The latest version of the Freedom Tower is the best yet.
The tower now has a square footprint (set well back from the street), and a graceful, tapering shape. The gimmicky open-air structure at the top of the tower (which was to have housed wind turbines, of all things) is gone, too. What Childs has produced instead is a simple obelisk, an appropriate shape for a building that is, at least in part, a memorial.I do not agree with this. I noted earlier that I think that this new design is clunky and anything but graceful...but I'm certainly no critic.
Original Winning Libskind Design:
Compromise Libskind/Childs Design
New Childs Design
See my earlier Freedom Tower posts:
The (all new) Freedom Tower unveiled...
Addition to NY Skyline put on Hold