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Sunday, July 04, 2004

WTC 'Freedom Tower' Breaks Ground on July 4

The shoe that fits one
person pinches another;
there is no recipe for living
that suits all cases.
~~Carl Gustav Jung~~

NEW YORK (July 3) - Money troubles and feuding between architects will be
politely set aside on July 4 when the granite cornerstone of the "Freedom Tower" skyscraper is laid at the site of the destroyed World Trade Center.
Sunday's patriotically symbolic ceremony marks the start of what will
be the world's tallest building at 1,776 feet when it is completed
by 2009. While officials enthuse about how smoothly an array of
redevelopment plans have emerged since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks,
master planner Daniel Libeskind felt compelled this week to publicly
defend himself against a report that his role had been severely
diminished by a rival architect.

Libeskind designed the "Freedom Tower" in uneasy collaboration
with David Childs, the architect hired by site leaseholder
Larry Silverstein, who is himself under pressure to explain how
he will pay to build four additional office buildings where the
Twin Towers once stood. Full Story...

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