[image courtesy Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP/SWIM]
Behold, the first confirmed view of the Freedom Tower lobby, designed for your vault-like protection by Skidmore, Owings, & Merril. Daily Intel, which broke the news, quotes SOM's TJ Gottediener thusly: "The lobby sheds light into the memorial pool. And the front door is celebrated." Sure thing! But, uh, what about the giant freaking wall in the middle?
· Take a Look at the Freedom Tower's Lobby [Daily Intel]
WTC CHAOS BONUS: Just when you think things can't get much odder in the Pit, comes the news that the surviving staircase—which they need to move so work on the bathtub can continue—might be anchored off Governors Island while they decide what to do with it long-term. No, seriously. [NYDailyNews]