WTC Planning Process: The Unheard Voices

The WTC planning process lacked in the diversity of voices among those controlling the planning process.
October 22, 2003, 4am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Studio Daniel Libeskind was chosen to plan the trade center site in a competition involving design teams that had been invited to participate by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation. White men predominated among the teams, as they do in the architectural profession generally.Mr. Bond, who is both black and an éminence grise in architectural circles, said he was not simply advocating a planning process that would have included more minority architects but one that would have included more participants of all kinds -- poets, philosophers and artists."

Thanks to Eugene J. Patron

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Published on Thursday, October 16, 2003 in The New York Times
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