Posted by Paul Malo on October 01, 2002 at 13:58:16:
In Reply to: Re: WTC Short List of Architects posted by Peter on October 01, 2002 at 08:40:51:
In this media age, perception counts for more than substance. New York Cith is the media and perception captial of the world.
The authorities have had to placate a chorus of critics who croied for "more imaginative" proposals. "Well, let's give' em imagination. At 40 K a throw we can give the media lots of pictures. We can be sure that none of the designs will work, since WE will be the ones to judge this, so in the end, we have nothing to lose but some loose change. This will distract the public, which will not rally around any one of the proposals. Ultimately, when everyone has tired of this business, WE will get our sensible project built.
That's how this cynic reads the intentions of the authorities. I'll bet someone is working on the REAL project now, even before we go through this charade.
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