The PA's WTC site plan architects are the same people designing these towers. Though these buildings are quite boring it's probably due to the lack of money from Cooper Union and the community.
The other Cooper Union site was proposed for the Astor Place Hotel but now it will supposedly be an "incredible and modern residential landmark for downtown" by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates. It will be 22 stories compared to the 20 story hotel by Rem Koolhaas and the 54 story hotel by Gehry.
(Edited by Derek2k3 at 10:02 am on Jan. 19, 2003)