The company entrusted with the contract “Adjaye Associates” under the direction of the star architect Sir David Adjaye stated that a conscious decision was made not to trump the height of One World Trade Center (540 meters) with the Affirmation Tower (500 meters). However, it will house the highest habitable floor in the Americas. The planned location is on the west side of Manhattan near the Hudson River.
The makers emphasize that the Affirmation Tower will not be “a sealed off megatower”, but rather an open and inviting destination for all New Yorkers from all walks of life. The architects add, “The tower’s public spaces, including the rooftop entertainment center, will give New York City’s tourism industry a massive boost and further cement the city’s boom and status as a global capital of culture.”