Where were all the geeks in Lower Manhattan yesterday? At J&R Music World, buying copies of any of the following on DVD: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, or The Simpsons second season. I picked up the latter two items, opting to hold off on LOTR until November, when the extended version is released. In the meantime I'll sate myself with William Shatner yelling "KHAN!!!" and Ricardo Montalban chewing the scenery. But he does it so well.
This afternoon at lunch I wandered down to Federal Hall to see the six design proposals for the WTC site. The exhibit is set up in a circle surrounding a large wooden model of Manhattan from 14th Street south. Even in three dimensions, none of the proposals are terribly interesting or exciting. I did enjoy the pictures of Lower Manhattan from 1949 to 1976, showing the development of modern skyscrapers and how they replaced the older, concrete towers of the past. I also found my apartment building on the model, and it sure does look puny compared to the buildings downtown.