Santiago Calatrava's Communication Tower in BarcelonaThe Port Authority announced that Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava will be designing the transit hub at Ground Zero, in association with NY engineering firms DMJM + Harris and STV Group Inc. Newsday says that Daniel Libeskind (who did not apply for the project) approves, calling Calatrava's work "outstanding." Herbert Muschamp is ecstatic about Calatrava: "The choice of Mr. Calatrava is the clearest sign yet that the rebuilding of ground zero will be an achievement of cosmopolitan dimensions." Muschamp also calls him "the greatest living poet of transportation architecture" and after looking at Calatrava's website, Gothamist agrees his work is majestic.

The Times' Edward Wyatt says a "single vision is emerging" for the WTC redesign after all the bickering. Gothamist is relieved.