7 World Trade Center construction 1986
Also probably my next postcard purchase
New Yok | WTC (cancelled)
This was the first design for the construction of the WTC from 1959.
The three buildings that stand to the south of it were part of the plan to relocate the Stock Exchange.
Are the former designs for the New WTC old enough for this thread? Found some renderings of its previous iterations on the Web Archive of wtc.com and thought they made for a neat comparison, in addition to one I made:
It says wind turbine spire on the last image. Not sure why it was cut though, could be many different plausible reasons.
Interestingly, it was briefly considered in a design study for 5WTC to be above the PATH station rather than at 130 Liberty (if only just to rule it out as an option):
The Drake finishing construction mid 1929. First beam placed September 8, 1928, and the building opened September 30, 1929. It was supposed to open June 1, and at the end of 1928 it was expected to cost 2,100,000 but it ended up being 5,000,000. Keep in mind a major event in 1929, but the tower was still deemed successful
I love this building. Thank you.
Me as well! I had to do research on it, since there’s barely information out there. But I was digging DEEP last night, I even found the architect of my high-school (Charles R. Peddle). Another fact about the buildings is many people confuse this tower as the one next to Central Park in Ghostbusters. But that was just a practical model
It was filmed at 55 Central Park West. The model was just used for the Marshmallow man scenes lol.