Season 22, Episode 16 Sacred Ground

First Aired: September 7, 2004

"Sacred Ground" chronicles the tortuous design process for the World Trade Center site, a contentious collaboration between architect Daniel Libeskind, the winner of a competition to design the site's master plan, and site developer Larry Silverstein and his favored architect, David Childs. New York governor George Pataki favored Libeskind's plan, but Silverstein stood on his "absolute right" to choose an architect, and the battle---as much about money and power as aesthetics---was joined.

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