Location: New York (USA)
Client: Port Authority NY/NJ
Structural: FTL Design Engineering Studio
Project Team: Sameer Kumar
In the aftermath of sept.11 and once the WTC site had been cleared for reconstruction, the need was felt to provide both pedestrian signage to delineate the site but also create a sense of place all around the WTC site. We opted to design a simple and elegant free standing fabric & steel structure which, once multiple units are placed around, would provide not only signage and lighting but also build a new virtual space, united by these urban markers rising well above the security fence. In day time the white fabric bounces light and at night an internal lighting system provides a glowing presence.