Today, the revised WTC “design” was announced, and this latest
masterpiece from David Childs is just a slightly reworked version of the design he cribbed from a Yale student. The new additions? a 200 ft windowless, “impregnable” concrete and steel pedestal and a centered spire bringing the height to 1776 feet – the only remnant of Daniel Libeskind’s design.
The changes to the building were encouraged by the NYC police and fire departments, who insisted the building be more resistant to bombs, thereby inspiring an exciting new movement in urban construction – An Architecture of Paranoia – and creating what is either an incredibly beautiful bunker, or an incredibly ugly building.