Thursday, September 15, 2005

Flight 93 Memorial
Did We Win?

Somehow, I doubt it will be this easy. But, the architect says he will make changes:

WASHINGTON - The architect of the memorial to a plane downed in western Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, said Wednesday he would work to satisfy critics who complained that it honors terrorists with its crescent-shaped design.

Designer Paul Murdoch said he is “somewhat optimistic” that the spirit of the design could be maintained.

“It’s a disappointment there is a misinterpretation and a simplistic distortion of this, but if that is a public concern, then that is something we will look to resolve in a way that keeps the essential qualities,” Murdoch, 48, of Los Angeles, said in a telephone interview.

I can't wait to see what those changes are. Sorry to be pessimistic, but I have a feeling they won't be sufficient.