To Donald Trump, the proposals for the replacement for the World Trade Center look like a junkyard. His solution? Rebuild the twin towers, more or less.
Trump had little use for the futuristic, angular Freedom Tower model. The plan 'looks like a junkyard, a series of broken-down angles that don't match each other. And we have to live with this for hundreds of years?' he said. 'It is the worst pile of crap architecture I've ever seen in my life.'
However, Trump said he was leaving it up to developer Larry Silverstein, who owns the lease on the World Trade Center site, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the land, to execute the design first introduced last year by engineer Ken Gardner. Trump described the existing design as 'essentially a skeleton' at the top. 'If we rebuild the World Trade Center in the form of a skeleton, the terrorists win.'