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Budding Architects Offer Alternatives to Gehry's WTC Arts Center

Frank Gehry's plan for the World Trade Center Performing Arts Center is stuck in limbo as the center's $100 million fund awaits the appointment of a board of directors. In the meantime, there are a few more possible renderings for the center?from students at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning, who tackled designs for the performing arts center as a fall studio project. The Times explains the constraints?the students had a 30,000-square-foot spot near One World Trade Center to work with and needed to be sure to accommodate the Joyce Theater, the building's future tenant?and shares the results. There's one more design below the jump; click through to the Times slideshow for the rest.

· Architecture Students Think Big for a Small Space at Ground Zero [NYT]
· World Trade Center Performing Arts Center coverage [Curbed]