Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI) has been selected to help design the observation deck at the World Trade Center in New York City, the One World Observatory.
Along with partners, Legends and California-based experience designers The Hettema Group, MADGI has been tasked with working to bring an interactive design for the space to life. The Hettema Group will design the interactive visitor experience and MADGI will execute on that design.Nationally renowned Legends will develop and operate the observation deck atop what will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere when it reaches its final height of 1776 feet. Construction on the facility will begin in early 2014, and when open in 2015, One World Observatory will provide millions of visitors with the ultimate observatory deck experience on floors 100-102. Once completed, One World Observatory will include a dynamic welcome center, interactive viewing stations, immersive multi-media presentations, guest interpreters, as well as dining, retail and special event spaces.
“To be selected as the architect for such a key piece of this monument, which means so much not just to New Yorkers, but to millions of Americans and citizens of the world, is an honor beyond measure,” said Dan Montroy, AIA, and Principal at MADGI. “We look forward to working with our partners on this project in making this a must-visit and meaningful destination, as well as a showcase for a panoramic and dynamic view of New York that has been missed by many.”
Montroy Andersen DeMarco, based in New York City, is one of the city’s premier architecture firms, specializing in architecture, interior design, new construction, consulting and landlord services. The firm was founded in 1990 by Dan Montroy and Steven Andersen, and added its third principal Richard DeMarco in 2005.
Legends, headquartered in New York, is among the most heralded and established companies in sports and entertainment, renowned for delivering a variety of services at premier venues including Yankee Stadium and Cowboys Stadium. The firm is owned by the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, and the Checketts Partners Investment Fund.
The Hettema Group designs and produces experiential, immersive entertainment for theme parks, attractions, resorts, museums, exhibits, cultural centers, live shows and more. The firm is led by industry veteran, Phil Hettema. The Hettema Group also designed the world’s largest observation wheel for Caesar’s, The High Roller in Las Vegas, now under construction.