Failed Promise: WTC

The design and building process for the World Trade Center has been a disaster, writes Paul Goldberger. “Forty years seem not to have got us beyond the folly of Nelson Rockefeller and the building of the original World Trade Center. And they haven’t freed us from the use of sanctimonious rhetoric to cover up what, ultimately, has turned out to be a lot more like a typical New York real-estate saga than anything else.”