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Libeskind Design Chosen for Rebuilding at Ground Zero

Postby Rory W » Thu Feb 27, 2003 11:36 am

Just thought I'd let you know - it came from today's New York Times
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Postby GregF » Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:01 pm

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Postby Rita Ochoa » Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:10 pm

here greg:

http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Northeast/02/27/wtc.architect/index.html

notice the "garden tower"... it will be the world's tallest.

more about the competition:
http://www.world-memorial.org/New/building.html
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Postby Rory W » Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:25 pm

UGh - dont think much of this image
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Postby kefu » Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:31 pm

Why do I think there's no chance of us getting our own Libeskind

http://www.archeire.com/onsite/libeskind/index.html
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:32 pm

German design 'chosen for WTC'

A complex of angular towers and a spire that would be among the world's tallest structures has been chosen for the World Trade Center site in New York, official sources say. Berlin-based architect Daniel Libeskind's design is centred around the excavated pit of the former World Trade Center

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2803191.stm
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Feb 27, 2003 1:33 pm

Some good illustrations of various designs here

http://www.hughpearman.com/articles4/nywtc.html
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Postby AndrewP » Fri Feb 28, 2003 3:21 pm

What an ugly mess that design is. And the spire is too slight to give the skyline back its 'oomph' . Seems lower Manhattan will still be a shadow of its former self after this...
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Postby AndrewP » Mon Mar 03, 2003 2:51 pm

Paul - do you know what happened to that Dun Laoghaire project? Was it turned down?
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:23 am

It might even inject a new impetus into the daring plan he drew up in 2001 for the Carlisle Pier in Dún Laoghaire Harbour - a ship's prow-like structure containing a hotel, entertainment complex and emigration museum. Commissioned by Terry Devey, who made several trips to Berlin to persuade Libeskind to take on the project, it has the enthusiastic support of senior officials of Dún Laoghaoire-Rathdown County Council. But it is still an open question whether the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Authority will make the site available to realise his vision.
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