The Impossible Burden Of The WTC Memorial

Memorials should be timeless: yet political pressures have dictated that we develop a memorial design two years after Sept. 11th's catastrophic morning. This is an invitation for aesthetic disaster.
December 2, 2003, 1pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The more I've studied the eight designs chosen as finalists in the LMDC's World Trade Center Memorial competition, the less promising I have found the schemes. They all feel provisional, like ambitious first drafts. Still I am reluctant to condemn them, because their creators were handed a near-impossible brief

Thanks to Julie Taraska

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Published on Monday, December 1, 2003 in MetropolisMag.com
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