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    Were these three museums actually built ?
    I wonder what they look like in reality.

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    All in the works.

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    Wedge of Light








    Sept. 11 Museum


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    Kris wrote:
    ...get rid of the pompous heroic and patriotic rhetoric...

    I've waited a day to respond to this so as not to reply in anger. Why does this post have to come from one of our French participants? Does this not smack of hypocracy coming from the home of Napoleon's triumphal arch? I think Frenchmen feel they must maintain thier monopoly on pompous heroic and patriotic rhetoric and don't want to see the Americans chipping away at their market share.
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    1. I'm Swiss (and American).

    2. One doesn't necessarily represent one's country.

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    So you're only living in France to study architecture? You wrote about studying architecture in France, I made the assumption you were a Frenchman. It still doesn't fully explain your comment, though America bashing seems pretty popular in Europe these days, especially where you're at.

    (Edited by chris at 9:28 pm on Feb. 26, 2003)

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    Switzerland has a French-speaking part. I wasn't criticizing America at all.

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    So you speak French.
    That's just as bad. *

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    I'd like to say that I did not see your comment as America-bashing. *You thought Libeskind's rhetoric was over-the-top and I agree with you. *

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    I think Liebeskind plan is novative and inventive. He has choosen not to build ON the footprints, but I think he should not build ABOVE either !
    Who knows ? Maybe in the future we will be ready for the Twins back. We well need that place then...

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    Why does this post have to come from one of our French participants?
    There's only one.

    This time, he would probably agree with Christian. (I'll ask him when I see him, but I'm pretty sure he deems heroism and patriotism remnants of a barbarian past).

    Does this not smack of hypocracy coming from the home of Napoleon's triumphal arch?
    The arc de triomphe represents the triumph of liberty over obscurantism and persecution. It's a universal symbol.
    The French people like to cherish abstract, universal ideas and the last French patriot died in 1970.
    Being a patriot today in France is at best frowned upon, at worst a shameful support of an ignominious right wing political party.

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    Er... could we go back to the main subject ?
    Thanks !

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    Since it has been deemed that the footprints are to be preserved, I am somewhat surprised that Libeskind has his museum over the them. It severely limits how they can be incorporated into the memorial especially with regard to height and the absence of sky.

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    Whoa. That Victoria and Albert Museum addition is awful.

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    It also eliminates the possibility of Guilliani's "soaring memorial," though Libeskind has signalled his flexibility. *

    By the way, the LMDC's site for the memorial competition is up and running. *Significantly for this discussion, the criteria they specify treats Libeskind's museum and layout as a fait accompli. *

    Time for all the wackos to come out of the woodwork again:
    http://www.wtcsitememorial.org


    (Edited by dbhstockton at 3:31 pm on April 28, 2003)

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