What’s Not to Not Like?

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Like a lot of people I was badly disappointed by David Childs’ misbegotten design for the Freedom Tower, the battle clad banality that will stand where the World Trade Center used to be. And the massive flank of accompanying towers by major names — Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Fumihiko Maki — is not much better. Whatever their individual virtues, they’re too tall. Human scale anybody? Now Rafael Vinoly, the architect who was part of one of the design teams that offered an alternative proposal for the site, has decided to let people know just what he thinks of how things are shaping up there. I’m with you Raffi.