Title: 1812.jpeg

Original name: NewWTCProposal2.jpg

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Description:
This is one of my early proposal drawings for a new World Trade Center complex: twin towers like the first, but radically different in form from the sleek, pure Modernism of the original towers--and several floors taller. The "spiral" form steps down in two-floor increments--moving from the top of one tower, across the connecting bridge, and up to the top of the other tower. (Note: the concept of a connecting bridge was influenced by Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers, which were designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates, who also did the World Financial Center across from the World Trade Center site). Looking back, I don't think this proposal is appropriate for the site or for New York. Symbolically, it's a powerful gesture; but the site deserves something more wonderful even than this.

Date Entered: 2002-12-08

Media Type: STILL IMAGE

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