New Design Guidelines Leave Room for Innovation

Drafters of the World Trade Center redevelopment design guidelines hope to entice creative architectural projects.
March 6, 2004, 11am PST | Erin Clark
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The latest revision of the design guidelines for the World Trade center plan appear to be less restrictive than earlier drafts. "'I want the best architects in the world to read this and say, 'I'd want to do one of those buildings,' said Roland W. Betts, chairman of the site plan working group on the board of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation...'We want to make sure there is some surviving document that influences the last piece, to make sure the last piece fits in with all the prior pieces and the Libeskind master plan...but not in a too restrictive, rigorous, tying your hands behind your back kind of way.'"

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Published on Friday, March 5, 2004 in The New York Times
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