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7 WORLD TRADE CENTER
New York, New York

CBBLD’s innovative lighting design for this project is the winner of five prestigious lighting design awards.  The solution was achieved within energy-efficient parameters that supported the project’s LEED Gold certification.

While the design team sought to create a building of dignity and presence to herald the spirit of a new beginning at ground zero, the lighting designers were faced with the additional challenge of a building whose 80-foot base needed to hide transformer vaults.  The solution was a shimmering light and metal screen wall and a lobby, inserted into it, with an illuminated ceiling that changes color over the evening.

The result is a custom light art-piece that wraps around an entire city block, with a compelling impact on the streetscape.

Awards:
IESNA Paul Waterbury Award of Distinction; Lumen Award of Excellence; A/L Light & Architecture Award of Excellence; IALD Award of Merit
Architect:
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; James Carpenter Design Associates
Photographer:
David Sundberg/ESTO; James Carpenter Design Associates; Fabio Tsuchiya