|1.||Twin Towers II|
What SHOULD be built at the World Trade Center site in New York City.
Twin 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 of Twin 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.
The plan has wide 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
I'd rather die than see the Freedom Tower get built in Manhattan!
Twin Towers II is a much better solution!