Who Is Really Designing The WTC Site?
"Daniel and Nina Libeskind thought they had figured out how to get a building built. Then they came to New York... Libeskind did not actually win the right to design the spire, howeveror any other building on the site, for that matteror even to determine precisely where it would be situated, although that was not entirely clear to most members of the public in the giddy weeks right before and after his design was selected... Silverstein claims to have the right to rebuild the Trade Center... He intended to do business the way he always had, and he wanted his own architect, David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, to design the tower... The Libeskinds are afraid of being chewed up by the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill machine... David Childs have been meeting regularly since their negotiations in July, but they have not agreed on a working design, and it is impossible to say whether the Freedom Tower will end up looking like Libeskinds version, or Childss, or something entirely new."
Thanks to Chris Steins