Opinion: Spitzer's blessing may dash hopes for better Freedom Tower

02/19/2007 | NYTimes.com

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's expected support for building the Freedom Tower on the former World Trade Center site virtually ends any hopes development of the site would reflect a broad vision, writes architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff. Prospective tenants might fear the tower's symbolism makes it a target for terrorists, and "the suggestion that we simply pack the building with government offices is almost perversely Strangelove-ian," Ouroussoff writes.

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