Architectural rendering of Park51's planned futuristic design. (Image courtesy park51.com)
Park 51 developers have unveiled a few renderings of what they have planned for their controversial community center. The designs, by consultants SOMA Architects, aim to be hip, futuristic and architecturally forward-thinking while incorporating some traditional motifs common in Arabic architecture.
While it certainly doesn’t hurt to have plans for an impressive looking structure, do these drawings do anything to lessen the ire of the mosque’s detractors?
What do you think? Do you feel any better about Park51 in our area having seen what it could look like?
Park 51 is the new name for the Cordoba House Mosque
We had a few questions for Park51 today, so we reached out as any modern person does. Through Twitter.
UPDATE: Park51 had just tweeted to BatteryParkCity.com that they are seeking funding from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.
To read the entire transcript go to our Twitter Feed (http://www.twitter.com/batterypark)
A partial transcript from the conversation reads below:
What do you think about our chat?
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