Memorial and Business Complex
- Juan Carlos Calderon, La Paz, Bolivia
A luminous translucent cylinder housing elevators and stairs
is reflected on a plain, mirrored facade turning it into a
twin- shaft memorial, a symbol of the towers, a homage, half
reality, half illusion to the people who died in the tragedy.
At the bottom of the cylinder two gyrating lighted bands carry
the names of the victims, one of them written backwards so
it can be read on the reflection. The mirror facade is repeated
on the opposite side to keep the visual effect visible from
different angles, and in silhouette, the two cylinders remain
as the twin towers symbol.
At night, and with the building darkened, the shafts of light
become New York's latest landmark. Color lightings from within
can be used for special occasions. This idea takes into consideration
the economic realities of a very expensive piece of real estate,
by building a very simple tower that beyond its financial
rewards becomes an echoed to a reverent memorial.
your comments: What do you think of this proposal?