Kimmelman's latest review of 1WTC makes sense. And though I'm a newbie to New York, unapologetically in awe of all that's occurred at Ground Zero and in no way in a position to critique the city for its praises and problems (yet), I thought this article proves a major point that seems to be stuck in the minds of most New Yorkers these days.
A highlight from the kicker:
"Life has a way of taking over even the most unpromising places in New York...Until then, 1 World Trade is a cautionary tale. The public had a big stake in making it great. That stake wasn’t leveraged. There are other giant projects like Hudson Yards, Penn Station and Roosevelt Island that will reshape the city’s streets and skyline. Their design is everyone’s business.
Not so bad should never be good enough."