In the WTC Memorial Kitchen: Still Baking, Lots of Cooks

The NY Observer’s Blair Golson reports on conflict brewing around Michael Arad’s design for the WTC Memorial. Apparently, he doesn’t want to be the malleable vassal the Jury and the LMDC had in mind when they chose his proposal. Some accuse him of pursuing “unlimited control [over the Memorial design], without any checks on his responsibilities.” They also say Arad threatened to take his displeasures public to gain negotiating leverage. This, coming from an anonymous LMDC source involved in the rebuilding process.
Meanwhile, somehow, the Observer also learned of complaints by Arad’s original proposal team members, who say he hogged all the credit on their group design. Someone’s trying to make a point that Arad doesn’t play well with others.