NEW YORK—Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI) has been named to the team responsible for designing the observation deck at the World Trade Center, the One World Observatory. The firm will be working alongside developer Legends and The Hettema Group, a California-based designer. Together, the team will design an interactive visitor experience, which MADGI will execute.

Slated to begin construction in 2014, the observation deck will include a welcome center, viewing stations, multimedia presentations, interpreters, dining, retail and special event spaces. Construction is planned to wrap up in 2015.

"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, 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."

Based in New York City, MADGI specializes in architecture, interior design, new construction, consulting and landlord services.