Originally Posted by O-tacular
Good suggestion. It doesn't sound like Durst-bag is even entertaining other options though. From what I can gather he's just a stubborn cheap ass who won't compromise and just wants to do as bare minimum as possible. If he won't even paint it, do you think he'd add something as "fancy" as cloth?
Edit: I'm beginning to think his idea of high maintenance for the spire is anything not involving leaving it as a rusting pigeon roost.
If the spire is left like that, I'll eat my hat! I have more faith in NYC, as a global world city, than many seem to have. There is no way that the future signature pinnacle of NYC and reminder to 9/11 will be crowned with an ugly spike that would be viewed as a major eye-sore anywhere else in the city. Shame on NYC's leaders as a whole if they let this man bring his miserly little plan to fruition without even a whimper. Again, I'll be shocked if this occurs. It is just not a plausible thing to do when you are dealing with such a site. It would be a massive error to go cheap here, massive and selfish, and the world, i.e, the cognoscenti, the foreign press, etc would look at NYC and its population in its entirety as if it were insane, miserly or negligent. I for one won't be personally affected, as spires in any form do not wet my whistle, so to speak. I'm more of a roof person, therefore I will probably just admire the building itself and discount the needle on top as a mere after-thought, a lingering monument to greed and stinginess, the paucity of good aesthetic taste and to a complete and utter lack of proper foresight/due diligence. What a clusterf***, pardon my french.