Exclusive: Inside the 4 World Trade Center Lobby

  • The tower recently passed the 11-story mark, and the structure for the lobby is largely in place.

    Joe Woolhead

  • A rendering of the lobby, which is composed of contrasting white and black marble.

    Maki and Associates

  • Stone panels were set up in Carrara, Italy, where the pieces of the lobby will be cut and prepared. The lobby will consist of black Swedish granite and white thassos marble from Greece for the walls, and Oiros stone (a composite of black, white and gray granites) from Italy will make up the floors.

    Joe Woolhead

  • Silverstein Properties and its architects on 150 Greenwich Street, as the Fumihiko Maki-designed tower is also known, recently took a trip to Italy to inspect the marble and stone that will be installed in the building's lobby.

    Maki and Associates

  • The design and construction team inspect different pieces of the black granite.

    Joe Woolhead

  • The lobby today, seen from the other side.

    Joe Woolhead

  • The stone panels are actually far thinner than they appear, only a few centimeters thick. Unlike the huge marble blocks of the past, which were self-supporting, these panels will be affixed to modern concrete walls and are purely aesthetic.

    Joe Woolhead

  • The team inspects different pieces of thassos marble to determine the preferred hue.

    Joe Woolhead

  • The marble and stone can be seen here in a rendering of the lobby's retail galleria.

    Maki and Associates

  • The galleria under construction today. Notice the escalator structure and the cantilevered viewing platform, which overlooks the memorial site.

    Joe Woolhead

  • A rendering of the tower, where the invitingly translucent glass of the base transitions to a more reflective tower, masking the workers inside while mirroring the sky.

    Maki and Associates

  • A recent photograph of the under-construction tower.

    Joe Woolhead

  • The 64-story tower is located at the southern end of the World Trade Center site.

    Silverstein Properties

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