World Trade Weekly: Lunch Break Edition

World Trade Weekly: Lunch Break Edition

[ As the World Trade Center continues its ascent, AN stops by the massive construction site for a weekly update. ]

Lunchtime at the World Trade Center site is a colorful sight even on an overcast and foggy day. Hundreds of construction workers in bright yellow and orange safety vests pour into neighborhood delis and pizza joints, but most crowd into the tiny local gourmet food store, the Amish Market. There, burly gents in hard hats hum to the Nat King Cole soundtrack while choosing prosciutto over pastrami. Make no mistake, these guys know food.

Back at the site, just two bays of the Deutsche Bank remain to tear down, a row of windows appeared on the northwest corner of One World Trade, and the steel mullions for a glass curtain wall began to wrap their way around Snøhetta‘s Museum Pavilion.

Workers break for lunch outside of the World Trade Center site. Corner detail of Snohetta’s Museum Pavillion. Steel mullions to hold the glass began to appear on the Pavillion. Detail view of the Pavilion from the south. The first row of glass to appear on the northwest corner of One World Trade.