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Muschamp Throws in the Towel at Ground Zero

As part of the Times Sunday Arts section package of critical suggestions for the WTC site's cultural plans, Times architecture critic Herbert Muschamp takes the blue ribbon with an ah-the-hell-with-it declaration on the whole thing:

"I have recently become more sympathetic to the "cop-out" position, which would mean abandoning the flawed ground zero design process altogether in favor of reconstructing the twin towers more or less as they were. Certainly, I'm prepared to defend reconstruction as a cultural act. It would be an offering to Mnemosyne, mother of the muses, from whom all culture flows."Yowzers. Who is this mysterious Mnemosyne, and how can we track her down and beat some sense into her?
· Back to Square One at Ground Zero [NYTimes]
· WTC Site Arts Groups to be Named [NYPost]
· Mnemosyne in Greek Mythology []
· Linkage: Rebuild Twin Towers Edition [Curbed]