The Candian Mock Up of the WTC Reflecting Absence memorial has resulted in neighbors fighting the mock up as a zoning violation and notes from critics who say the water in the memorial will not be able to be seen from a distance.
The mockup is next to the swimming pool at the home of Dan Euser of Waterarchitecture is 10-metre high, 12-metre wide.
CTV notes was chosen for the design” water is seen to be cleansing and healing” but that neighbors are upset.
The project has raised the ire of some of his neighbors, who say Euser has no permit and has violated zoning regulations for his suburban neighborhood.
The model will come down by winter, but one neighbour has already spent $15,000 trying to fight the four storey structure.
“All that comes to my mind is the amount of costs I’m incurring just to get the city to consent to make sure that this does not become an industrial use area,” said neighbour Harry Harakh.
The article notes the design is not the steady torent of water Arad had proposed but rather streams of water a few centimeters apart.
“It’s an incredibly graceful and delicate way to do it on an enormous scale,” Douglas Ross Findlay, the project’s landscape architect, told reporters.
Meanwhile in the World Trade Center Blog Dad notes:
In the photos, the close-ups look ok, but the distant view looks kinda anemic. Maybe it’s a bit better in person. You don’t get much for half a billion $ in NYC anymore.
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