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BREAKING: Libeskind's Flourish Officially Dead

"To join the vision of this structure to the image of the Statue of Liberty is quite a statement." That was Daniel Libeskind, back in December 2003 when the "final plans" for the Freedom Tower were unveiled. The building's spindly spire, designed by Libeskind as a symbolic flourish to echo the State of Liberty, topped it off. Such vision! Such metaphor! Such a pipe dream! A trusted Curbed correspondent reports:

SOM [Skidmore, Owings and Merrill] is ready to pull the trigger and release drawings of Freedom Tower without Libeskind's dumb stick on top. Can we start calling it One Vesey?Even though we kinda knew this was coming, a moment of silence, please.
· Existence of Non-Existent Symbolic Flourish Threatened [Curbed]