Breaking news from the World Trade Center site: Frank Gehry has been selected to design the performing arts center, and Snøhetta the cultural museum, at Ground Zero. Perhaps you have heard of Mr. Gehry; perhaps you are afraid to pronounce Snøhetta. (Do try it; it rolls off the tongue in a most pleasant way.) Regardless, the nasty news here is the lack of Daniel Libeskind's name from either commission, though he was shortlisted only for the performing arts center. DEVELOPING...
[Inside, an insanely verbose press release from the LMDC.]
THE LOWER MANHATTAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SELECTION OF ARCHITECTURAL FIRMS TO DESIGN THE PERFORMING ARTS COMPLEX AND THE MUSEUM COMPLEX ON THE WORLD TRADE CENTER SITE
Gehry to create Schematic Design of Performing Arts Complex for the Joyce Theater International Dance Center and the Signature Theatre Center, Sn