7/11/2005

The "fortresslike" plans for the Freedom Tower on the site of the former World Trade Center represent a big move toward mediocrity that threatens to diminish the concepts of remembrance and renewal that were central to Daniel Libeskind's original master plan, a Chicago Tribune architecture critic says. The redesigned plan, dubbed "Fort Zero" by the New York Post, has been made banal due to changes directed by police, who feared the previous design placed many people in danger if a vehicle-delivered bomb were to explode.

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