: I’m going to keep staring at the September 11th memorial proposals to let them sink in.
So far, they all feel complicated. I’m hoping that staring at them will bring out a clear and simple idea. The most powerful memorial must execute a simple and clear idea.
I also note that all the designers are architects or artists who might as well be architects. The New York Times writer on NPR this morning said they’re all unknowns. But they’re all pros. And I suppose that’s to be expected. That’s all the more reason why we should be glad that they’re going to display all the proposals from us nonpros. As they said at the announcement today, that, in and of itself, is a memorial.
My own proposal below.