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Recollecting the Non-Future

Remember those giddy 12 seconds in late 2002 when it appeared that Sir Norman Foster's supertall "twinned tower" might be chosen as the master plan for the World Trade Center site? It was not to be. Now, rising below Columbus Cicle on Eighth Avenue, is the Foster-designed tower for the Hearst Corporation. Growing nostalgic for a future that does not exist, the NYT's David Dunlap muses that it "gives some sense of what New York might have experienced in Lord Foster's proposal for the trade center site." Yes! And it's got zig-zaggy lines and stuff!
· Hearst Tower Echoes Trade Center Plan [NYTimes]
· The Hearst Tower Project [hearstcorp.com]