Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Freedom Tower architectural design copyright dispute

An architect is suing over the design of the Freedom Tower. This has received quite a bit of attention in the press. Gothamist has it covered here:

A former Yale architecture student is suing architect David Childs and architecture firm Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, claiming they stole his design and used it for Freedom Tower at the WTC site. Thomas Shine and his lawyer say that in 1999, Shine's design for "Olympic Tower" was evaluated in Yale class by Childs who said of the twisted tower and exterior grid, "It is a very beautiful shape...
More articles: NY Daily News, CNN, NY Newsday, NY Lawyer, CBS


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