Freedom Tower modelGothamist links to some very interesting news on the Freedom Tower, the putative replacement for the World Trade Centre which is under construction in New York:

Ex-Yale student sues designer of Freedom Tower, alleges copyright infringement

Yes, it appears that a student is claiming that he showed some of his designs to David Childs, the architect of the Ground Zero site (which was masterplanned by Daniel Libeskind, who has his own legal issues around the development). Those designs bear a remarkable resemblance to finished product, or so he maintains.

So, that’s an architect suing the developer and a student suing an architect. What a noble symbol this building will be.