WTC Competition: The Final Round

What makes the leading two design for the World Trade Center site competition popular?

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February 5, 2003, 8:00 AM PST

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"Early this week two of those schemes will take a giant step toward possibility. A committee representing the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the Port Authority (which owns the site) and the mayor’s and governor’s offices is winnowing down the list of finalists. The group will consider public input, of course—10,000 comment cards were filled out at the exhibit, and the LMDC’s Web site has had 8 million visits. The public has spoken before, notably by trashing the lame plans first trotted out last summer and prompting the competition that’s brought us to this moment. But the ultimate decision about what gets built rests with the powers that be—whoever they turn out to be."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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