: In my review of the World Trade Center memorial finalists yesterday, I raised an issue I don’t think we’ve faced much in this realm before: The need to keep a memorial fueled.
James Lileks raises the same issue today and says:
As much as I like some of the designs, especially the Garden of Light, they seem too high-maintenance. You can already imagine the sign on the door: The Garden of Light is closed today for repairs. Statues tell the story when the power goes off; statues don