What I hope doesn’t carry through from the plans the LMDC selected from Daniel Libeskind and THINK Team:
Needlessly symbolic height (1,776 feet) Why not two 911′ high towers? Duh, because.
Single high-profile elements that completely draw attention away from the plan and architecture of the rest of the site.
What I hope does carry through:
“The Bathtub” as part of the memorial (Read Edith Iglauer’s 1972 New Yorker article about its construction, as discussed here.)
Paul Goldberger’s called-for “Eiffel Tower for the 21st Century” (as discussed here.)
Memorials related/sited to the points of impact, an element of THINK’s World Cultural Center which (New Republic architecture critic) Martin Filler attributes to Shigeru Ban.
What Filler calls such a concept, which I personally favor: “unquestionably the most provocative.” [I think he’s talking about the latticework as Ban’s, not the memorial. I like both.]
Despite a lot of overwrought reaction, Filler wins the greg.org “smartest critic” award for agreeing with me on so many points: this memorial idea, the 1,776′ tower, and (finally!) the Eisenman-as-ruin-as-memorial-instigator analysis.