2003-11-19 - 1:20 p.m.
If anyone's taking notes. Or keeping a scorecard. Or otherwise paying attention to anyone who used to work in the WTC's opinion.
I particularly like what the description says:
The cloud's top surface is a translucent bandage healing a wound. Level with "Ground Zero" (street level) and permitting traversal, it reconnects the urban fabric of downtown.
Because the problem with the WTC in the first place was that it was *so* cut off from the rest of downtown. I like that this design recognizes that and attempts to "knit" downtown back together again.
One recovers a sensation associated with the World Trade Center Towers when we recall standing in their presence: the urge to look skywards, a vertical gesture associated with hope.
And that. That's just beautiful. Looking up. Hope.