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New York Times Rejects Banksy Op-Ed That Slams One World Trade Center

Via Yahoo News:
Banksy, the elusive British street artist nearing the end of a month-long New York City residency, published an op-ed column on his website Sunday slamming the design of One World Trade Center, the 104-story skyscraper scheduled to be opened on the World Trade Center site next year. "As a visitor staying New York for the past few weeks one thing has become very clear to me," Banksy wrote in the op-ed. "You've got to do something about the new World Trade Center. That building is a disaster. Well no, disasters are interesting. One World Trade centre [sic] is a non-event. It's vanilla. It looks like something they would build in Canada." Banksy submitted the op-ed to the New York Times, which declined to publish it. "We couldn't agree on either the piece or the art, so we did reject it," Eileen Murphy, a spokeswoman for the Times, told Yahoo News.
Banksy's website is here.

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