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WTC Memorial Design Competition

biscuit

Cyburbian
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It pains me to say so but I don't find anything exceptional about any of the final designs. They seem either to large or too futuristic in design - nothing that really say's "monument" or "Memory."
However, since one of these will be built, if the desicion were mine to make, I would choose the Votives in Suspension design.
 

Tranplanner

maudit anglais
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I don't really like any of them either. "Suspending Memory" and "Reflecting Absence" are the two I prefer - but without seeing the entire presentation it's really hard to judge.

Does anyone feel it's too soon to produce this memorial? I wonder about that a bit...
 

Chet

Cyburbian Emeritus
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I agree with your assessments. In trying to appease ALL of the surviving victims and kin of the deceased, they watered it down too much. It certainly wont make the powerful statement like the Oklahoma City bombing memorial does.
 
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