Design managers selected for Silverstein’s three office and retail towers
World Trade Center developer Larry A. Silverstein has announced that Guy Punzi and Fred Alvarez, two highly accomplished design architects, have joined his growing World Trade Center development team.
Mr. Punzi will serve as Design Manager for 175 Greenwich Street (Tower 3). In this capacity, he will manage the assembled team of architects, engineers and consultants on the office tower designed by Richard Rogers Partnership. The glass and steel tower will contain approximately 2.1 million square feet of office space and 133,000 square feet of retail.
Similarly, Mr. Alvarez will serve as Design Manager for 150 Greenwich Street (Tower 4), designed by Maki and Associates. The tower will contain approximately 1.8 million square feet of office space and five floors of retail.
In addition, Mr. Silverstein announced that Ed Narbutas, Vice President of Design for World Trade Center Properties, after completing coordination of the Freedom Tower design in 2006, will now serve as Design Manager for 200 Greenwich Street (Tower 2). Designed by Foster and Partners, 200 Greenwich Street, the second tallest building on the site, will contain approximately 2.3 million square feet of office space and 143,000 square feet of retail.
Since May of this year, the WTC Design Task Force, which encompasses four architectural firms and numerous engineers and other design professionals, has been working with an unprecedented collaborative approach in a design studio at 7 WTC. In less than four months, they unveiled conceptual designs for the three office towers, and they are now working diligently to finalize each design and ready them for construction.