Audacity, Democracy, Grief: Memorializing Ground Zero

As proposals stream in, nuance and need are delicately weighed.
June 25, 2003, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The Lower Manhattan Development Corp. (LMDC) opened the competition [to design a WTC memorial] to the world. For $25 each, more than 13,000 people from 94 countries and all 50 states have signed up to submit a design. They're due by next Monday. Then a jury of 13 architects, artists, and family and community members will wade through the submissions and hold public hearings to come up with a final design. The process is as big and audacious as New York itself, while its democratic character is as American as the town meeting."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor
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