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Freedom Tower's Future in its Past?

So word on the street is that Daniel Libeskind is losing his Freedom Tower spire. Now comes word that the NYC Police Department is insisting on revamping the design of the Freedom Tower to make it safer.

Pause for a moment, won't you, and admire the original David Childs/Guy Nordenson proposal for the Freedom Tower (above). Cuz we're getting the sneaking suspicion this isn't far off from what we're going to watch rise at Ground Zero.
· Terror Tower Fears [NYPost]
· Debate about Freedom Tower [Wired New York]
· David Childs' Freedom Tower [Skyscraperpage]