Drawn up by international firm Soma Architects, these renderings are a basic expression of the developer's plans for this site. With the official architect still to be confirmed, these few shots supply only a glimmer of what is to come - a preliminary taster of the final concept.
An ice-white latticework effect scatters across the façade, with allusions to both traditional Islamic architecture and iconic symbols from other faiths, such as the Jewish Star of David. The elaborate, yet undeniably futuristic feel of this structure injects just the right amount of personality into its Manhattan neighbourhood - two blocks from where the Twin Towers once stood. This intricate detail can also be noted from the interior renderings, as light rushes to enter the building during the day and floods out as night falls....more at WAN