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'Legitimate Factors' Make Crappy WTC Development Okay

Six days after September 11, Wall Street Journal architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable called bullshit on the redevelopment of Ground Zero: "If the usual scenario is followed, the debate will lead to a 'solution' in which principle is lost and an epic opportunity squandered...a properly pious, meaningless gesture that everyone can buy without loss of face or obvious shame."

Then she fell for Danny Libeskind. Hard. But now, she's over it. Today we get this: "Legitimate factors soon presented serious obstacles to the design and contributed to the disintegration of its physical and symbolic aspects." In other words, never mind. Welcome back, Ada, dear. All is forgiven.
· Death of a Dream [OpinionJournal]