No Lack Of Rhetoric At WTC Designers

WTC master planner Daniel Libeskind, memorial designer Michael Arad, and PATH station architect Santiago Calatrava attempt to “get beyond the rhetoric and confusion” that has plagued the WTC reconstruction process.
October 6, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"AIA New York chapter president Rick Bell kicked off the session, saying that the event was an attempt to “get beyond the rhetoric and confusion” that has plagued the reconstruction process from the beginning. Perhaps his expectations were too high; by the end of the panel it seemed that Libeskind had only sunk further and further into his almost unintelligible freedom-centric optimism, while Arad demonstrated how he had been schooled in the fine arts of evasive speech in the months since his selection. Even Calatrava was, to his own admission, fairly “peripatetic” in his responses."

Thanks to Julie Taraska

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Published on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 in MetropolisMag.com
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