Message - Metaphors of Healing in WTC Desing proposals

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Posted by  Roger E. Belveal on September 10, 2002 at 22:12:20:

The poet, Heinrich Heine wrote, "I do not know whether my present poems are better than the earlier ones. But this is certain: they are much sadder and sweeter, like pain dipped in honey."

I don't know if the new WTC complex can be as grand as the former, but it must be sadder and sweeter. I hope to see metaphors emerge in the final design that will provide such full acknowledgment of the pain, yet with a soothing comfort. This is why I propose, among other things, a chapel built of twisted girders from the wreckage, encased in glass, with a slight golden tint - a beautiful physical expression of the poet's metaphor. Visit to see some of my other design proposals.

Roger E. Belveal, Designer

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