SOM Associate Director Frank Mahan was selected as a recipient of the 2019 Young Architects Award by the American Institute of Architects. The annual award program honors young leaders who have made significant contributions to the field of architecture early in their careers.
Curbed magazine features an interactive map of some of the most iconic buildings in New York City's five boroughs. Two buildings designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill are included in the list: Lever House and One World Trade Center.
In a multi-media feature, Architect Magazine reports on the design, safety, and security of One World Trade Center. SOM Managing Partners T.J. Gottesdiener and Kenneth Lewis and SOM Director Nicole Dosso share insight on the complexities and significance of the project.
On October 11th, 2018, Nicole Dosso will speak at the Center for Architecture in New York City. She will discuss the design decisions made by SOM in order to redefine safety and security at One World Trade Center following the events of September 11th, 2001.
In an interview for Commercial Observer, SOM Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis discusses his path into architectural design, his time at SOM, and his experience overseeing complex projects in New York City. Lewis shares insight on Time Warner Center, 35 Hudson Yards, and other developments.
Travel + Leisure magazine talks with William F. Baker on Skyscraper Day about his work as an engineer for some of the world's tallest towers. The article spotlights various observation decks, including the SOM-designed Burj Khalifa, One World Trade Center, Willis Tower, and 875 N. Michigan Avenue.
SOM will participate in more than 20 events at this year's AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City. The conference, which features approximately 70 educational and networking events, includes seminars, workshops, and a two-day Architecture Expo at the Javits Center.
Beginning on June 17th, 2018, a selection of models highlighting the structural engineering of several SOM-designed projects will be shown as part of an exhibition at the Museum of Architecture and Engineering NRW in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The exhibition is titled "Visionaries and Everyday Heroes: Engineers - Build - Future."
BBC's Rachael Gillman interviews SOM Managing Partner T.J. Gottesdiener for the "Witness" history program. Gottesdiener discusses the aftermath of the September 11th attacks and the complex political and social factors that influenced the subsequent design of One World Trade Center and the surrounding site.
ArchiteXX interviews SOM Director Nicole Dosso about her two-decade-long experience at SOM. She touches upon her contributions to key projects such as One World Trade Center and Moynihan Train Hall, her approach to the technical side of design, and the lessons she's learned along the way.
Curbed features 20 largescale developments in New York City's five boroughs. Hudson Yards, the Manhattan West Development, Cornell Tech, and the World Trade Center are included as projects that are transforming the landscape of the city.
In honor of International Women's Day, Curbed highlights the contribution that women have made in designing and building some of New York's most iconic structures, including One World Trade Center. SOM Director Nicole Dosso served as Senior Technical Coordinator for the 104-story tower.
New Atlas includes One World Trade Center in a round-up of the most iconic projects it has covered in 2016. Recently certified LEED® Gold, the skyscraper reasserts downtown Manhattan's preeminence as a global business center and serves as an architectural landmark for New York City and the nation.
In an interview for CityRealty, SOM Managing Partner Kenneth Lewis discusses the evolution of his career at SOM, the iconic projects he has worked on, such as One World Trade Center and Time Warner Center, and his passion for promoting SOM's work in sustainable design.
The New York Times includes One World Trade Center in a round-up of diverse new building silhouettes reshaping the New York City skyline. The LEED® Gold certified building reasserts downtown Manhattan's preeminence as a global business center and establishes a new civic icon.
The New Yorker reviews "Never Built New York," which explores the architectural paths New York City could have traveled. The book features some of SOM's unrealized schemes for the World Trade Center, Madison Square Garden Redevelopment, Penn Station, and the United Nations.
New Atlas reports on One World Trade Center's recent LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Designed by SOM, the 104-story tower holds the title of the tallest LEED® certified building in New York City and in the Western Hemisphere.
Inhabitat highlights the sustainable design of One World Trade Center, which recently earned LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. SOM's innovative design for the tower integrates architecture, structure, urban design, safety, and sustainability.
Curbed spotlights the sustainable design of One World Trade Center, which recently achieved LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The 104-story, 1,776-foot-tall office tower is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere to earn this distinction.
One World Trade Center has been awarded LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a recognized mark of excellence and leadership in energy and environmental design. Completed in 2014, the building is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, and also one of the most sustainable.
Curbed highlights One World Trade Center in an article covering the progress of the World Trade Center complex. Completed in 2014, One World Trade Center recaptures the New York skyline, reasserts downtown Manhattan’s preeminence and establishes a new civic icon for the country.
One World Trade Center, an icon of resilience, has become an instantly recognizable symbol of New York City—adorning coffee mugs, key chains, and even pizza boxes. The New York Times scouts out the city’s tourist shops to find some of the more colorful interpretations of the building.
America magazine looks at the One World Trade Center in an article discussing the commemorative elements of the new World Trade Center site. The piece is written by author Judith Dupré whose book "One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building" was published this year.
The Commercial Observer covers the use of pressurized first-responder elevators for tall building evacuation. SOM Director Nicole Dosso was interviewed about protected evacuation routes in One World Trade Center and 7 World Trade Center, both designed by SOM.
In its online newsletter, AIA New York recounts the Neighborhood School's student visit to SOM's office. The elementary students who participated in the Center for Architecture's Learning By Design:NY program were able to see their own model of One World Trade Center on display.
On July 19th, 2016, first- and second-grade students from The Neighborhood School visited SOM's New York office for a tour and a presentation about One World Trade Center. The students' own model of the building is now on display in the office.
San Francisco Book Review awards five stars to Judith Dupré's "One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building." The definitive book chronicles the tower's creation, based on more than 70 interviews with people closely involved in the project, including its designers at SOM.
Architectural Digest looks back on the iconic work of SOM through a dozen projects, from the 1950s to today, including several of the most renowned skyscrapers. The article also mentions how the firm has nurtured the careers of many great architects throughout its history.
On NPR Marketplace, architecture writer Judith Dupré discusses her latest publication, "One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building." Her book chronicles the tower's creation, with more than 70 interviews with the people most closely involved in the project, including its designers at SOM.
CNN spotlights two SOM-designed towers—One World Trade Center and Burj Khalifa—in an article that explores the human tendency to build to ever-greater heights. The article traces the history of tall buildings, from the Great Pyramids to the record-breaking high-rises of the 21st century.
The New York Times Magazine highlights New York City's newest crop of skyscrapers and examines living and working above 800 feet. The issue features several SOM projects, including One World Trade Center, 28 Liberty, 7 World Trade Center, and Lever House.
Architizer reviews Judith Dupré's "One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building." The book incorporates over 70 interviews with the people most closely involved in the project and presents a rich visual chronicle of the building, with more than 250 photographs.
On May 25th, 2016, SOM Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis will join a panel with author Judith Dupré to discuss her new book, "One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building." The event takes place at the New York Public Library.
Architectural Digest highlights author Judith Dupré's book, One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building. Published by Little Brown and Company, the book gives the complete story of the tower's creation, incorporating over 70 interviews and more than 250 photographs.
The definitive book on New York City's 21st century civic icon is now published. "One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building" presents a rich chronicle of the skyscraper, telling the complete story of the tower's creation from all angles.
Fast Company's Co.Design highlights author Judith Dupré's new book, "One World Trade Center: Biography of the Building." The publication explores the development of the tower and other buildings on the World Trade Center site from multiple angles—political, economic, structural and technological, artistic, and civic.
City & State, a magazine covering New York government and politics, spoke to SOM's Kenneth A. Lewis for their Construction issue about some of the key elements that architects have to consider when designing supertall buildings and how these factors affect the skyline.
At the annual CTBUH international conference, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff premiered "Engineering an Icon: How One World Trade Center Redefined Structural Engineering and Recreated an Icon for New York." In the video, SOM Managing Partner T.J. Gottesdiener discusses the challenges of designing One World Trade Center.
The Commercial Observer interviews SOM Managing Partner T.J. Gottesdiener about One World Trade Center and 7 World Trade Center, as well as the encompassing site. Gottesdiener discusses the process of designing the buildings, which have contributed to the revitalization of downtown Manhattan.
The Wall Street Journal identifies a theme among the new buildings at the World Trade Center site: an openness to the surrounding city. With its ultra-clear glass facade, public observatory, and two ground-level plazas, SOM's One World Trade Center contributes to this sense of civic connection.
Popular Science takes a closer look at the high performance glass used for supertall towers, including SOM’s One World Trade Center and the Burj Khalifa. In the article, SOM Structural and Civil Engineering Partner William F. Baker describes the powerful atmospheric forces that designers must consider when building tall.
USGlass Magazine remarks on the overall crystalline form of One World Trade Center and SOM's use of glass at an “unprecedented scale.” The civic icon was recently honored with the Best Tall Buildings award in the Americas region by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.
Civil Engineering magazine highlights the recent honor awarded to SOM’s One World Trade Center, as a regional winner of the Best Tall Buildings Awards. Held annually by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the awards program received a record pool of entrants this year.
Architectural Digest highlights notable facts and figures about One World Trade Center. The tower, designed by SOM and completed in 2014, is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Ahead of a long holiday weekend in the United States, Curbed published its top picks for architectural tourism across the country. SOM's One World Trade Center and John Hancock Center are featured in the guide.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced the winners of its annual Best Tall Buildings Awards. SOM’s One World Trade Center, which opened in 2014, won in the Americas category and is now eligible for the “Best Tall Building Worldwide” honor.
In its Spring 2015 issue, Metals in Construction magazine spotlights two recently completed SOM projects: 55 West 46th Street and One World Trade Center. SOM architects describe the innovative facades of these two New York City towers, as well as the design processes that produced them.
Architect Magazine reports on this year’s CTBUH Best Tall Buildings Award winners. Selected from more than 120 entries, SOM’s One World Trade Center earned top honors in the Americas region.
The Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center officially opens this week. CNN recently spoke with SOM Managing Partner T.J. Gottesdiener about the event as a milestone in the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site, and as a symbol of optimism.
The Real Deal spotlights New York City’s Architizer A+ Award winners, including SOM’s One World Trade Center. The 1,776-foot tower, located in downtown Manhattan, was chosen as the Popular Choice Award winner in the Commercial Office – High Rise category.
Three SOM projects have won the 2015 Architizer A+ Awards, a program that recognizes outstanding architecture in more than 90 distinct categories. Winners will be recognized at a formal gala on May 14, 2015.
SOM Associate Director Christoph Timm will give a keynote speech at ZAK World of Facades, a conference dedicated to facade design and engineering. Timm’s presentation will include cases studies on the facade designs of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Terminal 2, One World Trade Center, as well as a general overview of SOM’s current work.
Two experts on tall buildings, William F. Baker, SOM Structural and Civil Engineering Partner, and Kenneth A. Lewis, SOM Managing Partner, recently spoke with architecture critic Justin Davidson about the feasibility of mile-high structures. Their thoughts on the future of supertalls appear in this week’s New York Magazine.
Four SOM projects have been named finalists in this year’s Architizer A+ Awards. Selected from thousands of submissions, the SOM projects will now be considered for a Jury Award, determined by a panel of esteemed judges, and a Popular Choice Award, based on popular votes.
The Washington Post shares a series of graphics about the tallest buildings in history. Produced by artist Martin Vargic, the charts feature SOM's Burj Khalifa, John Hancock Center, One World Trade Center, and Willis Tower.
CBS News recently took a look at the artwork inside of One World Trade Center. Designed by SOM, the skyscraper houses notable paintings and sculptures, as well as a 90-foot-long mural hanging within the tower’s soaring lobby.
SOM’s tallest towers are spotlighted in the Skyscraper Museum’s recently opened exhibition titled “TEN TOPS.” The show focuses on 24 towers around the world that are 100 stories tall or higher, a group of exceptional structures that includes four SOM-designed buildings.
SOM Director Nicole Dosso will speak about One World Trade Center at Syracuse University on March 3, 2015. She will present an overview of the 1,776-foot tower and describe some of the technical challenges that the structure resolved.
SOM’s One World Trade Center is spotlighted in Architectural Digest’s roundup of eight extraordinary new buildings around the world. The 1,776-foot tower, which opened in November, is described as “crystalline, clean-lined, timeless.”
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recently released its 2014 Year in Review. The report features SOM's One World Trade Center in New York City and Tianjin Kerry Center in China.
From November 3 to December 3, 2014, SOM held the #WelcomeOneWTC photo contest to mark the official opening of One World Trade Center. Here, the firm presents a number of standout submissions from contest participants, following on the first group of photographs presented earlier this month.
SOM’s recently completed One World Trade Center is included in designboom’s roundup of the top 10 towers of 2014. The 104-story skyscraper is described as “a striking visual icon” in downtown Manhattan.
From November 3 to December 3, 2014, SOM held the #WelcomeOneWTC photo contest to mark the official opening of One World Trade Center. Here, the firm presents a number of other standout submissions from contest participants.
SOM Associate Julie Hiromoto will be a featured speaker at Credai Gujcon, a construction and building material expo held in Ahmedabad, India, on December 21st. Hiromoto’s presentation will provide an overview of One World Trade Center, which opened this fall in New York City.
A striking photograph of One World Trade Center captured at sunset by Gerry Padden is the winner of a public photo contest hosted by SOM. Padden's winning image was taken in July from a rooftop in Brooklyn.
Three SOM projects, Pearl River Tower, One World Trade Center, and Pertamina Energy Tower, are featured in RIBA Journal’s recent article on carbon-neutral towers. Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis and Director Nicholas Holt describe the sustainable strategies used at each project.
SOM’s One World Trade Center, which opened earlier this week, is featured on designboom. According to the article, the tower is “a striking visual icon” in downtown Manhattan.
SOM’s One World Trade Center photo contest was recently featured on Curbed NY. The public contest, which runs through December 3, coincides with the opening of the landmark, 1776-foot tower in Lower Manhattan.
The Wall Street Journal covers the opening of SOM’s One World Trade Center. Consulting Partner David Childs describes the tower as “a real marker for downtown.”
One World Trade Center, the landmark tower designed by SOM, officially opens today. The completion of the 104-story, 1776-foot building recaptures the New York skyline, reasserts downtown Manhattan's preeminence as a global business center, and establishes a new civic icon for the country.
The Associated Press reports on SOM’s One World Trade Center, which officially opens on November 3, 2014. Managing Partner T.J. Gottesdiener describes how the 104-story tower exceeds standard building code requirements.
One World Trade Center officially opens today. To celebrate this historic moment, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the designer of the landmark skyscraper, is hosting a public photo contest.
CBS New York was on the scene as the first tenants entered One World Trade Center this morning. The completion of the 1,776-foot tower, designed by SOM, marks a major milestone in the history of New York City.
The Wall Street Journal’s cameras captured the excitement at One World Trade Center as the 3.5-million-square-foot skyscraper, designed by SOM, officially opened its doors to tenants on November 3, 2014.
SOM’s One World Trade Center is featured on World Architecture News. The 1,776-foot-tall tower, which opened yesterday, is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
SOM Managing Partner T.J. Gottesdiener was profiled in NY1’s "One on 1" series, a recurring segment that spotlights prolific New Yorkers. Gottesdiener chatted with host Budd Mishkin about his career path, his work on One World Trade Center, and what keeps him motivated as an architect,
The Washington Post previews SOM’s One World Trade Center, which officially opens November 3, 2014. Managing Partner T.J. Gottesdiener is quoted speaking about the building’s exemplary safety features.
On October 22, SOM Managing Partner Kenneth A. Lewis spoke on the Global Exchange Council panel at the Urban Land Institute's annual Fall Meeting. Held in New York City, the event focused on mixed-use development.
Fast Company spotlights SOM Director Nicole Dosso, who has played a key role in the construction of One World Trade Center. Dosso discusses how the 1,776-foot-tall tower has become a reality.
One World Trade Center has been awarded the Presidential Award of Excellence in Engineering, bestowed by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Members of the project team will be honored at an awards ceremony on September 17, 2014.
SOM Associate Julie Hiromoto will present to members of New York City’s Women in Architecture/Urban Planning Meetup, a forum for women to present their work, discuss architecture and urban planning, and share experiences in the industry with others. The event will take place on September 24, 2014.
The Burj Khalifa and One World Trade Center are featured in a roundup of the world's tallest skyscrapers. The story was published in recognition of National Skyscraper Day.
In a new video, the faceted, crystalline form of One World Trade Center is seen rising from New York City. The building reasserts downtown Manhattan’s preeminence as a business center and establishes a new civic icon for the country.
Sustainability is central to the design of SOM’s One World Trade Center. In a feature titled “Reaching New Heights,” USGBC+ tells the story of the tower’s green strategies, from reusing rainwater to recycling construction debris.
Gary Haney, SOM Design Partner, and Aybars Asci, SOM Design Director, recently led a course at the Northeastern University School of Architecture. The students of the graduate research studio, titled “An Analytical Framework for Tall Office Towers,” produced a volume of work that was published by the university.
After the September 11 terrorist attacks, New York City had an arduous task ahead: How to rebuild. This video spotlights the dedicated iron workers who have helped construct the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center. Designed by SOM, the record-breaking skyscraper will open in 2014.
TIME Magazine has just unveiled an exclusive interactive feature on the SOM-designed One World Trade Center. “The Top of America” tells the story of the record-breaking skyscraper through text, video, stunning imagery, and an unprecedented 360-degree interactive photograph taken from tower’s spire.
Buildings are the source of one-half to three-quarters of greenhouse-gas emissions in most American cities. Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Houston, and six more large cities have joined forces to tackle the problem by targeting their biggest buildings. Luke Leung, SOM Sustainable Engineering Director, weighs in on the energy usage in tall buildings.
New York Magazine's architecture critic, Justin Davidson, takes a tour of the nearly completed One World Trade Center and the massive transportation hub that is rising next to the tower.
Architecture critic Justin Davidson takes a look at SOM’s One World Trade Center, describing it as a tower that works to maintain "an equilibrium between ferocity and elegance, brawn and poise."
One World Trade Center will be the nation's tallest building when it opens next year, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced on Tuesday. The decision drew a quick rebuke from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has ruled that the spire atop One World Trade Center is part of the actual building. The decision means that the New York City skyscraper has ousted Chicago's Willis Tower for the title of tallest building in the United States.
The World Trade Center is back on top. The 1,776-foot-tall tower has secured its designation as America's tallest building, as the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has ruled its 408-foot mast is part of the building's architecture.
For four decades, Chicagoans have been able to one-up New Yorkers on at least one measure: The City of the Big Shoulders had the tallest building in the United States. But as of Tuesday, that crown is moving east.
Two of America's biggest cities are waiting to learn which one towers above all. In this televised story, CBS reports on a decision as to whether New York or Chicago has the country's tallest building.
Several SOM buildings are featured on the cover of a special publication from The New York Academy of Sciences. In a single image, the cover showcases more than three decades of SOM's work in Lower Manhattan.
NOVA provides a behind-the-scenes look at how architects and engineers race to complete One World Trade Center while grappling with final challenges. Rising 1,776 feet, the tower in Lower Manhattan is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Kenneth A. Lewis, SOM Director and Project Manager of One World Trade Center, will present the project’s design solution — an innovative mix of architecture, structure, urban design, safety, and sustainability — as the new landmark approaches completion.
The World Trade Center's rebirth has long revolved around creating a centerpiece of unsparing symbolism: a skyscraper 1,776 feet tall, its height an homage and a bold statement about looking forward. The new One World Trade Center reached that height with the lowering of a silvery spire from a crane on Friday, officially taking its place as a signature of the city's skyline and, with some argument, the nation's tallest tower.
Construction workers bolted the last pieces of a 408-foot spire into place atop One World Trade Center on Friday, symbolically capping New York's comeback after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. The spire brings the iconic building to a height of 1,776 feet — an allusion to the year the United States declared its independence.
Construction crews at the World Trade Center hoisted a flag-bedecked spire to the top of the site's signature One World Trade Center building Thursday. Workers raised the spire to a temporary work platform, where ironworkers can permanently attach it to the roof in coming weeks.
Slowly but steadily, the redeveloped World Trade Center site's signature 104-story tower is looking less like a construction project and more like the tallest skyscraper on Manhattan's skyline. New York and New Jersey officials Tuesday unveiled the latest milestone for One World Trade Center: plans for an observation facility on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floors of the tower.
Still in a raw state, it’s already cause to celebrate. The nearly $4 billion, largest, most fought-over piece of the puzzle in downtown’s epic skyline restoration turns out to be a gentle giant, graceful and humane as the Twin Towers were not. Architectural eggheads will sneer at it, but the masses will just as surely love it.
SOM Director Nicholas Holt has been elected to the 2012 Board of Directors of Urban Green Council, the New York chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.
A new green skyscraper is rising over the skyline of New York City. Once finished, One World Trade Center will be the most environmentally sustainable building of its time.
There is no denying that One World Trade Center, the 104-story tower now rising at the northern end of the Ground Zero site, is a tremendously ambitious commercial real estate venture.