: Steven Cuozzo was right on target taking on the way-over-hyped Liebeskind design for the World Trade Center: It’s overblown; it’s architectural show-off; it turns a huge hunk of our city into a grave; it thumbs its nose at commerce and life; it’s not human. I hate it, too.
But then he takes that one step too far.
Why does he have to turn this into another “leftist” conspiracy?
Why does it have to be “leftist”?
Can’t it just be stupid?
Can’t it just be wrong?
: Meanwhile, Steven Johnson was about to be swayed by the Liebeskind wind (says he: “I generally change my opinions about these things based on what the cool kids are saying”) but he’s bending under the weight of the NYTimes enthusiasm for the THINK proposal.