Those Two Towers, Part Two:

Those Two Towers, Part Two
: Comments on my comments on the World Trade Center designs:

: Says Tom Villars: “The proposed buildings are obviously an attempt to restore the pride of New Yorkers. To not rebuild something to the same grandeur as the original towers is defeatism.”

: Says Richard Bennett: “Would you be happier with a big collection of stone vaginas?”

: And I reply: “I didn’t think I was going to have this reaction to more skyscrapers until I saw the designs. My reaction was visceral, emotional, protective: I wanted to cup my hands around Manhattan’s groin and crouch and mutter, ‘Oh, no, not again.’ It felt exposed, vulnerable. Perhaps this is all good reason to start therapy, but the economy sucks and so I won’t bother.”