On December 12th, 2017, James Carpenter delivered a lecture titled "Light in the Public Realm" at SOM's San Francisco office. Carpenter, founder of the design studio James Carpenter Design Associates, has a longstanding collaborative history with SOM.
The Gotham Center for New York City History features an excerpt of Judith Dupré's book "One World Trade Center: Biography of a Building." The author contends that SOM's innovative and thoughtful design for Seven World Trade Center set the standard for the rest of the World Trade Center site.
The New York Times tracks the reemergence of Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan, which is a key aspect of the World Trade Center site's redevelopment. SOM's design for 7 World Trade Center set the precedent for reestablishing Greenwich Street as an important urban boulevard.
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.
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.
In a recent article by The Real Deal, SOM Partner Kenneth A. Lewis discusses the gains in efficient office floor plans. For example, "destination dispatch" elevator technology, already in place at 7 World Trade Center, could eliminate the need for 10 percent of elevators and free up square footage for other uses.
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.
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,