2003_9_trump.jpgThe Donald, feeling the cold shadow of non-attention in NY building squabbles, told reporters (during a session that Gothamist thinks was promoting The Apprentice, the reality show where people compete to land a job with Trump) that he hates the Libeskind design for the WTC area: "I was never a huge fan of the World Trade Center. Nobody loved the architecture...Then [the towers] came down. Now, I see pictures and I say, 'They were great,' [but] how could they replace it with this monstrosity of garbled nonsense." Of course, he defends developer Larry Silverstein. Man, Trump develops a bunch of buildings in Manhattan and suddenly he's a design authority?

Gothamist on the WTC redesign