: I missed this story last week; Greg Allen pointed it out to me: A ninth finalist in the World Trade Center memorial competition was eliminated, apparently because it violated the rules (it violated two, actually: multiple submissions from one person and publicity given to a submission). The entry, which you may have seen, comes from Fred Bernstein (with whom I once worked), who proposed two white piers jutting out into the river from lower Manhattan. If this really was a finalist and if this is an indication of the thinking of the judges, I’m worried. The proposal makes no use of the World Trade Center site; it’s not human and accessible; it looks as if the towers just laid down and died.
The finalists are to be announced next week. I’ll put up my entry then.
This story says that Bernstein’s confederate (who submitted the proposal under his name) was contacted by the judges in September. That means that the finalists have all been contacted, I assume. And what truly surprises me about that is that there have been no leaks.