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October 02, 2002

Free Reads -- WTC Architecture

Friedrich --

Catesby Leigh in the New York Post argues that the planners and agencies responsible for rebuilding the site of the World Trade Centers are on entirely the wrong track, here.

Sample passage:

The announcement of the competition back in August made no bones about it: Hostility to tradition was a plus. It placed "risk-taking" - defined as "not accepting received wisdom but starting with fundamentals to go beyond easy and safe solutions" - at the top of the list of qualifications. Yet that "received wisdom" has shaped Gotham's noblest vistas.

One traditionalist proposal for the site can be seen here.

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at October 2, 2002




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