Great - NY Daily News

By: Matt Chaban | New York Daily News


Joe Woolhead

Gold medal
4 World Trade Center

It may not be the biggest building on the 16-acre site, nor the boldest, but it is certainly the most beautiful — a quiet, dignified tower that honors its sacred home. Using simple geometries, Japanese master architect Fumihiko Maki put a notched parallelogram atop a trapezoid and covered the whole thing in a crystalline glass sheath. The result is a solemn sentinel watching over the site.

News: 02.07.2014