Flight 93 Memorial update
Great news on the Flight 93 Memorial front. Remember the red crescent shape of the original memorial that caused quite a stir because it looked so much like a tribute to Islam? Looks like the architect has since rethought that design and is prepared to come up with something that would be a more appropriate and honorable tribute to the heroes of Flight 93:
WASHINGTON – The architect of the memorial to a plane downed in western Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, said Wednesday he would work to satisfy critics who complained that it honors terrorists with its crescent-shaped design.
Designer Paul Murdoch said he is "somewhat optimistic" that the spirit of the design could be maintained.
"It’s a disappointment there is a misinterpretation and a simplistic distortion of this, but if that is a public concern, then that is something we will look to resolve in a way that keeps the essential qualities," Murdoch, 48, of Los Angeles, said in a telephone interview.
(Hat tip: Captain Ed. And a big thanks to Michelle Malkin for alerting us about this issue to begin with.)
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(Cross-posted at BlogsForBush)