The Favored WTC Design: A New Horror?

New York Post real estate columnist Steve Cuozzo offers a scathing and gutsy indictment of the the 'Libeskind Express' proposal for the World Trade Center.
January 29, 2003, 1pm PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"It is inconceivable that a governor, aware that Downtown is the engine of the state's economic health, would sign off on Libeskind's grotesque, anti-urban, anti-commercial eyesore seemingly conceived to suck what life remains out of the Wall Street area... It is hard to imagine that World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein - or any real-world commercial developer or tenant - could live with Libeskind's plan, anchored by a 70-foot-deep pit - whoops, "sacred space" - and defined above ground by frightening knife-edge facades and Kafka-esque angles."

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Tuesday, January 28, 2003 in New York Post
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