"Architecture is a field of repression": Daniel Libeskind on childhood memories, trauma, and architecture
"You repress almost everything to produce a building," states Daniel Libeskind during a long and wide-ranging conversation with the architectural historian Gillian Darley in the context of the exhibition Childhood ReCollections: Memory in Design at the Roca London Gallery."Everything is repressed... View full entry
NYC's Liberty Park comes into view
“They have taken what could have been a barren rooftop and turned it into much needed public space for the community...Because it’s elevated, it’s out of the flow of the street...There’ll be a sense of calm". - Catherine McVay Hughes, chairwoman of Community Board 1 in Lower Manhattan
David W Dunlap reports that although plans for Liberty Park have been mostly unknown till now, last month images of St. Nicholas Church and Liberty Park appeared on the website of the architect Santiago Calatrava, who is designing the church. The park was rendered in sufficient detail that... View full entry
9/11 Memorial Museum: Not Now (all about $$)
NYC mayor says money dispute will keep 9/11 museum from opening on time.
— Washington Post
Since its opening on 9/12 this year, 1 million tourists visited the site. Stakes are really high.. It is all about money now. The Port Authority, which owned the trade center and is building the museum, claims that the foundation owes it $300 million. The foundation claims that the authority... View full entry
I stuck to master plan
The architect Daniel Libeskind reflects on his Op-Ed from June 23, 2005, about his embattled master plan for rebuilding ground zero. He kind of alludes most important design decisions for the outcome was his. From the ashes of 9/11 rises Daniel Libeskind... What do you think? View full entry
Ground zero master planner, Daniel Libeskind, praises 9/11 memorial, calls it a 'visceral encounter with this piece of New York'
My idea in the master plan was that this was a place of the spirit. This is where people perished. It was not a piece of real estate any longer. You could not put a building there.
Previously on Archinect: Water On at WTC Memorial & On the 9/11 memorial and its disappointments. View full entry
Water On at WTC Memorial
at its heart, the memorial has come through at least somewhat intact. And at ground zero, that is saying quite a bit. - Christopher Hawthorne
If anything can be said from a single image above, the upcoming memorial will be highly emotional, meaningful, well visited and worth the wait. View full entry