The second set of designs for the WTC site are a dramatic improvement over first set, says Blair Kamin, architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune.
"If the first set of ground zero plans released in July was an embarrassment, six dreary shapes sliced by the same cookie-cutter, the proposals made public Wednesday present an embarrassment of rich ideas. These boldly drawn, widely divergent visions sharpen the choices for what should rise where the twin towers once stood.Indeed, so powerfully conceived are some of the designs that New York officials now face a wrenching decision: Whether to mix and match elements from the nine proposals or go with a single choice for the 16-acre site."
Thanks to Chris Steins
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