Banksy decries 1 WTC as “104 floors of compromise”

New York /
Oct.October 28, 2013 11:21 AM

The Latest Work By The Street artist known as Banksy is a response to the New York Times rejecting a proposed op-ed he wrote, condemning 1 World Trade Center. Banksy described the tower, in his rejected piece, as “104 floors of compromise.” He also said that the building “lacks any self-confidence,” and “looks like something they would build in Canada.” The tower, being built by the Durst Organization, is a suggestion that “the glory days of New York are gone,” Banksy accused, in the op-ed.

But after the Times declined to publish his piece, Banksy decided to put some graffiti on a truck in Sunset Park, Brooklyn instead, Gothamist reported.

A spokesperson for the Times confirmed to Gothamist that the newspaper had indeed rejected the submission, as “it didn’t agree on either the piece or the art” that accompanied the op-ed.

The Durst Organization is waiting to hear if a nonprofit that determines skyscraper height will rule whether the tower is indeed 1,776 feet tall, as the developers have claimed. [Gothamist]  – Hiten Samtani


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Douglas Durst (Getty)

Douglas Durst tapped to be next REBNY chair

Douglas Durst tapped to be next REBNY chair
Douglas Durst and a rendering of the project (Getty, DRWC)

Durst’s $2B Philly waterfront redevelopment project approved

Durst’s $2B Philly waterfront redevelopment project approved
A photo illustration of Douglas Durst (iStock)

Mayor grants Durst Org its Astoria ferry wish

Mayor grants Durst Org its Astoria ferry wish
Anna Wintour of Condé Nast, One World Trade Center and Douglas Durst (Wintour by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images; 1WTC via iStock; Durst by Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Condé Nast wants out at 1WTC. Durst may not be OK with that

Condé Nast wants out at 1WTC. Durst may not be OK with that
Durst Organization chairman Douglas Durst and Advance Publications president Donald Newhouse with One World Trade Center (Newhouse by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration; Unsplash)

Condé Nast may be moving out of 1 WTC

Condé Nast may be moving out of 1 WTC
Moody's CEO Raymond McDaniel and 1 World Trade Center (McDaniel by Alex Wong/Getty Images; Pixabay)

Moody’s looks to sublease its 1 WTC office

Moody’s looks to sublease its 1 WTC office
Robert Durst (Photo by Alex Gallardo-Pool/Getty Images)

Pandemic pushes back Robert Durst murder trial yet again

Pandemic pushes back Robert Durst murder trial yet again
4 Times Square (Google Maps, TikTok)

What happens if Trump banishes TikTok, savior of NYC’s office market?

What happens if Trump banishes TikTok, savior of NYC’s office market?
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...