|PROJECT NAME||TWA Lounge at 1WTC|
|SQ. FT.||2,400 SQF|
It was a daunting task: designing a hotel that would provide more than 500 guest rooms while deferring to Saarinen’s relatively low-slung structure. ’s solution was, instead of one tall tower, two swoopy glass seven-story buildings, each tucked behind a wing of the original central structure. They create “a neutral backdrop,” Anne Marie Lubrano says.
While the hotel is under construction—and to get it on the public’s radar—the developers commissioned Lubrano and Lea Ciavarra to design the , a project satellite on the 86th floor of One World Trade Center in Manhattan. The 2,400-square-foot space, which serves as a sales center for the weddings and such that can be booked at the hotel—and as an event space itself—echoes the curves, colors, and materials of the original. View the slideshow for more images.