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This WTC Mess We're In: Goldman, Arad Still Bitchy

Does the fun ever stop? No, seriously?does the fun ever stop? In that vein, two more goodies about the downtown mess. First, an in-depth look at why Goldman Sachs pulled out of building a 40-story tower across the street from the Freedom Tower reveals that the firm is not bluffing. "They don't cry wolf," says one executive. Except, of course, when they do.

One perhaps feels a touch sorrier for memorial designer Michael Arad, who's gotta feel like a Hollywood script writer whose delicate, beautiful creation now co-stars Angelina Jolie. Says Arad, "It's not about this being a harmonious process. It's about it being a productive process." Indeed.
· How a Plan for a Tunnel Turned Goldman Against Downtown [NYT]
· Pushed and Pulled, Designer of 9/11 Memorial Focuses on the Goal [NYT]