Architecture doesn’t make me tear up like movies do, but I can’t suppress this, can’t keep it down any longer: I feel crestfallen when I look at the new Freedom Tower design. The building itself is okay, but that pointy, top-of-the-building thing looks inelegant…like a hypodermic needle drawn by a nine year-old. That off-center, see-through beacon thing that sat on top of the
old Freedom Tower design (i.e., the one announced on 12.20.03) was much more striking for its delicacy and unusualness….it really had something. The newly designed one feels too square and so-whatty.