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Daniel Libeskind


From: Sears, Ellen (ESears_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Mar 25 2004 - 06:35:30 PST

I had the opportunity to hear a presentation by Daniel Libeskind (master
planner for the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site) yesterday -
Wow - even without judging the buildings and spaces he has designed - gotta
love the thought process. And a great public speaker.

He shared several of his projects, but the 3-D Animation of the WTC site was
amazing - and to hear the reasoning behind the angle of the new streets, the
angle of the buildings. Such as:

"Those who were lost have become heroes. To commemorate those lost lives, I
created two large public places, the Park of Heroes and the Wedge of Light.
Each year on September 11th between the hours of 8:46 a.m., when the first
airplane hit and 10:28 a.m., when the second tower collapsed, the sun will
shine without shadow, in perpetual tribute to altruism and courage."