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Six Degrees of Reconstruction
New design proposals for the WTC site.
 
Memorial Plaza
5 Towers (highest: 79 stories)
• 13.1 acres public space
• Museum/memorial on western edge
• Significant residential development south of plaza
• Memorial promenade to Battery Park.
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Memorial Square
• 4 Towers (highest: 80 stories)
• 19.1 acres public space
• Museum/memorial on western edge
• New cultural district, south of the plaza, would include an opera house and and museum.
• Memorial promenade to Battery Park.
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Memorial Triangle
• 6 Towers (highest: 85 stories)
• 13.2 acres public space
• Triangular plaza; pavilion on site of north tower
Museum/memorial in the SW corner.
• Triangular memorial museum and a galleria
• Elevated pedestrian deck to the Winter Garden.
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Memorial Garden
5 Towers (highest: 80 stories)
• 6.8 acres of public space
Museum/memorials in the SW and SE corners.
• Significant residential development south of plaza
Tallest tower would include a spire or other skyline feature that would extend up to 1,500 feet.
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Memorial Park
5 Towers (highest: 72 stories)
• 14.4 acres of public space
• Building plaza partially covers Twin Towers site.
• 2 museums to the north and south of the square.
• Park is built on a deck that covers part of West Street; memorial obelisk is its focal point.
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Memorial Promenade
6 Towers (highest: 63 stories)
• 27.7 acres of public space
• No significant plaza, but a wide promenade connecting the WTC site to Battery Park.
•Sizable, oval park built above West Street is the starting point for a promenade extending down to Battery Park.
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GROUND ZERO VIEWPOINTS


Architecture critic Joseph Giovannini:
Ground zero demands visionary planning for all of lower Manhattan, yet for the Port Authority, it's business as usual. (July 8, 2002)

Political columnist Michael Tomasky: Bloomberg is right on this one, and I urge him to stand his ground. Size doesn't matter. (July 8, 2002)



Photo Credit: All images courtesy of the Lower Manhattan Development Corportation.