About 22 architectural firms responded to the call. Of those, the list was whittled down to four prestigious, if esthetically conservative
, firms: Rafael Viely Architects, Polshek Partnership Architects, Michael Graves & Associates and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the firm that is now overseeing the Freedom Tower at ground zero.
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