‘When we visited Ground Zero last month, a 9/11 memorial guard told us it was supposed to be “a dove of peace”.
A bony “closed eye” structure dubbed Oculus has been erected over the rebuilt World Trade Center transportation hub that overlooks the new Ground Zero.
At a cost well over budget of $4 billion, Oculus is the “neofuturistic” design of architect Santiago Calatrava.’
They have placed a bony “closed eye” structure dubbed Oculus over the rebuilt World Trade Center transportation hub that overlooks the new Ground Zero. The skylights in the architecture, which has been referred to as “a living, evolving, morphing creature,” will now “open” each year only once… on 9/11.
Each year, the public will symbolically “experience a subtle sense of man’s vulnerability, while maintaining a link to a higher order.”
H/T re – Santiago Calatrava: Jennifer Neilson