World Trade Center Replacement: Doomed

Shadows to Fall, Literally, Over 9/11 ‘Wedge of Light’. Architect Daniel Libeskind and everyone else seems to hope the site of the the World Trade Center will be covered in sunlight. Looking at the sketches, you could get the idea that it will be a bright, open space, a park-like atmosphere for frolicking. Now it has been pointed out that the “wedge of light” will be covered by shadows of other buildings. That’s the least of the reasons to dislike this WTC plan. Every big-headed white-out sniffer who barfs up buildings for New York City pulls the trick of acting as if their work stands alone. In the sketches and renderings they use the mid-day sun and bright pastels for coloring their work and diminish the presence of arri

Posted May 1, 2003

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