2005_05_hugs.jpgForget Saddam in his underwear (people, this is like seeing your uncle absent-mindedly walk around the house without his pants, only if your uncle is a murderer and despot), the truly awesome photograph that the NY Post has today is this shot of Governor Pataki and polarizing international architect Daniel Libeskind getting cozy. Photographer Josh Williams captured the moment, to which the Post writes, "What will Libby Pataki and Nina Libeskind say when they see their husbands locked in this loving embrace?" Libeskind and Pataki were together, along with other World Trade Center poobahs, to see the unveiling of the Cultural Center designs for Ground Zero. While pols say the design is "respectful," some victims families think the design is too close to the WTC Memorial. Regardless, all involved emphasized that the design met security standards.

NY Times architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff is impressed, writing, "The building, by the Norwegian firm Snohetta, is strangely seductive: with some fine-tuning, it could even become a fascinating work." More information, including a slide show, from Lower Manhattan.