Friday, September 08, 2006

Speak of the Devil

From the BBC:

Plans for three new skyscrapers to sit alongside Freedom Tower on the site of the World Trade Center in New York have been unveiled by architects.

The towers will descend in height in a semicircle around the memorial to the victims of the 11 September attacks.

The latest designs complete the plans for Ground Zero whose showpiece Freedom Tower is already under construction.

But five years on, frustration is growing over the lack of actual rebuilding work, correspondents say.

British architects Norman Foster and Richard Rogers have each designed one of the new towers, as has Fumihiko Maki of Japan.

Each building will be covered in glass and the tallest will stand as high as the city's iconic Empire State Building.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a news conference in New York that the new skyline would "restore the splendour of our city's historic birthplace".







Notice that the cowards have altered Skipper's design by surreptitiously swapping the two left-hand buildings.

3 Comments:

Blogger Harry Eagar said...

Ugly, ugly, ugly.

Slanted roofs will someday be seen as the sign of the failure of late 20th century architecture

September 08, 2006 9:51 AM  
Blogger Brit said...

I like it.

But there's no accounting for taste, and even less predicting future tastes.

September 11, 2006 5:38 AM  
Blogger Hey Skipper said...

Brit:

That suggests that using aesthetics as a basis for morality is a fool's errand, does it not?

September 11, 2006 11:49 AM  

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