WTC Plan: Soaring Spire Over 'Sacred Ground'

The design, building the world's tallest tower, embodies a determination to rise beyond 9/11.

February 28, 2003, 8:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


ew York has always stood tall. This is a city that moves up, and not out. It's no place for false modesty... It was the sense of hope and inspiration that prompted the Lower Manhattan Development Corp., the Port Authority, and the offices of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. George Pataki to choose Libeskind's design, which is estimated to cost $330 million. It was chosen over the THINK Team's two latticework structures that rose where the old trade center stood."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

Friday, February 28, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor

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