Can A Building Reclaim Democracy?

Can Daniel Libeskind's 1,776-foot tower reclaim the symbols of democracy?
May 30, 2003, 8am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Last winter, as it emerged from the first of what will be a great many consensus-building charrettes, Daniel Libeskind's proposal for the World Trade Center site had retained its burden of symbols. The slurry walls of the Hudson-defying "bathtub" were still visible--and were still, per Libeskind, an evocation of the enduring strength of American democracy, despite the fact that their exposed height had been halved to accommodate a garage for tour buses and other logistical reminders of the shrinking distance between the old normal and the new."

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Published on Thursday, May 29, 2003 in MetropolisMag.com
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