On the Job: Tradition Plus Technology is Key for New World Trade Center

16 Nov, 2004 By: Cadalyst Staff Cadalyst

An application of computer-aided design technology underlies architect Daniel Libeskind's striking plan for the development of the site of the World Trade Center. Studio Daniel Libeskind, based in New York City, used advanced computer-aided design tools throughout the design process. But, in a departure from many of its peers, the firm relied nearly completely on physical models, which had evolved from sketches (figure 1), to garner feedback that shaped the design from beginning to end.

Figure 1. Sketching, sculpting, and diagramming were fundamental in the evolution of Daniel Libeskind's World Trade Center site design. The firm's 2D CAD system, VectorWorks ARCHITECT, provided tools to support these activities as entry points into digital design.

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