Port Authority hires architects as advisors to WTC project.Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn Architects (EE&K) announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, self-sustaining public corporation established in 1921 by the states of New York and New Jersey to administer the activities of the New York–New Jersey port area, which has a waterfront of c. has hired the firm as an advisor for the ongoing redevelopment planning of the World Trade Center site.
EE&K will provide the Port Authority and the Lower Manhattan Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. Lower Manhattan is generally defined as the area delineated on the north by Chambers Street, on the west by the Hudson River (North Development Corporation (LMDC LMDC Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (New York City, NY, USA)
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Stanton Eckstut will function as the principal in charge. Eckstut co-authored the Battery Park City Master Plan, located near the WTC WTC World Trade Center, see there site. He also led the design of Los Angeles' Gateway Center, America's largest and most recent intermodal in·ter·mod·al
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"We are very pleased to lend our expertise in large-scale design to this very important project, one in which every New Yorker yorker
Cricket a ball bowled so as to pitch just under or just beyond the bat [probably after the Yorkshire County Cricket Club] and every American has a strong emotional attachment," said Eckstut. "The Port Authority and the LMDC are taking extraordinary steps to ensure that the redevelopment of Lower Manhattan fulfills everyone's expectations, and we are proud to assist them in this effort."
As one of America's most innovative architects, Eckstut has repeatedly transformed building commissions into the creation of significant public places. This expertise, along with an understanding of the public process and community sensitivities, has been a driving force in the firm's success in large-scale urban projects.
"EE&K's impressive track record in large-scale design is exceptional among architectural firms An architectural firm is a company which employs one or more licensed architects and practices the profession of architecture. History
Architects (master builders) have existed since early in recorded history. The earliest recorded architects include Imhotep (c. ," said Joseph J. Seymour, executive director of the Port Authority "The feedback of Stan Eckstut and his associates will be an integral and important component of the rebuilding process and we are pleased to begin our work together."
"We welcome the opportunity to work with EE&K, an extremely talented and respected firm that adds tremendous value to our joint planning effort," said Louis Tomson, president of the LMDC.