Tonight at 9PM, PBS (Channel 13) will air the Frontline documentary, sacred ground, by Nick Rosen and Kevin Sim about the wrangling to develop a tower for the redesigned World Trade Center. At the heart of the documentary are Daniel Libeskind, the chosen master planner of the whole site, and David Childs, the architect brought on to steer the design of the Freedom Tower. Gothamist will be watching, because we've been following the redesign drama for a while now. The Daily News' David Bianculli reviews the documentary, noting "what's most disheartening and disturbing is the sense of watching opportunity, and true beauty, slipping away" while seeing the bickering and power struggles.
Frontline's own site for sacred ground will go up after the show airs - we look forward to the page on Libeskind's and Childs's respective design philosophies. And Curbed notes how NY Times critic Nicolai Ouroussoff thinks New York City will be "Totally New" after certain buildings are built.