Posted by Paul Malo on June 29, 2002 at 15:47:04:
In Reply to: nice query... posted by shy me on June 29, 2002 at 06:56:38:
I've already commented in this tread but will add that the current World Trade Center (WTC) project is a good case study of the design process. Because it's getting so much scrutiny, it's becing well documented. Look at recent posts in the Architecture Forum and check the links.
In line with my previous observations, what you will find happening now is the process of problem definition. It's at the phase, before a pencil has been put to paper, that the most important decisions are made. This is controversial, of course, since deciding what is more and less important is a matter of judgment, and different people have different values.
What I was suggesting in the previous post is that YOU have to make difficult decisions, according to your own values. If you merely ask others, you'll continue to get different recommendations, since others will have differing values. In the end, YOU have to decide.