WTC Cultural Center

The Lower Manhattan Development Corporatoin unveiled the new design for the WTC Cultural Center, designed by Nowegian firm Snøhetta. The new building is situated on a site of architectural orgy (and ego), with Frank Gehry’s proposed theater complex to the north and Santiago Calatrava’s transportation hub to the east. The museum actually sits above Calatrava’s train station, and he insisted that it’s columns not violate his space. To the south and west, wwo memorial pools mimicking the footprints of the former Twin Towers will frame the complex. The building will house the Drawing Center and the terribly named, patriotically ambiguous (ambiguosly patriotic?) “International Freedom Center.”

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