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Banksy Critiques One World Trade as "Shyscraper"

Banksy Critiques One World Trade as "Shyscraper"
Banksy Critiques One World Trade as "Shyscraper", One World Trade Center as seen from the Hudson River. Image © Joe Mabel via Wikipedia
One World Trade Center as seen from the Hudson River. Image © Joe Mabel via Wikipedia

Banksy, the pseudonymous United Kingdom-based graffiti artist who is currently making his rounds in New York City, has proclaimed the One World Trade Center as the city’s “biggest eyesore.” In a brief op-ed piece, Banksy describes the SOM-designed tower as a “shy skyscraper,” one that declares New York’s “glory days” are gone.

“You really need to put up a better building in front of it right away,” stated Banksy. “... because you currently have under construction a one thousand foot tall sign that reads, New York - we lost our nerve.”

Criticism of the One World Trade isn’t new, as many leading critics have bashed its design for being “meh” - a watered-down version of Daniel Libeskind’s original proposal.

Read Bansky's full op-ed, after the break.  

Banksy Critiques One World Trade as "Shyscraper", One World Trade Center as seen from the Hudson River. Image © Joe Mabel via Wikipedia
One World Trade Center as seen from the Hudson River. Image © Joe Mabel via Wikipedia

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Banksy Critiques One World Trade as "Shyscraper"" 28 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/443622/bansky-critiques-one-world-trade-as-shyscraper/> ISSN 0719-8884
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