The tragic absurdity of the World Trade Center is that a very poor piece of architecture has become an involuntary martyr — a phantom tombstone of monstrous scale. A fake architectural monument (i.e. private economic activities dressed in a monumental garb, and housed in memorial pillars, totems and the like) has become a true memorial through its disappearance. By its bodily dissolution it has gained the (immortal) soul which had so far eluded it.
— Léon Krier, The Future Of Cities: The Absurdity of Modernism interview