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What to do with the WTC site? Manhattan invites designers’ ideas

The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation has invited designers to come up with ideas for what to do with the Wor...


The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation has invited designers to come up with ideas for what to do with the World Trade Center site in New York.

After a Request for Qualifications closed last week, the Corporation will select five teams to prepare additional concept plans for the next phase of the planning process.

LMDC Chairman John C. Whitehead said, “The goal of everyone working on the rebuilding program is to create a truly beautiful and vibrant new Lower Manhattan while appropriately honoring the victims of September 11th.”

The LMDC released the Request for Qualifications at http://www.RenewNYC.com. The study was open to licensed architects and professional planners and landscape architects.

The design study concludes in mid-November and by the end of the month all the selected teams must submit final content and presentation materials, including hard-line drawings, free-hand sketches, renderings, computer generated images, and site models.

Shortly thereafter the public will be able to review these and other proposals for the site devastated by the terrorist bombers a year ago.

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