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12/18/02

Designs Submitted for New World Trade Center

New York City is one step closer to deciding what will happen to the World Trade Center site. Wednesday seven potential designs for the site were unveiled in Lower Manhattan.

The plans were drafted by architects from Berlin, London, Amsterdam, Tokyo, New York and Los Angeles. All of the designs include a memorial to the victims of last year's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Four of the plans propose creating the tallest building in the world. Cost, traffic impact, treatment of the skyline and approach to a memorial are some of the factors that will determine which plan is chosen.

"They are designs not only for our time, but for all time. The reborn world trade center must transcend the present, to speak to our children and to our children's children about our society's experience," said John Whitehead, Chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. "It will be an immortal message to future generations about who we are and about what we stand for."

The designs will be on public display until February 2nd. They'll also be posted on the development corporations web site. You can get there by ( clicking here).

A final decision on the plans is expected by the end of next month.

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