Posted by Obvious on July 20, 2003 at 02:22:37:
In Reply to: I'll bite in this debate posted by William Stratas on July 18, 2003 at 17:13:46:
Now that all of us are aware of the number of submissions I refer all of you to my original posting.
Moreover, Isaw a quote of Maya Lin's vowing that All submissions will be judiciously evaluated. That is very commendable, yet at the same time debate and intrigue is raging, mostly in NY. Latest News being about how Larry Silverstein managed to wrest control of the design of the "signature tower" of the project from Libeskind and pass it on to SOM. That may turn out to be a good thing.I doubt it howevwer, if only because I do not see much of a fundamental qualitative distinction between Deconstructive and Corporate architecture. If you think otherwise, please enlighten me. Anyway, there seems to be a battle royal taking place between various factions (P.C.:stakeholders), the outcome of which is by no means a foregone conclusion. Just as the design of buildings on wtc site transfered to SOM, so the Memorial is shure to be sbject to similar "negociations" Remember,folks,
this is not the 70'es (vietnam memorial).The American 21st century is very egalitarian (elitism is a 4 letter word), so All must be satisfied with the outcome. That is obviously not possible. So therefore, being faced with an impossible task the powers that be wil l pernaps decide to let the Jury take the heat and let their decision stand. That is if Silverstein does not manage to Totaly redesign the entire site,in which case all bets are off.(cliche intended)
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