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Paul Goldberger Talks About World Trade Center Rebuilding Delays

Now that the seemingly never-ending delays and budget stumbles at the World Trade Center site have caught the attention of outlets like 60 Minutes (who you’ll recall said the slow crawl toward completion was “a national disgrace“), as well as last week’s high-profile rally by construction workers who are trying to keep their jobs and push the rebuilding schedule forward, the effort (and sometimes lack thereof) has become big news. One of our favorite people, the New Yorker‘s architecture critic, Paul Goldberger, was on NPR‘s “All Things Considered” this past Friday, talking not just about the delays (like how much work has actually been done underground that no one sees, so they don’t care much about when complaining), but also looks at the larger picture, how maybe the site’s meaning and importance has shifted since 2001. Here’s the transcript and here it is for the listening:

If that leaves you hungry for more Goldberger in your ears, the critic was also recently over at “Studio 360″ talking to Kurt Andersen about a more beloved New York site: the High Line Park.

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