Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Get ready to upgrade your Microsoft Flight Simulator: Here are the LMDC (Lower Manhattan Development Corp.) preliminary plans for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site. (Links go to animation; Media Player or QuickTime required)

Memorial Plaza

Memorial Square

Memorial Triangle

Memorial Garden

Memorial Park

Memorial Promenade

Unfortunately, it appears that Derek Turner's proposal is out of the running. I suppose everyone knew it was going nowhere, because -- ultimately -- it would have been unrentable. But it was the only proposal being floated out there which represented a serious attempt to heal the skyline. None of the LMDC's concepts are nearly so spectacular as this:

UPDATE: Incredibly, reaction to the six proposals are ... mixed.


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