Posted by Robert Thompson on February 03, 2003 at 17:56:10:
I've posted this message on another forum but would also like to post it here. I'm trying to get a bit of feedback, opinion, and hopefully support. I am yet another one of those who has come up with their own design for the WTC redevelopment. It probably seems exhausting alread -- *another* design by some nobody with no real architectural skill. I beg for just a moments consideration. I really think my plan is both different and good. I have tried hard to make a design which is both triumphant and sombre, each in its place. I have also tried to make a design both human and dignified. I think everyone has had enough of all these sculptural monstrosities posing as buildings.
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Some initial responses:
you didn't enter your idea, as rudimentary as your drawing skills may be, your concept is better than anything I've seen touted for the new center.
I think your idea is beautiful, but the sad thing is that there's too much 'open' space that the city would not be able to make money off of and the owners of the property want to be able to lease out more than a one story office commerical space.
But - I really think your designs were better than what we've seen!
The tower is nice, I'd love to see a green glass tower like that. The WTC arches/columns around the reflection pools are wonderful!
Excellent ideas! Too bad you didn’t enter them. Your ideas were a vast improvement over anything I have seen!
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