Calatrava’s Response to World Trade Center Changes

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Following up on yesterday’s post about the changes being required to Santiago Calatrava‘s contribution to the World Trade Center building project, a reader was kind enough to pass along world of Calatrava’s reaction. It’s nothing all that telling, as it tows the company line pretty well, but if anything, it shows that this particularly starchitect knows when to pick his battles and when he should be gentle and go along with a super high-profile project. Here’s his quote:

“We strongly support the Port Authority’s efforts to ensure that the World Trade Center Transportation Hub is built, and we are continuing to work collaboratively to find potential changes that will save time and money while preserving the integrity of the original design. The recent simplification of the mechanism for the opening and closing of the roof is just the latest example of many changes we have recommended to accomplish that goal.”