4 World Trade Center Column
4 World Trade Center (WTC) stands on the southeastern corner, placed exactly where the original 4 WTC building was located. Pritzker-Prize winning architect, Fumihiko Maki, along with influence from Daniel Libeskind’s WTC Master Plan, designed the third tallest building on the campus. The building embodies quietness with dignity. Construction began in January 2008 and opened to the public in November 2013.
The original structure was essentially destroyed during the attack on September 11. The sleekness and abundance of light from the window-lined walls of the new building embrace renewal in a place of tragedy. EverGreene enhanced this sentiment by applying a virtually seamless, custom Marmorino polished plaster finish to a four-story column, the focal point of the main lobby.
To achieve this, our decorative artists fabricated a build-out layer around the column. We then applied three coats of rendering and multiple layers of a custom, hand-mixed finish containing a mica particle additive. After curing, the plaster was sanded to further expose the mica and to provide a sheen reminiscent of natural polished stone.