Trump's Not-so-Grand Vision for WTC Site
Donald Trump doesn’t like the design for the new Freedom Tower which New York City plans to build on the World Trade Center site. His solution? Rebuild the WTC towers almost exactly as they were. He even presented a model to show off his vision. But an old photo of the World Trade Center would have worked just as well.
Trump has as much right as the next billionaire to impose himself on the WTC rebuilding issue. But rebuilding nearly exact replicas? No offense, the old WTC Towers were not exactly great works of architectural design. In fact, critics often said they looked like the boxes the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building came in. What New York builds on the site should be grand, eloquent and defiant. The idea is to move forward, not back.
Come on, Trump. Contestants on your show could have done better with 24-hours and a box of Legos.
UPDATE: Maybe I spoke too quickly. Read some more thoughts.