Ground Zero: The Design That Deserves To Win

Of the two finalists in the Ground Zero design competition, one proposal repeats past mistakes while the other is "imaginative" and "multi-layered."

February 15, 2003, 5:00 AM PST

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"The time has come to make a fateful choice about the future of the devastated place in Lower Manhattan where the World Trade Center towers used to stand.A striking array of nine architectural and urban design proposals for the now-vacant 16-acre site has been narrowed to two. They make a strongly contrasting pair...Here's my strong recommendation..."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Saturday, February 15, 2003 in The Washington Post

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