It appears, Mr. Volpini, that The Times architecture columnist holds that these latest renderings represent a retrenchment from the original concept.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/arts/ ... trava.html
I've long known and respected you as a student of architecture; willing to share your thoughts with the Forum?
I'm sure the Silverstein interests are chuckling away - "now we got room to put up another building when the time is right", and the Memorial? "put up a plaque somewhere".
Possibly you have followed the discussion over at the Amtrak Forum regarding consideration to having the Adirondack serve an unattractive commuter rail station in place of the present station. Here we are addressing one train a day; at WTC, considering the confluence of three Subway lines as well as the PATH, there likely will be more passengers passing through WTC than even Penn Station.