May 22, 2009
EVOLUTION of the CONCEPT:
Public criticism in 2002 of the initial round of WTC rebuild concepts by 6 architectural design firms triggered a response from the LMDC. It was decided that a public outreach should be used to obtain ideas for a new vision.
Public submission of ideas was conducted during July/August of 2002 by New York New Visions. It was to be used for public display of ideas submitted for the new concept for the WTC site.
It was at this point, on July 22, 2002, that I submitted the WTC concept that involved beams of sunlight appearing at 9:15 am each Sept. 11, the reflecting facades and the “tree of life” and green building as a regenerative concept.
It was subsequently used and developed as the WTC concept without attribution.
L. Barlow, AIA
Links below will provide background information: