What SHOULD be built
at the World Trade Center
site in New York City.
Towers II is a collaboration between architects Ken Gardner and Herbert
Belton (deceased November 29, 2005, RIP) that returns the Twin
Towers to the New York skyline in a thoughtful manner. Standing at 115 stories
each (which is an increase of 5 floors
from the original), the towers are designed stronger, and thicker. The proposed monument to accompany Twin
Towers II puts the current plan
, otherwise known as the "Reflecting Absence" to shame. Instead of being below ground like
Reflecting Absence, the memorial
Towers II is above ground, set in the footprints of the original Twin
Towers. The footprints of the original towers are flanked by pieces of the skeleton of the originals, leaving no doubt as to what happened on 9/11.
support among New Yorkers and Americans alike, most notably, when Donald Trump announced his support for the plan
in May of 2005.The chances
of this project
coming to fruition, and overriding the TERRIBLE Freedom Tower design
are quite good.
See the proposal at http://www.triroc.com/wtc