Port Authority officials have developed a simplified plan for the transit hub at Ground Zero, allowing the 9/11 Memorial to be complete in time for the tenth anniversary of the attacks, says the New York Times
; the plan must still be approved by the Authority commissioners. The proposed alterations to the transit hub are underneath the memorial and would retain architect Santiago Calatrava’s bird-like design for the street level building. MAS is still searching for funding
to continue the “Tribute in Light” memorial to the 9/11 attacks as well as a permanent location for the installation.
Meanwhile, the New York Sun
reports that the Port Authority may miss a deadline to hand over Tower 2 of the World Trade Center to the developer Silverstein Properties, incurring even more penalties.
In other news, Nicolai Ouroussoff, architecture critic for the New York Times
, considers the redesign of 2 Columbus Circle, which opens this weekend. Continue Reading>>